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RoHS 3 Compliance – What are ROHS Substances?

By |2022-06-03T15:44:36-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing|

The EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation has evolved significantly since its inception in 2003. Indeed, it’s now one of Europe’s most comprehensive human health protection, safe waste management, and environmental preservation programs.  But more importantly, RoHS-3 is now

What does “potting” mean in electronics manufacturing?

By |2022-05-16T18:09:22-05:00May 16th, 2022|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Potting boxes are among the most common electronic enclosures. They protect the box’s internal components from physical damage and environmental factors. Potting also enhances electronic insulation. However, the approach is slightly different from other strategies used in electronic enclosure design

The 5s Methodology And Its Benefits To A Manufacturing Environment

By |2022-05-02T17:25:02-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

The 5s methodology is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity by maintaining an orderly workplace. In addition to Takt Time it was coined and made popular by Toyota in the 1960s in an effort to eliminate waste from

IPC 610 vs IPC 620

By |2022-02-02T10:52:45-06:00February 2nd, 2022|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement|

IPC 610 and IPC 620 are two of the most common programs in the electronics manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the two can be very confusing, especially if you’re just getting started with IPC programs. This guide focuses on the difference between

Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

By |2022-01-20T23:28:40-06:00January 6th, 2022|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

The role of enclosure design in the electronics industry cannot be overstated. From the smartphones in our pockets to extension cords and home theaters, the outer cover of these devices is crucial to their function, performance, and life. PCB enclosures

What is a Soldering Flux?

By |2021-11-16T14:07:24-06:00November 16th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Soldering flux is a chemical substance used before and during the soldering process of electronic components. Soldering flux can be used for both manual and automated soldering processes.  Soldering flux is mainly used to prepare the metal surfaces before soldering

Electronic Components Sourcing Options – Pros and Cons

By |2021-10-29T15:19:07-05:00October 29th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Whether you have an in-house process for manufacturing electronic components or depend on a CEM (Contract Electronics Manufacturer), it's critical to have a steadfast supply chain. Unfortunately, today the supply chain is experiencing serious difficulties due to the global pandemic,

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder

By |2021-08-13T15:22:34-05:00August 13th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder in Electronics Manufacturing Soldering is an important tool in electronics manufacturing used in building anything from a child’s toy to a spacecraft. Whether lead-free or leaded, all solder serves the same function – it acts as

What Is Conformal Coating?

By |2020-11-04T14:20:13-06:00November 4th, 2020|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Circuit boards are exposed to various contaminants like moisture, dust, fungus, and abrasion. The conformal coating protects PCBs and electronics from external elements to improve their performance in harsh environments. Conformal coat technology was first used by the military, but

Outsourcing A Box Build Assembly

By |2020-08-27T14:20:55-05:00August 27th, 2020|Best Practices, Manufacturing, Technology|

Outsourcing box build assembly is a common thing nowadays as it's convenient for many companies to receive a finished product from their CM. The process ranges from a single printed circuit board to a sub-assembly of mechanical components, cables, wires,