Best Practices

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

The Halogen Free PCB

By |2022-02-16T14:43:13-06:00February 16th, 2022|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Fluorine and chlorine have negative health effects when present in certain concentrations in circuit boards. This is the reason IEC came up with halogen free PCBs. Since electronics contain materials with high concentrations of halogens, to have a halogen free

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

Intrinsically Safe Electronics

By |2021-12-06T09:51:41-06:00December 6th, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Workplace health and safety procedures are crucial for the well-being of both employees and employers. All industries have safety risks, but in high-risk environments, people face real dangers as they earn their livelihood. When designing electronic equipment for use in

What Companies Must Learn From Electronics Material Supply Challenges

By |2021-09-03T13:45:13-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Companies Must Learn From The Electronics Material Supply Challenges Brought By COVID-19 Covid-19 was the black swan event that exposed the critical fragilities inherent in global supply chains. According to Accenture, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have experienced supply chain

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 Takt Time? Why is Takt Time Important?

By |2021-05-28T14:16:04-05:00May 28th, 2021|Best Practices, Manufacturing|

Long lead times and infrequent deliveries - these are not characteristics you want to be associated with your production lines. You need to optimize resources, workflow processes, and the time necessary to complete a project in production. Takt time can

Wave Soldering Vs. Reflow Soldering

By |2021-04-29T09:23:22-05:00April 29th, 2021|Best Practices, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Soldering is a primary process of producing printed circuit boards. Soldering is used for attaching electronic components to printed circuit boards. The two main types of soldering are wave and reflow. When determining which type of soldering is most appropriate,

A Guide to New Product Introduction (NPI)

By |2021-02-19T11:11:34-06:00February 19th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement|

While aiming to stay relevant and competitive in the market, companies must consistently convert new ideas into tangible products that satisfy their customers' needs. Introducing a new product or service begins with researching your customers to learn challenges before brainstorming