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The Importance of PFMEA in Electronic Contract Manufacturing

In any manufacturing process, there are bound to be issues. From design to prototype to manufacturing, problems can arise, and the failure to address them early can cost you in both time and money. To best mitigate issues like this, implement the Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to help streamline your approach.
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How Serious is the Impact of Counterfeit Parts in the Aerospace and Defense Industry?

Government supply chains are constantly under siege by counterfeit parts. Over the last decade, even through vigilant efforts, there has been a marked increase in the number of counterfeit parts found in everything from aerospace to defense electronics. It's not that nothing was being done about the problem. Instead, counterfeit parts became harder to detect, as well as becoming more sophisticated. The danger they posed to government contractors and end-users became no less intense.
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Prevent Counterfeit Parts in Your Aerospace Supply Chain

When you think about counterfeits, naturally your mind turns to fake $100 bills or pirated DVDs. Counterfeit goods can be produced to replicate anything of value, however, and show up wherever there is money to be made in their trafficking. Counterfeit goods are always an imitation of the original, in all things but quality. When counterfeit parts make it into the supply chain, they lead to significant degradation of quality overall.
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Benefits of Prototyping Your Government Cable Assembly

When dealing with government cable assembly manufacturing, there's no room for surprises. That's why our experienced design and engineering team at Levison Enterprises puts your assembly design through rigorous testing and prototyping. One of Levison's advantages as a one-stop-shop for all your custom cable assemblies is that we see the process through from beginning to end. There's no third party assembly or design team. 
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How to Find a Reliable ECM for Your Aerospace PCB

For those who didn't see it live on television, the moon landing feels like a long time ago. However, it's recent history as far as the technology surrounding electricity and the bending of it to our will is concerned. Since the 1950s, the aerospace industry has made leaps and bounds forward, and all those leaps have been powered by advances in printed circuit board technology.
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Building Robust Cable Assemblies for Military and Aerospace Applications

Robust cables are the heart of all sophisticated military electronic systems. Without them, military aircraft and troops in the desert could not maintain stable communication required to make every mission a success. The military needs cable assemblies as tough as the troops. More robust materials, such as insulations and jackets, are required for military applications. Unfortunately, not all cable assembly manufacturers understand this.
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Supply Chain Counterfeit Awareness in Military Cable Assembly and Manufacturing

Counterfeit parts continue to threaten the security of the military. As counterfeit electronic component detection and avoidance measures are increasingly tightened by electronic manufacturers, counterfeiters are developing new ways to work fake parts into the supply chain.
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Design Considerations for Military and Aerospace PCB Assembly

In today's technologically advanced world, almost everything is made better, smaller, and more durable through the use of printed circuit boards, or PCBs. You'll find them in televisions, computers, stereos, digital clocks, microwaves, and even cell phones.
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Is Your ECM Capable of Military Grade Cable Assembly?

Cables aren't usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of military electronics. However, defense devices are useless without a way to power them. Enter the cable assembly. They can be used or anything from military ground equipment and field communication links to remote weapons control links and marine and airborne systems.
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What Makes PCB Assembly for Defense and Military Unique?

Not all assembly of printed circuit boards is created equal. Different markets need to be handled differently. Such is the case for military PCB assembly. The nature of war is changing and the tools soldiers use in the battlefield must keep up. The PCBs must be as rugged and durable as the military personnel who use them. This means there are a lot of considerations that must be kept in mind during the PCB assembly process for defense and military.