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Large or Small: A Good Contract Manufacturing Company Can Handle It All

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jun 05, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

As a growing electronics company, new business is always welcome. You're constantly looking for ways to reach new customers and grow your client base. But what happens if a major client orders a large batch of boards that you simply don't have the time or means to fulfill before the required deadline? What if a small, new client with the potential for exciting growth in the future solicits your work, but you're unable to push current customer orders onto the back burner? Does this mean that you'll have to lose the opportunity to take on new business? We don't think so. 

A strong partnership with a contract manufacturer can help you manage orders and clients of all sizes so that you never miss out. Whether your CM is handling all of the PCB design and assembly on your behalf, or is only assisting you with a portion of the work, there's really no job that's too big or small. In fact, you'd be surprised at how much a good CM can do to help you to keep your PCB batch orders organized and to keep your customers happy and coming back for more.

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Topics: contract manufacturing company, pcb design, pcb services

What's Behind Superior PCB Assembly?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

In any industry, it's extremely important that you're able to keep up with (if not surpass) the competition by offering the very best products and services. This is especially true in the electronic sector. With every passing moment, further advancements are being made in our technological capabilities and processes, which results in a consumer demand for increasingly complex yet affordable and user-friendly products. Of course, behind every great electronic device is an advanced, well put-together PC board. 

It's true! Although most users will never even take a glimpse at a PCB (let alone begin to understand how it works), these units are the backbone of our technology. As such, it's absolutely crucial that a lot of care goes into the manufacture and assembly process. But what is it that sets a superior PC board apart from a mediocre or low-quality board? Unless you know, you could end up partnering with a less-than-qualified contract manufacturing company. To eliminate any future stresses or headaches on your end, let's take a look at what actually goes into the assembly of the best PCBs.

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Topics: assembly process, assembly pcb, pcb design

PCB Design And Manufacture: Concept to Construction

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

You have a lot of choices in the world today when you're looking for a company to handle your PCB design and manufacture. It's easier than ever, in fact, to bring a new electronic product to market, with the right electronics design and production firm as your partner.But, that's the thing: design AND production. Many of the more inexpensive manufacturers in the world only offer pure manufacturing services. That is to say, they will take the exact design you hand them and do their best to produce items exactly to spec, no more and no less. And, unfortunately, sometimes it can be quite a bit less, as even major manufacturers have had significant setbacks due to errors in overseas production.If there's an error in your initial design, you won't know about it until much later. If they get your design wrong, it can be even more disastrous.However, if you choose a PCB design and manufacture firm that offers full end-to-end support for your electronics manufacturing needs, you may be paying a little more up-front... but it will pay off in time saved, stress prevented and, very often, a simply better product.

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Topics: pcb design, PCB Design And Manufacture, PCB design services, design and manufacture services, PCB manufacturing

Quality Paramount in PCB Design And Manufacture

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

We've said this before and we'll undoubtedly say it again, but in our view, the days of being able to get away with solely selling cheap electronics manufactured overseas are dying. While we've discussed many of the problems with offshoring, when it comes down to it, a great many of them boil down to a lack of quality in their PCB design and manufacture, and the problems those cause for you.

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Topics: pcb design, PCB Design And Manufacture, PCB manufacture, electronics assembly manufacturing firm

Precision A Hallmark In PCB Design And Manufacture

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

For businesses looking to outsource their PCB design and manufacture services, there are a lot of options out there at the moment. The overseas market is still flooded with numerous low cost/low quality manufacturers but their appeal is beginning to wane. Companies are finally starting to realize that with most of these super-cheap foreign manufacturing centers, quality and precision are hard commodities to come by.

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Topics: pcb design, design services, supply chain management, PCB Design And Manufacture, PCB manufacture