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Assembly Solutions: How They Solve Your Problems

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

Though mostassembly-solutions 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. 

1. Excellent Quality

As a business owner, it is understandable that you've got money on the brain. Of course you don't want to blow your budget on manufacturing costs, but quality should always be your primary concern when considering your assembly solutions options. After all, if you're not offering top grade products to your customers, you're going to lose a lot of revenue anyway. So what is the best way to determine whether or not a manufacturer will deliver the level of precision and quality that you require for your electronics? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Do your research - Not sure if you can trust an electronic contract manufacturer? Look them up online. These days, it's easy to find an online review of a company. It's also a good idea to check out the company's website to see what their professional profile looks like. Do they cater to your specific industry? This can make a huge difference in the quality of their work.

  • Ask for referrals - Your prospective manufacturing company should be more than able to supply you with a list of previous clients who were happy with their design and assembly solutions.

  • Order prototypes - One of the best ways to test a contract electronic manufacturer's abilities is through the order of prototypes. This will enable you to check out an example of the finished product(s) that will eventually be offered to your customers. By requesting a small batch, you will be able to see how much attention to detail is given to each prototype, plainly revealing how precise and committed to excellence the manufacturer really is.

  • Watch out for counterfeiting - A huge risk associated with working with offshore assembly solutions is the integration of counterfeit parts into your products. When reading reviews on your prospective manufacturing service or inspecting your prototype, be on the lookout for counterfeiting to ensure that you're receiving only high quality finished products.  

2. Save Money
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Once you are confident in your possible manufacturer's ability to del
iver stellar electronics, you can narrow your options down further by considering price. Here are two things to look for that will help to keep your costs under control:

  • Product Testing - Make sure to find out how your manufacturer tests the functionality and quality of finished products. Quality control is key to ensuring that your customers won't be sending back malfunctioning equipment, costing you more money on replacement, and possibly even causing you to lose business.

  • Robotics - Today, many manufacturers incorporate robotics into their assembly solutions. Robotic arms are capable of handling small scale assembly work that requires a great deal of precision and accuracy. Once assembly is completed, humans are able to check the work and make any corrections. Because the robotic equipment doesn't expect a paycheck at the end of the week, the manufacturer is able to save a significant amount of money and can then pass those savings onto you. 

3. Feel Comfortable

The last thing to consider when choosing an electronics assembly service is your level of comfort with the manufacturer. It's important to develop a relationship with open communication. When you feel confident that your manufacturer is truly listening to your needs and feedback, you'll find that the process of outsourcing your assembly solutions goes much smoother. 

How could professional assembly solutions help to solve your manufacturing services problems?

 

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4 Ways A Contract Manufacturer Can Provide Solutions For You

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

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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.    

Solutions for Design  

An efficient and effective product begins with the design of an efficient and effective PC board. In order to keep labor and material costs as low as possible throughout the design and manufacture process, it's extremely important that you'e able to create specs for a board the first time around. This requires a lot of careful planning, including size considerations and constraints, board thickness, necessary components, functionality, and layout. Even a seemingly insignificant miscalculation or misstep could result in a costly error, or even the loss of hour and hours of hard work.  

The problem for small businesses is that they don't always have the necessary labor force to dedicate as much time as is required for the design process. Cutting corners, though is not the answer. The best contract manufacturing companies will employ highly skilled and experienced design and engineering professionals who can help you with every step of the design process, depending on how involved you want them to be. Whether they are simply reviewing your team's plans to ensure that they are as efficient as possible, or are developing design schematics from scratch, you can count on their expertise to improve your boards.  

Solutions for Product Assembly  

There's no job that's too big or too small for a good contract manufacturing company to handle. When you're in a jam where you are unsure if you'll be able to meet a deadline for a batch order or prototype, a contract manufacturer can step up to the plate and ensure that your boards are produced correctly and on time. And through skilled labor, advanced machinery and robotics, and streamlined processes, the time and costs associated with batch assembly can both be reduced. 

Solutions for Equipment & Partsmotherboard  

As electronic devices grow more complex, yet more compact, the need for smaller, lighter, and denser PCBs becomes necessary. Without the right tools and latest technologies to assist you through the process of design and assembly, though, meeting this need can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately, engineering and manufacturing equipment can be a very costly initial investment, and require a good amount of upkeep and maintenance in order to continue functioning in a way that meets your needs. As a result, many "underdog" electronics companies are unable to afford to keep up with the competition. Partnering with a tech-savvy contract manufacturer can enable you to take advantage of the latest and greatest technologies without spending your own money.  

In addition to this, you may find that contract manufacturers have established strong relationships and connections with parts suppliers. As a result, you may notice that your manufacturing costs are decreased, as your contract manufacturing partner can help you to get the best deals possible on board components.    

Solutions for Repairs  

Spending too much on warranty replacements? There's no need to throw away money on a unit that is only struggling to function properly because of a single faulty component. Allow your contract manufacturer to troubleshoot the problem and repair it for a fraction of the cost.

No matter what the trouble, you can count on the fact that a reliable contract manufacturing company can provide the perfect solution for your business.

 

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5 Characteristics Of A Great Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

pcb assemblyAs a small to mid-sized electronics company, you may find yourself struggling, from time to time, to keep up with the large brands and businesses. While these "big fish" game players may be able to afford to employ a large staff of skilled designers and engineers, and stay on top of the latest and greatest assembly machinery, you may not have the same resources available to you. This is not an uncommon problem. To find success, many SMBs choose to contract the production of their PC boards out to a third-party manufacturer.

Entrusting this task to an outsider, though, can be nerve-wracking. Your PC boards, after all, play a substantial role in the efficiency, effectiveness, and appeal of your devices. In order for you to keep customers happy and grow as a successful business, it's important that you find the perfect contract manufacturer for the job. But how can you sort through your prospects and recognize the best from the rest? This post will explore the 5 characteristics of great contract manufacturers so that you can narrow down your options and make your choice with confidence.  

1. Skilled & Experienced  

For obvious reasons, you want your contract manufacturer to be well-established and to have the skills and experience required to property construct your PC boards. It's wise to do a bit of research to find out how long your prospect has been in business, and what their background is in the industry. Another good idea is to ask your prospective manufacturing partner what types of experience or level of education they require from those that they hire to design and construct the boards. The best manufacturers will be operated by seasoned individuals who demand the same level of expertise from their staff.  

2. Flexible  

What types of services does your contract manufacturer offer? It's always in your best interest to narrow down your prospects to those that are willing and able to provide an array of services and are flexible to work with. For example, you may typically only require a contract manufacturer to assemble your boards, but in once instance, you may need help in correcting design flaws or in developing a prototype. Your partner should be able to help you with these tasks on an as-needed basis.  

3. Current  

In order for you to keep up with the competition and satisfy your customers, you need to give your business to a modern contract manufacturer who stays current with the latest manufacturing techniques, industry standards, and equipment. As technological advancements continue to be made, new manufacture equipment is being developed that can help speed up the production of boards, and help to reduce glitches or errors.   pcb assembling

4. Well-Connected  

One of the advantages of working with an experienced contract manufacturer that has been in the business for awhile is that they are often well-connected. If your business is just starting out, or is relatively small in size, you may find that it's not always easy to develop strong work relationships with suppliers. When you partner with a great manufacturing company, though, they will have already made these connections. This means that the cost to produce your boards may be decreased, as manufacturers with strong-supplier relationships will be able to work better deals.  

5. In it for the Long-Haul  

You don't want a manufacturer who will leave you high and dry if something goes wrong with the boards after production. The best contract manufacturers will work with you to provide fulfillment services. Troubleshooting and repairing the problem is cheaper than replacing the entire PC board.    

When outsourcing the construction of your PC boards, there's nothing more important than feeling certain that your contract manufacturer has the skills, experience, and tools required to do the best job possible. By seeking out these 5 characteristics in your prospects, you'll find a partner that will take care of your needs and help you to thrive. 

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Domestic Assembly Solutions Go Beyond Mere PCB Assembly!

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

 Domestic Assembly SolutionsPerhaps it's due to the last decades' rush for outsourcing, but a lot of people think that an electronics assembly partner is nothing but a hired plant for stamping out parts.  While this may be true for some cut-rate overseas plants, the truth is that domestic assembly solutions can be your all-in-one source for bringing new products to market.

When the assembly plant is local -or at least in the same hemisphere- you can collaborate much more closely with them, working on designs and improvements to create better products.  Robust ongoing support and even post-sale services are usually options as well.

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Reasons To Hire Assembly Solutions That Are Close To Home

1 - More certifications.

Most American plants have better oversight, tighter workplace regulations, and more certifications in place than their overseas counterparts.  You can choose manufacturers with legitimate industry certifications that guarantee their products meet or exceed every demand you've placed on them.

Plus, there's the matter of the workforce.  Have you noticed that every time investigators find maltreatment at FoxConn, their customers pay the price?  The lack of regulation in overseas business make it nearly impossible for an American company to truly know what's going on.  In today's business world, that's a recipe for ongoing PR nightmares.

Just ask Apple.

2 - Full Design Services

Most overseas assembly plants have a very Jack Webb attitude towards manufacturing: Just the schematics, ma'am.  You give them plans and they give you products.  That's it.

A domestic partner, one you can communicate with in the same time zone, can work with you directly to refine existing designs or even create entirely new ones.  They have specialists on staff looking to make every design better based on the equipment they utilize.

Assembly solutions using state-of-the-art equipment and modern SMT processes can usually optimize your designs in the R&D phase to take them beyond your own engineers' dreams.

3 - Extensive Prototyping and Testing

Prototyping is one of the more expensive aspects of product development, but it's absolutely necessary to create a quality product today.  Users tend to be, well, highly creative in how they use their electronics, and you need to be prepared for mistreatment.  

Plus, the target audience makes a big difference here.  Products aimed at children need to be better-built than products for adults, as a simple example.  If you're making a video game for five year olds, will it stand up to the abuse they can dish out without becoming a safety hazard?

Good prototyping and testing services guarantee that can happen.  They let you release a product with confidence that it will live up to warranty guarantees, and establish your reputation as a quality manufacturer.

4 - Optimized Parts Fulfillmentelectronic design

Another area where a full-service assembly service pays off is in parts ordering and fulfillment.  Based on tests, you're going to end up with a good idea of where the "weak spots" in the design are, or components which are more likely than others to need replacing.

Based on this, your manufacturing partner can help recommend parts stocking and pre-ordering which will guarantee you can fulfill warranty issues at a minimum of cost.

Some assembly services even offer full post-sale customer support since, after all, no one can diagnose product problems better than the group that created the product.

5 - Short Supply Lines, Faster Turnaround

Domestic partners work with domestic suppliers to create short supply lines which save time and fuel throughout the process.  Customers can get units or parts more quickly, while everyone pays less in shipping.  This also makes it much easier to shift those supply lines, if your needs change.

Overseas production tends to lock people into months-long supply chains, which can become a serious detriment in a fast-changing world.

Want more information?  Contact ZenTech today for a free consultation!

 

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Why Look Abroad For Assembly Solutions? Reshoring Is Growing! and it brings better hardware!

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

assembly manufacturingFor awhile, it looked like the entire manufacturing industry was going to move abroad for their operations. The promise of super-cheap assembly solutions in China or Vietnam or other low-cost countries lured plenty of businesses overseas. When a company could get manufacturing done for one-fourth – or less – of domestic services, it made a compelling financial argument.

Unfortunately, as usually happens, it turned out that this too-good-to-be-true arrangement was exactly that. Hidden costs of all sorts began to mount, and often, those who had gone “all in” on overseas manufacturing ultimately compounded their problems.

How Offshore Manufacturing Creates More Problems Than It Solves

Among the major issues that have faced businesses using offshore assembly:

  • Long, inflexible supply chains require months to alter, often backed with unbreakable contracts.

  • Lengthy lead times means products could be out of date before they hit the market.

  • Multiple outsourcers means multiple points of failure. If just one foreign plant fails to do its job, it can form a logjam in the entire supply and manufacturing chain.

  • “You get what you pay for.” Assembly workers making a dollar a day don't produce high-quality goods. QA in foreign plants is often abysmal.

  • Negative reporting on overseas working conditions -not to mention employee protests- cast shadows on those employing these services... Just ask Apple, or any other Foxconn client.

  • Security leaks. Issues where a foreign contractor has “accidentally” let other manufacturers see a company's schematics are unfortunately common, leading directly to knockoffs.

  • Open corruption. Without getting into moral arguments, the Asian business world simply is more tolerant of kickbacks, embezzlement, and similar matters. This can cause extreme culture shock, if a foreign business doesn't know what they're in for.

  • An increasing maze of bureaucracy that makes continued business more difficult, as more fingers find ways into your pie.

  • Cheaply-priced foreign products sold online reduce the perceived value of offshored manufactured goods. Overseas online marketplaces like Alibaba can undercut any foreign setup. 

In short, the seemingly-low up-front costs end up buried under an avalanche of hidden costs, market shifts, and the inherent corruption that goes along with Asian business dealings. Granted, this corruption can also ease bureaucratic (or legal) problems, but it doesn't get you better products or happier customers.

Why Reshore?pcb assambly

Well, the reasons to reshore are pretty obvious. See above. In fact, it's looking like an attractive prospect to more and more businesses. According to a major study last year, by the Boston Consulting Group, more than twice as many polled CEOs were interested in reshoring as compared to the previous year's poll.

1 – More Oversight

If a company is domestic, that makes it far easier to conduct surprise inspections, audits, or otherwise keep an eye on them to ensure they're adhering to the contract. The remoteness of offshore assembly solutions tends to encourage shady behavior, since any direct oversight is nearly impossible.

2 – More Legal Protections

Say what you will about “over-regulation” among US businesses... much of the time, those regulations protect businesses as much as they inconvenience. When working with a US assembly firm, you have far more legal guarantees that your IP will be protected and secure, along with any computer data used in the creation of those properties.

3 – Better Quality

“Made In America” used to mean something, and it still can. America had one of the strongest and best manufacturing bases in the world, before everyone started chasing low prices. Plenty of those manufacturers are still around, and they're just waiting for a chance to remind everyone that American-Made means American Quality, and a guarantee of a long product life.

Look To America For Manufacturing Solutions

Overseas manufacturing is quickly revealing itself to be a quagmire, sucking in too many well-intentioned businesses. Don't be one of them! Whether you're looking to reshore, or you're a new concern just starting off, ZenTech offers the best in American-made assembly solutions.

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Who Do You Trust For Your Electronic Assembly Needs?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

For small to mid-sized electronic companies, making the decision to outsource their assemblypc board repair electronic processes is a bit of a no-brainer. The cost to work with a third-party professional is often much less than it would be to hire a full team of skilled laborers, and the burden of purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment is removed from your shoulders. When you've got an excellent outsource vendor on your team, you can remain competitive with larger-scale industries and grow your business.

The problem, though, is knowing who you can put your confidence in. Who will have the ability to take care of all of your needs - from design to fulfillment services? Who will process your batch orders in a timely manner? Who will construct your PC boards with the highest quality and most affordable parts? All of these questions must be answered before you can hire an outside company to assist with your product's electronic assembly. This post will help you to distinguish the best from the rest so that you can put your confidence in a superior contract manufacturer.     

Put Your Trust in a Contract Manufacturer Who…

…Has Industry Experience

Startup companies are often quite enthusiastic about taking on new clients, and may even offer irresistibly low prices. It's important to remember, though, that experience pays. You should always look for a business that has been handling electronic assembly for years. Don't' hesitate to ask your prospective contract manufacturer how long they have actually been in business, as well as what their hiring requirements are for their employees. Is their team comprised of seasoned veterans? This is always ideal.

…Is Multi-Talented

Even if you initially think that you'll only need a contract manufacturer for the production aspect of the assembly electronic process, you should take the time to seek out a company that is able to handle a variety of related tasks. At some point in the future you may find that your design and engineering team is stuck on a problem with one of your PC boards, or needs some assistance in coming up with a new prototype for a device on very short notice. In situations like these, its good to know that you have someone on your team who can help you out in your moment of need.

…Is Based in Americapc board repair

Taking your business off shore isn't a good idea for several reasons. First, you are reducing the amount of work that your company is producing for American laborers who are in need. Secondly, many overseas contract manufacturing businesses tend to make use of counterfeit components and parts. While this may not seem like that big of a deal at first glance, it can create big problems. If parts used aren't up to US industry codes and requirements, you could be fined and forced to recall your products. A faulty unit as a result of counterfeit parts can also result in a lawsuit or harm to another person. It's in your best interest to stick with an American company that adheres to a higher standard.

…Is Well-Connected

Save money on the parts that you purchase without having to sacrifice quality or safety by finding a contract manufacturing company that has strongly established relationships with suppliers. This will ensure that you will always get the fairest and lowest prices possible for the components required for your boards. 

…Stands Behind Its Work

Never trust a contract manufacturer who doesn't offer a warranty or stand behind the boards that it produces. While some companies may try to sever ties after the assembly and manufacture process, a trustworthy company will offer fulfillment services, troubleshooting, and repair to reduce warranty replacement costs.     

Finding a contract manufacturer that you can trust with your assembly electronic processes isn't as difficult as you might imagine. By seeking out these characteristics, you can have confidence in your partner and in the quality of your products.   

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Contract Manufacturers Help You Shine

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

In case you haven't already noticed, the electronics market is getting more and more competitiveelectronics repair services with every passing year. It really doesn't matter what industry you're working in, either. Whether you're developing high-tech aerospace technology or complex communications devices, you've got to contend with an array of similar products and find a way to stand out. This requires you to be the absolute best in everything from design to marketing and everything in-between. The problem for smaller companies like your own is that you may not have the manpower or resources available to give equal attention to both the creative development side of production, and the actual process of device assembly. If this sounds familiar, contract manufacturers are the solution.

The problem with going it alone

The mistake that many smaller technology-based companies make is spreading themselves too thin. Large businesses may have the money, skilled labor, and resources that are required  to handle the entire production process, but for you, it may not be as easy. 

Your primary goal is to come up with new and innovative products, and sell them to your customers. Through creative thinking and problem-solving techniques, you and your expert team of designers and engineers can develop brand new technology and improve existing products to meet consumer demand and improve the lives of people all over the world. Your sales and marketing team then work to demonstrate the value of your products to the marketplace.

But what about the actual assembly of your devices? The PC boards that give life to your technology are the real "guts" of each gadget, and production needs a great deal of care and attention. Today's consumers are demanding lighter, more compact devices, while in need of faster and more complex units than ever before. Skilled professionals are required to develop boards that can support this type of technology and operate in a way that is safe, efficient, and effective. Is this your forte? If you're like most other business, the answer is likely, "no."

Let us do what we do best so you can do what you do best

For smaller companies that lack the advanced equipment and specific "know-how" required to assemble these types of devices, contract manufacturers can help. After years of hard work and experience, these contract manufacturers are able to quickly and efficiently develop, review, and improve design schematics, in addition to assembling highly complex PC boards, conduct board testing, and make repairs. 

When you can count on the fact that a reliable contract manufacturing company is shoulderingpc board service this burden for you, you are freed up to focus on what you enjoy most and excel at. With your new ability to focus all of your attention on creating products to fulfill the market demand and introducing your devices to the world, you'll be able to stay ahead of the competition. And with expertly assembled and manufactured technology, you'll impress your customer base and grow your business.

In other words, by letting us handle the manufacturing processes that we are so familiar with, you can put all of your energy and resources into doing what you do and love best. Everyone wins.

It's time for you to shine

Trustworthy contract manufacturers like Zentech are in the business of helping you to look good. We're more than happy to do the less glamorous "behind-the-scenes" work of assembling, testing, troubleshooting, and repair PC boards so that you can provide your customers with the highest quality product possible. We want to help turn your ideas into a reality and bring faster, better, safer technology to the masses. When we choose to partner together, we can take pride in our involvement in the advancement of technology and electronics, while giving you the opportunity to shine.

It's time to stop standing on your own and struggling to remain competitive. With the help of contract manufacturers, you can rise to the top. 

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Conquer Production Problems With Great Assembly Solutions

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Our world has become one that is extremely reliant upon electronics. Everyone, including the government, the healthcare sector, industrial corporations and even individual consumers are all in need of electronics products that are not only high-quality but also affordable. Although
this is great news for electronics companies, it can also create manufacturing challenges. 

The struggle to produce mass amounts of electronics in a way that is cost-effective, highly-functional, and precise is one that plagues all companies in the electronics industry. It is
assembly solutions because of this that most are in need of professional assembly solutions through a reputable electronic manufacturing services. In this post we will explore three common problems that electronics companies are face with, and how assembly solutions like our own can help to remedy them. 

Problem #1: Cost

Expensive electronics manufacturing is not only a problem to you as a business owner, but it also creates a problem in generating sales revenue from your customers. The more money that you must put into manufacturing your product, the more money your buyers must pay for it. Because of this, most electronics companies would say that it is the cost of production which creates the biggest budgeting problems. For starters, a business hoping to create quality electronic products in-house is required to be physically spacious enough to house all of the equipment associated with PCB design, design, production, testing, and quality control. Of course, the next cost would come from the necessity to purchase all of the aforementioned equipment. Unfortunately, purchasing and maintaining production equipment is not a one-time cost. As technology advances, your company will be required to regularly upgrade your equipment in order to continue to provide cutting edge and high-quality products that will satisfy your customers. Does this sound too expensive for your business? You are not alone.

It is because of this first problem that many electronics companies are turning to contract manufacturers for product assembly solutions. When selecting and electronic manufacturing service, however, it is very important that you consider a lot more than just the cost. Although it is unfortunate, there are many off-shore contract manufacturing companies which use counterfeit materials and can actually lower the value of your products. If you are in search of assembly solutions to lower your overall production costs, it's important that you are careful to select a service that has your best interests in mind and will give you the most value for your dollar. 

Problem #2: Quality

Another big issue for electronics companies is that of creating and manufacturing high quality products from start to finish. Quality control and testing is yet another expensive process,
however, it is essential to ensuring total consumer satisfaction. If your facility does not have
PCB assembly solutionsthe time or means to carefully monitor its supply chain or test each product, you must seriously consider seeking out professional assembly solutions. Working with an American-based electronic manufacturing service which is selective about all of its parts and supplies and carefully inspects each manufactured device will save you a lot of time, expense, and headache in the end. Design can also be an issue. Even in-house design could overlook issues that may reduce the overall functionality of an electronic device. In addition to offering assembly solutions, our facility can review design specs and offer useful input and suggestions to improve your product.

Problem #3: Precision

Without precision and uniformity in your electronics, your products may become a joke. These days, the instability of off-shore manufacturers like those in China have created a general attitude of foreign-produced electronics being cheap or unreliable. By seeking out assembly solutions on American soil and finding an manufacturing service with an extensive background in quality electronics production, you'll enjoy the peace of mind that each piece of your equipment will be of equal quality and precision. 

Are you ready to say goodbye to your production problems and start seeking out quality assembly solutions? 

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Why Should Your Company Use An Electronics Manufacturing Service?

Posted by Adam Washburn on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Whether you're struggling to efficiently produce your electronic devices in-house or are just starting your business and are seeking an electronics manufacturing service, your primary goal is to find a partner that will help you to generate high-quality products in a way that is fast and cost-effective. You know that this is important, but if you've got a business partner or superior who is questioning the need to contract with a third-party manufacturer, you must be able to justify the investment. In order to get what you need, here are the top five reasons for working with an American electronics manufacturing service.assembly solutions

1. Design Products with Fewer Bumps in the Road

Creating small, complex electronics can be extremely challenging, and your team of engineers my struggle from time to time with problems that take them all the way back to square one of the design process. Unfortunately, when your staff have spent too much time examining a project, it may become difficult for them to see a solution that is right under their noses. Because of this, it's wise to bring in a fresh set of eyes, who may be able to solve the problem more quickly. In this way, your business is able to keep moving forward, instead of getting stuck on bumps in the road or required to scratch a design completely and begin again. Ultimately, this can save a significant amount of man hours, money, and stress. 

2. Make Use of High Quality Machinery and Parts

Sure, your company may use good machinery in the creation of your products, but in order to stay competitive with other businesses, you've got to have the best. By working with an electronics manufacturing service, you can take advantage of the latest and greatest technologies without having to purchase it yourself. Assembly solutions, for example, can streamline the process of manipulating tiny parts and pieces, making the process faster and more accurate from start to finish. And by choosing to work with an American manufacturer, you can rest assured that all of the parts used in the construction of your devices will be of the highest quality. In fact, your service may actually have connections to suppliers who can offer better parts for less dough.

3. Produce Fewer Faulty Devices

When you're able to produce your devices with the highest quality parts and machinery, you won't be throwing out entire batches of electronics as a result of errors. With fewer faulty devices on your hands, you'll be able to increase your profit margins and get the most bang for your buck.

4. Get your Products to the Masses Fasterelectronic manufacturing services

Working with a professional electronics manufacturing service means that, from start to finish, your products will be designed, produced, tested, and shipped to end-users far faster than ever before. And the quicker you are able to get your devices to the masses, the faster you can start bringing in sales revenue and profiting. But faster doesn't mean reduced quality. Each of your devices will still be held to the highest standard so that you aren't hit with consumer complaints, warranty claims, or other related issues.

5. Scale Back on Your Spending

When you find a reputable electronics manufacturing service, you can spend less on product repairs. Broken or faulty equipment can be sent directly to your manufacturer for fast troubleshooting and fix-it jobs so that you don't have to lose money on warranty replacements. Additionally, you'll spend less time and money on shipping the faulty device to the manufacturer, waiting for it to be repaired, and having it shipped back to you before sending it to the customer. And after developing as solid relationship with your electronics manufacturing service, you may find that you begin to save money, as they are able to offer you discounted services for your loyalty.


Find out firsthand how an electronics manufacturing service could benefit your business. Are you ready to get started?

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Assembly Solutions Create Efficient Processes

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

When you find your "groove" in running your business, you'll be hard pressed to try and change that for something else. The steps to find that efficiency will also mean doing some research, shopping around for the right fit with outsourced companies and making sure all of your work is getting done. The same can be said about efficient processes when it comes to assembling all of your products that are outsourced to an assembly company. assembly solutions

Searching for that "groove" even in assembly solutions can be hard, but again, it's still always good to seek it out and make the changes necessary to make sure you're providing the best service to your customers no matter what.

Finding The Best Solutions

When you're looking to provide the best of the best for your own customers when it comes to your assembled products, the first step is always going to be finding the perfect solution that fits your needs. All assembly companies provide solutions that can match up to the needs of their clients, ensuring that everyone in the deal is happy and gets the best available features to get their work done.

Picking and choosing the right solution normally means taking the time to do a little research on assembly solutions. Ask yourself: What are your pain points? What do you need the most? How much can you afford? When you know exactly what you want, you can go ahead and start searching for assembly businesses with the criteria you're looking for. Always remember to seek out an assembly solution that is:

  • Affordable and within your own means--it's your money, after all! If you think you can't afford the initial budget, then move on and find a solution that does. It won't hurt to look a bit more, after all.

  • A strong portfolio from the assembly company, one that showcases products similar to
    your own or at least within your own industry or niche. This means they are used to the work and will gladly help you out.

  • Reasonable solutions that actually are a value to you rather than just a package that is only going to waste your time and money. This means they can provide repairs and warranties on top of their assembly services. They should be throwing in designing and testing services, too.

Great Solutions = Efficiency
Always remember to do your homework, especially when it comes to the math of utilizing
PCB assembly assembly solutions. Just how much efficiency and ROI can you expect when you have chosen the right solution? If everything is lining up like it's fate, then you're absolutely good to go! If the solutions don't quite match up with the pricing, time, and efficiency you're looking for, don't be afraid to look elsewhere.

However, poor solutions rarely occur and most assembly solutions will provide the highest quality of results while also being highly efficient when it comes to your time and money. Because it's more than just money, it is also the time it takes to design, assemble, test and roll out the product while making sure everything works and won't break early in its life cycle.

Once you have found that perfect fit between the right assembly solutions and your business, then all you need to worry about is running your business. The assembly team will take care of everything else, including even making sure the design and blueprints are up to snuff. Then, you can find that groove for your assembly and really start seeing some great results.

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