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Electronics Manufacturing Plus PCB Board Repair Brings Significant Value

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Electronics companies in the 90s and 2000s which chose to outsource their production work overseas often found themselves making compromises.  The great distances and language barriers involved often introduced new issues that had to be worked around, often to the detriment of the product, the customers, or both.

One of the most obvious of these -and the most costly- is what happened to post-sale support in the wake of the offshoring boom.   A big change was made to how a lot of companies handled warranty claims: Rather than attempting to repair the item, they simply sent out a new one every time.

Granted, there are cases where this can be cost-effective, but when talking about products that can be hundreds of dollars on the shelf, it's incredibly wasteful to send out new ones when often a single low-cost component is to blame.  

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Topics: pcb board repair, pc board

Should PC Boards be Constructed with Through-Hole Methods or Surface Mount Technology?

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

In order for your electronics business to attract and satisfy customers, you need to be focusing on the very basics of product design and manufacture: PC boards. As the demands of the consumer market change, and technological processes evolve, so must your way of thinking about printed circuit boards. Although it's true that through-hole mounting was the standard for PC board construction for years, surface mount technology (SMT) is the 'new kid on the block', and it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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Topics: boards, PB board assembly manufacturer, pc board

Keeping the Production of PC Boards on American Soil

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

As technology continues to advance, consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing electronic gadgets that are dense, compact, fast, and above all, affordable. In order to meet these demands, many electronics companies are searching for ways to scale down their production costs, enabling them to lower customer price points while still earning a significant profit. Unfortunately, some of these companies are making the mistake of setting their sights offshore, in search of cheap labor in the construction of their PC boards. 

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Topics: boards, PB board assembly manufacturer, pc board

3 Times You Should Use A PC Board Assembly

Posted by Adam Washburn on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Although your electronics business has been doing fine on its own for awhile, there comes a point in every smaller company's life when it must decide whether or not to enlist the help of third party services in order to meet customer demands or to reach goals. As you weigh the costs and benefits of working with a PC board assembly company, however, you may find it difficult to know what will be best for your business. To make your decision easier, here are three situations in which contracting with a PC board assembly company should be seriously considered.

1. You need to develop small, highly complex products

Assembling efficient and effective PCBs for today's small, lightweight electronic devices is nothing to scoff at. With technology shrinking, it only becomes more difficult for contract electronic manufacturers to develop and produce PC boards that will fit the bill. If your company is unable to afford the costs associated with advanced, state-of-the-art assembly machinery, you may be finding it very difficult to keep up with consumer demands. Older, clumsier machinery may struggle to print circuits to the board in a way that is accurate and precise. Ultimately, this can result in faulty products, lost money as you are forced to throw out boards where the circuit was not properly etched, and can make the assembly process take far longer than it should. Once this step is completed, you must have the ability to carefully and skillfully drill holes into the board in order to accommodate all of the necessary design components.

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Topics: Contract Electronic Manufacturers, pc board assembly, pc board