Printed Circuit Boards

Navigating the World of Electronic Manufacturing

By |2024-01-31T15:31:44-06:00January 31st, 2024|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

The field of electronic manufacturing is an intricate and rapidly evolving landscape, pivotal to the advancement of modern technology. As a cornerstone of technological progress, it encompasses a myriad of processes from the assembly of intricate electronic components to the

Why Outsource Electronics Manufacturing?

By |2023-11-20T17:51:25-06:00November 20th, 2023|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive market, companies often find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to manufacturing. To outsource electronics manufacturing or not? That is the question. The answer often lies in the numerous advantages that come with

Onshoring and Offshoring – What Do They Mean in Electronics Manufacturing?

By |2023-08-31T15:52:28-05:00August 31st, 2023|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

With an increasingly globalized world, the business landscape has evolved significantly over the past decades, with companies constantly seeking ways to optimize their operations, increase profits, and fulfill consumer demand in real-time. Onshoring and offshoring, often associated with the electronics

Cost-Saving Ideas – Manufacturing for Electronics

By |2023-05-04T23:03:53-05:00May 4th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

In the highly competitive manufacturing industry, companies are always looking for cost-saving ideas for manufacturing to increase their profitability and stay ahead of the competition. For businesses operating in the electronics industry, cost-saving ideas for manufacturing are particularly important due

Annular Ring – A definition for electronic manufacturers

By |2023-04-28T07:36:40-05:00April 30th, 2023|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

An annular ring derives its name from the shape annulus which means a ring-shaped region. Similar to this, the ring on a printed circuit board (PCB) designates the region between the edge of the conductive copper pad and the drilled

Burnt Circuit Board? What Causes a Printed Circuit Board to Catch Fire?

By |2023-03-30T22:31:51-05:00March 30th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Testing, Testing & Calibration|

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are essential components of modern electronics. They are used in various devices, including smartphones, computers, and medical equipment. However, PCBs can sometimes catch fire, leading to a burnt circuit board. A burnt circuit board can cause

The Difference Between ODB++ and Gerber for PCB Design

By |2022-11-30T00:29:33-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Design, Documentation, EMS, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Every electronic circuit is built upon a printed circuit board (PCB) that houses all the electronic components. Designers typically use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools to design PCBs, and then transfer this data to companies through the relevant Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

Avoiding The Dreaded Cold Solder Joint

By |2022-09-30T22:45:05-05:00September 30th, 2022|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Good solder joint formation is a prerequisite in electronics manufacturing. The failure of one small solder joint can compromise the functioning of an entire PCB and cause intermittent faults, which can significantly reduce the lifespan of any device and lead

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 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

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