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Getting the Most Out of Box Build Assembly

It is common for electronic manufacturers to partner with multiple ECMs for a project. One may handle design, another for the printed circuit, and yet another ECM for the final assembly. However, sometimes it makes sense to keep your product all in one place from perfecting your design all the way through to a product being placed in the hands of a consumer. In some cases, a box build assembly can be the perfect solution for a company up against a deadline. A box build could increase quality, reliability, performance, productivity, and manufacturability by keeping a few key features in mind.
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PCBA Optimization In 4 Simple Steps

When you outsource assembly of your printed circuit boards, you want the most bang for your buck. You want a high quality product done right, the first time. You want to be efficient, so your PCBs are completed in a timely fashion. And you want your product to go from your drawing board to your ECM's assembly line with as little headaches as possible. PCB assembly, or PCBA, done right is a seamless collaboration between you and your contract manufacturer. Steps taken early on can optimize the entire PCBA process.
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5 Advantages To Using SMT

The old saying "bigger is better" just isn't accurate in the world of electronics. This is especially true when it comes to surface-mount technology (SMT.) SMT places components directly onto the surface of a printed circuit board in order to create a circuit. It has become a preferred method of creating circuits in the electronics industry. Both surface mount technology and through-hole can be used on the same PCB. However, in many cases, SMT versions of through-hole PCB designs can be produced. Surface mount technology can make a big impact on design and development. Here are some of the advantages of using SMT:
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5 Warning Signs Design Engineers Should Look For in an ECM Partnership

The right electronic contract manufacturer with the right team and the right tools will successfully serve all of your needs from prototype to production. After all, electronic contract manufacturing plays an important role in industries around the world. However, the relationship with your ECM can be a lot like any other relationship. When it’s good, it’s good, but when it is bad it is really BAD. Here are some warning signs that will make you pull off those ECM rose-colored glasses.
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7 Common Features of a Box Build Assembly

Many electronics manufacturers work with multiple vendors on projects. They source components from one company. Another ECM handles sub-assembly. Yet another partner tackles the final assembly. This can waste valuable time and money. Plus, little bits of your quality can fall between the cracks.
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The Top 5 Reasons Mechanical Engineers Should Reconsider Their ECM

Sometimes we find the best quick fix, and then stay because we know it’s currently working. But what if there is something better out there for you? Working with the right electronic contract manufacturer can mean the difference between your project being a huge success or a big flop. While outsourcing is a way of life for electronic manufacturers, working with the wrong ECM is at the root of many problems. Here are some ideas to help you figure out if you’re really getting the best deal from your current ECM.
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PCB Component Factors That Are Driving Up Your Electronic Assembly Quote

The cost of electronic assembly can vary as much as the design of a printed circuit board (PCB.) Most think the cost is driven by the availably of the multitude of components needed for PCB assembly. While that may be an influence, there are a whole host of other factors that comes into play too. Add them all together and your costs can skyrocket. Component shortages are real, but here are some other factors that may be driving up the cost of your PCB.
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Employee Spotlight-Steve Bishop

  Here at Levison Enterprises, we enjoy a reputation as not just a quality electronic manufacturer, but as a company that goes the extra mile to provide our customers with the service they deserve. Of course, we are fully aware that this stellar reputation wouldn't be possible without our hard-working employees. It's why we want to take this opportunity to spotlight our sales director, Steve Bishop.
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What Comes First in Your PCB Development

As you develop your printed circuit board, it is important to know the way PCB manufacturing works. You can waste a lot of time and run into trouble early in your PCB development process without a clear view of the PCB manufacturing industry. There is a lot of labor and machining that go together to take your board from design to a fully fabricated product. 
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Electronics Manufacturing Companies: What Services Do They Provide?

There is never any shame in asking for help. This is especially true in the manufacturing field. An expert hand guiding your electronics can give your product a leg up on your competitors. Electronic Manufacturing companies exist to assist original equipment manufacturers with designing, testing, building, and distributing electronic components.
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What Should a Mechanical Engineering Firm Look for in an Electronics Manufacturing Partner?

As a mechanical engineer, you create some pretty cool stuff. But does any of that stuff have electronic components? Have you just been winging it? Don't play DIY with your electronics manufacturing. You may have been lucky up to this point, but it could burn you if your electronics project goes boom.
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Avoiding 3 Common Problems During PCB Manufacturing Process

PCB manufacturing isn’t rocket science, but it does take some attention to detail. The design and quality of printed circuit boards directly affect how well the boards work in the final product. Designing and manufacturing PCBs can be a complex process. There is a risk of PCB failure as a result of oversights while a project is prepped for production. Luckily, most issues can be avoided by being aware of the most common PCB manufacturing problems. Being aware of these issues and the best ways to prevent them can save you from a PCB catastrophe.