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ZenPro Brings Your Electronic Board Designs To Market Faster

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

The global electronics market is exploding, and there's no signs of it stopping, with consistent growth across virtually all sectors of electronics, from military applications to consumer goods.  Furthermore, the tendency has been for the major electronics companies, like Apple, to keep creating newer\better\faster products and release them to market with shorter breaks in between.

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Topics: Zentech technologies, ZenPro

ZenPRO Is Here For Your Rapid-Response Assembly PCB Needs

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Tue, May 26, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

 Even while other factories were fleeing overseas, ZenTech stayed right here in the US because we knew old-fashioned American hard work and innovation would beat any fads in manufacturing.  We've spent the last decades working to refine our processes to bring the best comprehensive electronics assembly services in the industry.

So we are pleased to announce our latest initiative, aimed squarely at the needs of those looking to stay ahead in electronics:

ZenPROPrototypes and Rapid Orders

ZenPRO is an industry-first initiative to drive down the times associated with prototyping and rapid product orders to the absolute minimum.  ZenPRO can bring products to market faster, when your customers want.

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Topics: Zentech technologies, ZenPro

Optimizing QFN Footprints For Contract Electronics Assembly Provider

Posted by Laura Austin on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 @ 07:00 AM


The hallmark of any good supply chain services provider is its ability to accommodate a repertoire of specialized engineering expertise such as manufacturing and contract electronics assembly packages. Selecting the wrong EMS (electronic manufacturing service) provider not only escalates production costs, it can also jeopardize your reputation and position in the market.

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Topics: contract electronics manufacturing, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, Contract Electronics Assembly

Zentech Continues Assembly Manufacturing Expansion

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Suddenly, “made in the USA” has real meaning again. In fact, you need look no further than Baltimore-based Zentech Manufacturing to understand just how much of an advantage this can be.  Zentech specializes in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing assembly for a variety of clients in sectors as varied as medical diagnostics, telecommunications and defense, but the expertise of this burgeoning services company goes much deeper.  Zentech has built its success on collaboration and efficiency in every phase of the design and assembly manufacturing process, and that offers the potential to drastically improve your products and the way they get to market.  Zentech can shepherd your project all the way from concept stage to shipping, literally building innovation and cost savings into every step.  It’s the kind of integrated, can-do approach that once defined American manufacturing, and companies all over are taking notice.

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Topics: electronic manufacturing company, product assembly, contract manufacturing, manufacturing assembly, contract electronics manufacturing, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, Contract Electronics Assembly, assembly electronic, manufacturing, off shoring, Reshoring

Contract Manufacturing Moving Back to USA

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 07:00 AM
American manufacturing is finding itself in a much deserved media spotlight as more companies decide to set up shop for production here in the United States. After a couple of decades of steady job loss to offshoring, several companies, such as  Airbus which is building a plant in Alabama, are deciding to produce here in the U.S. 
But there's another trend taking place that's equally encouraging: reshoring. If you're not familiar with the term, reshoring refers to the trend of manufacturers bringing production back to North America after offshoring to a low-cost labor country such as China. For proponents of domestic manufacturing, this is great news. But the question remains, how can we propel this trend forward?
What's Driving the Reshoring Trend?
Before we can understand how to encourage more companies to come back to the U.S., we have to understand the factors that are driving this trend. While the exact reasons that companies decide to come back are varied, there are a few popularly cited reasons. Most of these reasons corrode the value of low-cost labor:
  • Chinese labor costs are expected to rise at a rate of 13 percent per year through 2015;
  • The cost of shipping products around the world is dramatically increasing;
  • Distance is making it difficult to design and collaborate on products; and, 
  • It’s increasingly difficult (and expensive) to protect intellectual property in China. 
Beyond these reasons, bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. is also great for company image and generating good will in the community as companies can tout the fact that their product is "Made in America." So how can we keep the trend moving forward?
Three Ways to Continue the Reshoring Trend
At the moment, reshoring is by no means the dominant trend in the industry, but it could be--at least for  some industries. The key issue for American manufacturing will be to not only understand what's causing companies to come back, but to understand how to continue the trend. According to Harry Moser of the  Reshoring Initiative and Mitch Free, CEO of  MFG.com, there are three main ways to propel this trend forward:
  • Create a more educated workforce that can fill skilled labor gaps and get Americans interested in manufacturing careers at all levels (e.g., assembly, engineering, management, etc.).
  • Use automated assembly processes to limit the labor input of production more extensively.
  • Help companies evaluate their true total cost of ownership (TCO) to help model the risks and costs of offshoring production. 
Once we can tackle these issues, we'll have a shot at changing reshoring from a trickle to a trend. What do you think it will take to keep domestic manufacturing moving forward?
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Topics: electronics manufacturing, contract manufacturing, manufacturing services, contract electronics manufacturing, Zentech technologies, smt manufacturing, total cost of ownership, Reshoring, offshoring, made in america

Ensuring Solder Quality in Electronics Contract Manufacturing

Posted by Laura Austin on Sat, Sep 08, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

In the past, post-assembly requirements for electronics contract manufacturing of boards were simpler compared to bare-board requirements. It was easy to purchase a board that didn’t have visible damage, but after investing money and time in the assembly, the product was no longer functioning well.  Because of this, improvement in the quality standards of electronic products became inevitable.

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Topics: electronics manufacturing, contract manufacturing, contract electronics manufacturing, electronics industry, Zentech technologies, soldering electronics, component lead times, electronic parts

Integrating Design and Electronics Manufacturing to Reduce Cost

Posted by Laura Austin on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Integrating Engineering Design and Electronics Manufacturing to Reduce Cost

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Topics: electronics manufacturing, contract manufacturing, manufacturing services, electronic design and manufacture, contract electronics manufacturing, electronics industry, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, electronic parts, design review, electronic design, manufacturing, engineering design