Design

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

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

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

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

Engineering Change Order (ECO): Everything You Need to Know

By |2021-01-08T12:00:32-06:00January 8th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Process Improvement, Testing, Testing & Calibration|

Change management is virtually a requirement in the electronics and other manufacturing industries. It specifically relates to alterations needed after the initial design phase of your project. In many industries, the engineering change order is the most frequent example of

Choosing The Right PCB Enclosure

By |2020-11-24T11:06:33-06:00November 24th, 2020|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

You will encounter PCB enclosures in almost every electrical device. From iPhones to smoke detectors, the outer cover of these devices is crucial to their functionality. Any electronic gadget is contained inside an enclosure made of plastic or some other

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

Standard PCB Thickness Explained

By |2020-04-15T12:11:44-05:00April 15th, 2020|Component Sourcing, Design, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are crucial components of various electrical devices and heavy machinery used in countless industries. To design the ideal board for any given device, you will need to understand the importance of the base material - copper

Why Use a PCB Prototype?

By |2020-01-23T08:58:38-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Technology, Testing|

Why use a PCB prototype? Before you start a full production run, you must ensure that your Printed Circuit board (PCB) functions correctly. Since PCBs are an integral part of many electronic devices, if one performs inadequately or fails after