Manufacturing

An Explanation of OEM, ODM, CEM, and EMS Provider

By |2021-06-30T15:05:19-05:00June 30th, 2021|EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing|

Many people often confuse the role of OEMs, ODMs, CEMs, and EMS providers, all manufacturing-related services. Understanding the differences between them can help clear the confusion. Here is a look at the definitions and distinctions of these terms. What Is

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,

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

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

How does a pandemic impact electronic manufacturing?

By |2020-09-30T11:40:09-05:00September 30th, 2020|Component Sourcing, Manufacturing, Process Improvement|

According to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Centre, 96% of Americans own a mobile phone, while over 74% own a computer device. This is a clear sign of how the electronic manufacturing industry has shifted over the past

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,