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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

PCB Assembly Service Advantages Start With Economies of Scale

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Of all the of the many advantages associated with contracting with a professional PCB assembly service, the potential savings to your electronics company is, by far, the biggest benefit. We have discussed the fact that contract manufacturers can help small to mid-sized businesses cut down on their costs, but why is this? How can paying for outside help actually enable you to improve your cash flow? By taking a look at how economies of scale play a role in the PCB assembly service business, it's easy to see why partnering with a third party will work to your advantage.

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Topics: assembly manufacturing, pcb assembly service, pcb board repair

PCB Repair Services, It's More Affordable Than You'd Think

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 07:00 AM
When a PC board fails or malfunctions, are you the type of business that decides to chuck it out and replace it, or do you take the opportunity to troubleshoot and repair? Although it's unfortunate, most smaller electronics businesses simply don't have the time or resources required to investigate PC board troubles, and the process of repairing system components can actually become more expensive than simply replacing it with a new one. It doesn't have to be this way, though. A growing number of operations are electing to work with contract manufacturers who offer stellar PCB repair services because it is extremely affordable and can actually help to lower your costs. Here's how you can find PCB service repair that is budget-friendly and can improve your business.
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Topics: electronic design and manufacture, pcb board repair, PCB Repair Services

3 Simple Steps To Find Cost Affordable PCB Board Repair

Posted by Matthew Turpin on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 07:00 AM
Although our electronics are constantly evolving, there are still many cases in which repair is more practical or economical than total replacement or upgrades. Regardless of whether one of your product prototypes is not functioning properly, your customer is in possession of a faulty device, or you simply don't feel as though a piece of equipment is performing as well as it should, there are many reasons that one might need to look into PCB board repair. Of course, no one wants to spend an arm and a leg on a simple fix-it job, so it's important to understand how to go about finding the best repair service. By following this simple three step guide, you can easily select a high quality and affordable manufacturer to handle your PCB board repair with speed and precision.
1. Understand Your Need

The first step to locating a PCB board repair service at reasonable ratesis to understand what type of work your product actually needs. Troubleshooting for a major component failure will require a different financial investment than completely modifying a device. And if you already know that a certain aspect of your product needs to be reworked, or know what is causing poor performance, there's no need to waste the time and money required to troubleshoot the issues. The more information that you have about the problem, the more affordable the PCB board repair process will be. Here are several common PCB maintenance scenarios that may arise: 
  • Troubleshooting/Repair - If your electronic device (or a part of the device) has failed and you don't know why, you'll need a PCB board repair service to troubleshoot for the issue. By analyzing the design schematics as well as the physical board, the underlying problem can quickly be determined. In many cases, a bit of broken wiring or one component may be creating the problem, and a simple replacement will do the trick.
  • Reworking - In the event that the initial design is flawed, a little more investigative work may need to go into solving the issue. By comparing the design specs with the current prototype or product, your repair service will be able to determine which component is causing the problem, and find a suitable replacement.
  • Modifications - When the PCB board is working, but it isn't working as well as you'd hoped, a repair service can help you to improve the working design and get your product up to par.
2. Stay in the USA

One of the best ways to get affordable rates on your PCB board repair service is to choose an American manufacturer. Although an off shore manufacturer may initially give you the lowest quote, you may find that things are not what they seem. Many overseas manufacturing companies do not adhere to the same industry standards as we do in in the United States, and that can significantly impact quality. Ultimately, you may need even more repair work down the line. Additionally, the time required to ship your products to a foreign country and await their return will slow down your processes and cost you extra money. Working with an American service will ensure the fastest turnaround and the best repair services. 

3. Look for Efficient Repair Processes

In order to keep costs competitive, your PCB board repair service should have an efficient means for troubleshooting and correcting product flaws. By capturing defects via a precise software database, trends can be analyzed for faster results. This not only speeds up the repair process, but it also reduces the amount of overhead costs, as many tasks can be automated through the software program. Ultimately, this means that the repair service company will be able to keep price points as low as possible to customers like yourself.

Insist on getting the most value for your dollar. By keeping these three concepts in mind, you can avoid overspending on PCB board repair services. 
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Topics: pcb assembly manufacturer, pcb board repair, PCB Repair Services

Sluggish Systems Need PCB Board Repair

Posted by Laura Austin on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Technology is always changing, but sometimes there are certain components which need some minor tweaks and changes to last even longer throughout the years. This can even happen with a client's manufactured electronic products when they need to be upgraded to a newer manufactured device. 

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Topics: pc board repair, Electronic Contract Manufacturers, pcb board repair, electronics manufacturers

When Circuits Fail, PCB Board Repair Rescues Them

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

No matter how good electronic contract manufacturers become at producing ever-smaller and more complex circuit boards, every now and then, a defect  will be produced. Sometimes, if it's
part of a large production run, this isn't a major issue: a certain (small) percentage of lossage is expected. However, what if your circuit board is unique, such as for a prototype or a specific custom purpose?

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Topics: pc board repair, PCB, pcb board repair, PCB Repair Services, repairing PCBs