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Now That's a Fine PC Board Design

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Every high-tech electronic device began with a solid design. Not only does the design process allow engineers to flesh out their many options, but the completed schematic acts as the blueprint for the manufacture of a device, and provides valuable insight for those who must troubleshoot or repair a unit down the road. Because of this, it's extremely important that your board designs are thorough and easy for others in the electronic engineering field to understand and make sense of - especially in cases where you plan to outsource the assembly and manufacture process. To ensure that your project goes off without a hitch, we've written this post to explore the importance of proper electronics board design and how to guarantee that the job is done right. 

The Value of Excellence in Board Design

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Topics: engineering design services, design services, designing processes

When To Employ A PCB Design And Manufacture Company

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 07:00 AM


Although your electronics business has been doing well, you may be feeling that it's time to take things to the next level and start growing. Unfortunately, trying to grow too quickly, without the necessary assistance and resources, can create serious problems. It is because of this that many small and medium sized companies choose to contract with PCB design and manufacture services for help in achieving their objectives. But is working with an outsource operation right for you? Here are six examples of instances in which you should think about hiring a contract manufacturer.

1. You need to streamline your products

Are your current products as efficient as they could be? Your in-house engineers may be knowledgeable, but if no outsiders have taken a look at your plans in the recent past, they may be overlooking factors that could make your devices even better than they are right now. If you feel that your business could benefit from cutting down the parts and materials necessary to manufacture your electronics, you may want to contract with a reliable PCB design and manufacture company for some assistance. Upon reviewing your schematics and existing PC boards, your partner company may be able to point out ways in which you could improve your product's functionality while streamlining its basic design, thereby saving you time and money.

2. You are struggling with design flaws

From time to time, we all get stuck on a problem. If you and your team are struggling to either pinpoint the root of a fault, or are unable to come up with a workable solution, it's time to seek help. By recruiting industry experts, you'll have the privilege of viewing the issue from a whole new perspective so that you can resolve them faster and get your perfected products out to your clients.

3. Your business is lacking in resources

Smaller electronics companies may be at a bit of a disadvantage as compared to their large scale competitors. Because the "little guys" have fewer financial and labor resources, it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing market and advancements to technology. If your company isn't able to employ the manpower necessary to create and produce PC boards, or if you don't have the ability to maintain expensive assembly equipment, you could benefit from hiring a PCB design and manufacture service. By contracting with a third party, you can take advantage of their resources without committing to permanent laborers or equipment.

4. You need to quickly produce a prototype

In many cases, our brains work faster than we can keep up with them. If you've got great ideas for a new product and need to demonstrate its abilities to your clients quickly, you may need a professional PCB design and manufacture agency to help you get your prototype developed and functioning properly. Through careful planning and testing, you can rest assured that your prototype will impress your audience so that you can generate future business. 

5. Your production orders have increased

Has your business bitten off a bit more than it could actually chew? If you're struggling to keep up with the demands of your customers, a contract manufacturer can help you to automate the assembly process so that you can produce your PC boards and other devices faster, without sacrificing quality or precision.

6. You would like to reduce warranty replacement costs

How do you handle defective or faulty products? If your current solution is to simply ship off a replacement unit to your customers, you could be losing a lot of money. A PCB design and manufacture company that offers a customer repair and return depot will be able to scale back these expenses by taking the time to troubleshoot the device, correct the issue, and get it back to the client in no time.


Could you benefit from working with a PCB design and manufacture service?

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Topics: engineering design services, PCB Design And Manufacture, PCB Repair Services

3 New Engineering Design Services You Haven't Heard Of

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Engineering design is one the many aspects of engineering that can be really stressful and hard to implement without the intervention of expert services from other players in the field.
To ensure success in the designing and testing of the designs, there are different engineering design services that you will be in dire need of irrespective of your prowess in the field.

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Topics: engineering design services, manufacturing engineering solutions, designing processes

Engineering Design Services Create Precise Performance

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

When you use engineering design services, you ensure that you are creating a quality product.  By utilizing the skills and abilities of a design company, your final product has a reputation that can be trusted. However, not all engineering design services have the same level of technical capability and it is essential that you find one that will provide the best performance.

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Topics: engineering design services, manufacturing engineering solutions, designing processes, engineering simulation, equipment engineering, product designing, product variants, software product sales

Engineering Design Services Tailored For Complex Systems

Posted by Laura Austin on Sat, Apr 06, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

The complexity of a certain project always determines just how much design, building, implementation, and testing that product will get. Obviously if you have a product that is highly complex and needs more layers or components than the normal electronic device, then you're going to want to have a specialty engineering design services that can make sure everything is in working order and still of the highest quality. Because while technology might seem like it's getting much simpler on the user side of things, the internals are continuing to becoming complex in order for everything run smoothly.

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Topics: engineering design services, manufacturing engineering solutions, designing processes

Engineering Manufacturing Companies Create Smooth, Precise Processes

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Have you ever stopped to consider just how many choices consumers have in the market today?

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Topics: engineering design services, contract electronics manufacturing, contract electronics industry, manufactured electronics, electronic contract manufacturing

Electronic Contract Manufacturer Bolsters Your Work

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

The days that you can get away with shipping low-quality electronics are quickly ending. The mass-produced electronics boom of the 80s and 90s lasted surprisingly long, but now, quality in production is of increasing concern. With more and more Internet-empowered consumers sharing their experiences online, word on poorly-produced products gets out faster than ever.

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Topics: electronic contract manufacturer, engineering design services, supply chain management, testing facilities

Engineering Design Services Provide Unmatched Precision

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

The Increasing Popularity of Engineering Design Services

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Topics: engineering design services, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering solutions, designing processes

Top 5 Engineering Design Service Tips That Will Exceed Expectations

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

In the world of contract electronics design, you can't rest on your laurels for much longer.  For years, consumers were happy enough getting extremely inexpensive electronics that were, by and large, manufactured and often designed overseas at low rates. 

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Topics: engineering design services, contract electronics manufacturing, electronics design, contract electronics design

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Engineering Design Services Onshore

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

For at least twenty years, if you were looking at hiring engineering design services or electronics manufacturing, the conventional wisdom was to go overseas. It was a purely bottom-line decision, and from that point of view, it did make a lot of sense:

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Topics: electronics manufacturing, contract manufacturing, manufacturing services, electronic design and manufacture, engineering design services