Engineering

Defining VA/VE for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

By |2022-09-19T13:48:04-05:00September 19th, 2022|EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Original equipment manufacturers play an essential role in modern production. However, since they primarily exist in the B2B market, most consumers are unaware of their significance. This is despite them using products that comprise OEM parts daily. On the other

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

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,

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a PCB Manufacturer

By |2021-03-08T09:31:47-06:00March 8th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Supply Chain, Technology, Testing|

The printed circuit board is one of the most important features of an electronic assembly. The PCB provides mechanical support and connectivity for electronic devices. PCBs come in several different technologies, depending upon the application. Some examples are; Rigid boards,

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