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Get More For Your Money With Domestic PCB Design And Manufacturing

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

board-design1More and more companies are starting to return to the USA for manufacturing, and it's not hard to see why. When looked at in terms of long-term TCO and ROI, US and Chinese manufacturing prices are practically at parity.  In fact, Bloomberg found that America is the seventh cheapest source for manufactured goods in the world. 

And when you choose American manufacturing, you get far more for your money.  The combination of high-technology, robust supply lines, and a land of plenty means that the US is truly competitive in the field of global manufacturing.

Here are just a few services that are easily obtained from American electronics design and manufacture firms that you might have a hard time finding elsewhere...

Domestic PCB Manufacturing Solutions You Might Not Get Overseas

1 - Full design services.

The United States still produces the best engineers in the world, and most of them can be find right here at home - working with great companies.  You don't need to have your own engineers on-staff, or have finished schematics before picking a manufacturing center.

If all you have is a great idea for a product, American manufacturing partners can make it reality.

2 - Conflict-free materials.

It's easy to talk about "going green," but a bigger moral problem in electronics is when companies go red instead.  As in blood red.  The United States government has begun requiring electronics manufacturers to report the sources of many metals that go into their products, specifically to cut down on immoral\illegal mining practices that fuel regional conflicts.

This is an issue that's only going to gain traction in the years to come, especially as overseas factories come under greater global scrutiny for their business practices.  You may have never considered where the tungsten in your electronics come from, but if you can demonstrate it's coming from conflict-free sources, you'll have serious moral high ground over competitors.

3 - End-to-end supply chain oversight.pc-board-inventory

American companies have been quick to respond to problems of counterfeit parts getting into overseas supply lines, and are implementing full tracking systems on all their component supplies.  If they are working in turn with other domestic partners, your components can be tracked and verified from their initial factory, to the final build on store shelves.

The risks associated with counterfeiting are massive.  They cost industries billions annually, as well as weakening faith in products.  Being able to say with certainty that every part in your product is legit will allow you and your buyers to have faith in the end product.

4 - Extensive prototyping and testing.

It seems like a lot of products have been dragged over the coals lately for having substandard builds, or even bending\breaking in people's pockets.  Being local, it's far easier for domestic manufacturers to have extensive prototyping and testing prior to the final run, specifically to iron out any problems in the design.

It's far better to spend a little preventing such issues ahead of time, then having a costly -and embarrassing- recall happen later on.

American Manufacturing Brings You More

This is just the tip of the iceberg - from improved on-site equipment to integrated post-sale support services, US electronics manufacturing services offer a full range of options to fit any product's needs.  You can get great products at competitive rates, with plenty of long-term benefits that pay off over the months and years ahead.

Contact Zentech today to learn more about the benefits of American manufacturing.

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