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The US Assembly Manufacturing Sector Continues Its Solid Growth

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Jun 09, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Overall trends in US assembly manufacturing point to America continuing to be a strong player in the global electronics manufacturing industry.  

The latest numbers on industry trends at first look a bit bad for domestic electronics assembly.  After nearly uninterrupted growth for most of last year, there was a slight dip in reported shipments for Q1 2015.  Numbers are still higher than they were this time last year, however.  It's also not hard to chalk the decline down to simply being in the post-Christmas season.  Just picking one representative industry, it's clear that smartphone sales take a big dip in Q1 pretty much every year.

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Assembly Solutions: How They Solve Your Problems

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Though most people may not realize it, the fact stands that manufacturing services and assembly solutions require some of the most skilled and careful employees in today's workforce. After all, designing and crafting precise electronics are extremely challenging processes. Ultimately, this is the reason that many electronics companies decide to seek out a manufacturer who offers design and assembly solutions. But why should you outsource the manufacture of your products instead of handling it in-house? Here is a look at three ways that professional assembly solutions can solve your problems, and how to get the most out of your investment. 

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Topics: assembly electronics solution, assembly solutions, assembly manufacturer, assembly electronic

4 Ways A Contract Manufacturer Can Provide Solutions For You

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, May 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

No one likes to hear about a problem, but everyone is ready for a good solution! Unfortunately, finding an efficient and effective method for resolving any issues that your busies may be having can be a bit more challenging than it initially sounds - especially if your resources are somewhat limited. The good news for SMBs in the electronics industry is that a contract manufacturing company can actually help to stretch your resources, and empower your company by providing you with affordable and workable solutions that can improve your customer satisfaction rates and boost your sales revenue.

Let's explore just a few of the ways that a contract manufacturer can help to provide solutions to your problems and drive your cares away.    

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Topics: assembly electronics solution, assembly solutions, assembly manufacturer, assembly electronic

Issues To Avoid In PC Board Assembly

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

 With so many options in electronics partners and printed circuit board assembly, there are also so many ways the process can go wrong.  Simply having a great idea and a market to match isn't enough to guarantee success in the electronics business:  The wrong PCB assembler could still undo all your other work.

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Getting The Most From Your Assembly Electronic Service

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

There's a world of manufacturing options out there, literally.  Since the outsourced manufacturing boom of the 90s-00s, the only challenge facing a company looking for assembly electronic solutions is sorting through the many, many options on the table.

For a lot of companies, the options boil down to "who has the lowest prices?" but that's really only the start of the matter.  Sure, there are plenty of assembly plants that will provide what you ask for, more or less, but you can ultimately get far more out of your assembly service without paying too much more money.

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Topics: assembly electronic, assembly manufacturer, pc board assembly

Is Poor Communication Holding Back Your PC Board Assembly Solution?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

When companies are looking to outsource their Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly, especially offshore, they may fail to consider the importance of communication and oversight in these processes. Good PCB design and assembly requires a two-way street, with a partner who's listening to you and your business needs.

If those communications break down, or if your assembly source is so far away that oversight becomes impossible, the chances of something going wrong in the design increase dramatically.

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Topics: assembly electronic, assembly manufacturer, pc board assembly

The Dos & Don'ts Of Hiring A PCB Assembly Manufacturer

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

If you've been thinking about soliciting the help of a third party PCB assembly manufacturer, you're not alone. Many small and medium sized electronics businesses are realizing how beneficial it can be to partner with a contract manufacturing service, both as a means of saving money and improving the quality of their finished products. Despite the fact that there are many such contract manufacturing services, though, it's important that you are aware of what to look for before partnering with another company. This will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck, and preserve the integrity of your boards, enabling yourself to move forward and grow. If you're not sure how to go about reviewing your prospects, take a look at these "dos" and "don'ts" to selecting a PCB assembly manufacturing service.

DO Consider Location

Some businesses make the mistake of turning their eyes overseas when looking for a contract manufacturing company. In many cases, offshore companies will charge less money for PC board assembly services, but there's a reason for that. Offshore companies don't always adhere to the same safety and labor standards that we value in the United States. Counterfeit parts may be utilized in order to shave off costs and cut corners. This could compromise the quality of your devices, and even make you liable for lawsuits. As a result, it's best to keep your sights on qualified American companies.

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Topics: pcb assembly service, assembly manufacturer, pcb assembly manufacturer

Why Hire American Contract Manufacturers?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

It's not uncommon for small to midsize electronics companies to seek out the assistance of a contract manufacturing vendor as a means of reducing the time, costs, and other burdens associated with the production of PC boards. Contract manufacturing businesses exist all throughout the world, providing companies like yours with many options. Unfortunately, while many offshore contract manufacturers offer lower prices than their American competitors, the quality of their boards are often subpar. But what is it, exactly, that makes American businesses better and sets them apart? This post will take a deeper look at why you should only consider partnering with an American manufacturing service.

6 Reasons to Hire American Contractors

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Why Should I Partner With A PCB Assembly Manufacturer?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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From Dream to Reality: PCB Prototype Assembly Services

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, May 30, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

The evolution of our world's technology is truly astounding. In the past decades, we've made great leaps and bounds in terms of what our electronic devices are capable of accomplishing, and things are only getting better. Technological engineers and electronics designers are continuously dreaming up new ways to improve existing products, as well as completely original ideas for simplifying every day life and tasks. But how does this process occur, exactly? 

Every bit of technology - from the smallest, consumer electronic gadget to complex healthcare and aerospace units - begins with an idea. From here, plans can be made to develop a working prototype in order to test the capabilities of the device and to determine whether the idea is worth investing in, or how it can be further expounded upon in order to make it more operable, functional, and efficient. Every step in designing and assembling the prototype is essential to enabling the simple dream to become a reality. To give you a better idea of the process, this post will walk you through the life cycle of a prototype.

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