5 Reasons Why Your Engineering Firm Needs Electronic Manufacturing
It is hard to trust just anyone with a project you and your team have spent countless hours designing and developing. But outsourcing your electronic manufacturing could be a major advantage for your engineering firm. Here is one way to look at it. You wouldn't trust a dentist to diagnose you with a heart valve problem, right? A dentist and a cardiologist are both doctors. But they focus on different specialties. Electronic manufacturing should work the same way. Partnering with a great ECM allows you to focus on developing products. Let the ECM focus on production. And manufacturing is not just about keeping the line moving. There are a lot of reasons your engineering firm needs electronic manufacturing.
A qualified ECM brings its quality certifications to your build with it. ISO, AS9100 and ITAR compliance indicates you are working with a manufacturer that will protect the integrity of your company, the integrity of your product and the quality of your product. Certifications also show a manufacturer will stand by its work with carefully sourced parts and vetted suppliers to ensure counterfeit parts will not go into your product.
2. Getting UL or CE Certified
You want your project to meet the standards of today’s marketplace. The letters CE on electronic products means the products meet the health, safety, and environmental standards to be sold in the European Union. Likewise, the UL Seal shows the product has been certified to meet the standards of Underwriters Laboratories, a private safety organization funded by manufacturers, insurers, and other organizations. Having an ECM that understands these regulations and certifications, and knows the process is essential for your project.
3. DFM Analysis
While it may be nice to have someone on your team who "dabbles" in electronic engineering, it’s much better to have an expert working with you from the start to offer real world applications to your products and devices. Your ECM can provide you with a design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis to determine if your design meets the requirements of manufacturing processes to actually produce the PCB. These electronic engineers have years of experience. They will trouble shoot your current board and offer solutions for manufacturing as well as create ways for your board to perform efficiently.
You know you need to see how your design functions. Luckily, there is a prototype for that. Your ECM can do small runs of your device and test the functionality of your build in house. When you're ready to pull the trigger and go full scale, they can do it for you. This saves a huge amount of time, and gets your PBCs to production much faster.
5. Dedicated Project Management
You know your product. But your ECM will come to know it just as well. As your manufacturing partner, they are an extension of your well-oiled team. There are a lot of moving parts in electronic manufacturing and your ECM will keep track of all of it from start to finish. You will be provided regular updates throughout the production process with the peace of mind that your product is in good hands.
As you can see, a great ECM can bring a lot to the table. Levison Enterprises can provide all of this for you, and much more. When you partner with Levison Enterprises, we become an extension of your team. We will handle all of your production needs with as much care as you would. Contact Levison today to discuss how we can assist with your electronic manufacturing.