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How to Decrease Your PCB Spin Time

Turnaround time refers to the time that it takes for your design to go through the manufacturing process and be ready for you, but turnaround time itself is ambiguous in the scope of a design project moving through prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. Spin time, the time it takes for the PCB board to move through the prototyping phase, is one of the most important factors in determining turnaround time. If you are able to optimize your PCB spin time, you will have a more successful project.
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Choosing Onshore PCBA Has Many Advantages

Finding the right partner to build your PCBs can be a difficult decision. Circuit boards can be manufactured overseas as well as domestically. Many companies are drawn to overseas partnerships due to the lower cost projections, but in reality, choosing onshore PCBA has many advantages that far outweigh the benefits of offshore manufacturing.
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Will Electronic Component Shortages Derail Your Project?

Component shortages can be disruptive, costly, and downright infuriating when your project is in PCB development. Unfortunately, planned and unplanned component shortages are a fact of the electronic manufacturing industry. However, electronic component shortages do not need to derail your entire project. There are several steps that can be taken to lessen their impact.  The most important first step is to find a great manufacturing partner. Working with an experienced ECM will keep your project build running smoothly, even in the face of adversity.
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Your Guide to Quality Assurance in Medical Device Manufacturing

Avoiding problems and preventing mistakes, defects, and flaws in PCB manufacturing for medical devices is imperative. Quality assurance and quality control impact your end product. Undetected flaws during PCB manufacturing not only directly impact your boards, but could cause a dangerous malfunction for a device designed to save lives. You need to know your medical devices are reliable. This is where quality assurance comes into play. Finding an ECM that goes the extra mile will help ensure consistency and safety during the medical device manufacturing process.
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What is the Difference Between PCB and PCBA?

PCB and PCBA are related to each other. While some may want to use them interchangeably, they are actually different from one another. A PCB is a printed circuit board, while a PCBA is the process of assembling the components for the board to function as needed for its intended application.
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7 Things to Look for in a PCB Manufacturing Partner

Deciding to outsource your PCB manufacturing isn’t always a difficult decision, but finding the right PCB manufacturing partner can be. Many potential partners will make promises, but there are big differences when it comes to quality, customer service, and capabilities.
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Should Your Electronic Design Have a DFM?

The gap between the product idea and the production of that product is large and difficult to bridge. There are many innovative concepts that may not be feasible once they reach the production process, and this can be frustrating to both the designers and manufacturers. Design for Manufacturing is able to bridge that gap.
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7 Myths About Electronic Manufacturing and Assembly

A lot goes into choosing an ECM partner. When you are selecting a company to outsource your manufacturing, it’s important to avoid the common myths and mistakes that many make. Many different factors determine the cost of your project. When comparing bids, rather than focusing all your attention on the bottom line, compare what the ECM partner can do for you and your project.
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Understanding Supply Chain Management for Electronic Manufacturing

Planning for supply chain success is important for all manufacturing, but particularly for the manufacturing of electronic systems. Shortages of components or materials, as well as an oversupply of inventory, can both cause problems that will impact your profit, efficiency, and reliability. Understanding supply chain management will help you avoid logistics challenges.
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How Prototyping Your PCB Can Save You Time and Money

There are many advantages of using a PCB prototype in your design process. Although it may seem like it is only adding an additional step to the process, prototyping serves an essential function in the design process and will allow you to save both time and money overall.
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Your Guide to Electronic Enclosure Design

Once you have your design, you need to make sure that your build is protected. A custom electronic enclosure is vital to ensuring your device will have the functionality and longevity your users expect. When you are designing a custom enclosure, there are many considerations.
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Custom Electronic Enclosures Bring Longevity to an Otherwise Fragile Build

You may have created the perfect device to meet the needs of your customer, but now you need to protect that device. The build itself may be fragile, or the device may need to be used in settings that are not friendly for technology. A plastic enclosure is often the right solution, and including a custom electronic enclosure in your full project scope will add value to your build.