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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.
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Taking Hold of the Rising Demand for Quality Medical Device Manufacturing

The demand for quality medical device manufacturing is rising steadily and this trend is expected to continue. With the increasing demand for devices, developers are looking for electronic medical device manufacturers to partner with for production. A manufacturing partner will need experience and certain capabilities to meet this demand at the level of quality and regulation these products demand.
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The Value of Domestic ECM Standards and Regulations

Saving money is important to many companies, with managers making decisions in how and when to cut costs. When looking at electronic component manufacturing, some companies may look into partnerships with overseas ECM shops. Although not as drastic as they once were, the quoted costs may be lower. But these lowered costs come with a much higher risk in both safety and security. There is value in domestic ECM standards and regulations that should encourage many companies looking for an ECM partner to stay here in the USA for their manufacturing.
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Turnkey Electronic Contract Manufacturing for Military Communication Devices

A turnkey facility is always a good choice for an ECM partnership. Turnkey facilities who can complete your entire project in-house will have the experts, the experience, and the machinery needed to complete any project successfully. When it comes to military based electronic projects, such as a military communications electronics board, a turnkey ECM becomes even more important, as having the entire project completed in-house ensures that the certifications, suppliers, and standards are all met.
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Refining Military and Aerospace Electronic Contract Manufacturing

As technology advances, the Department of Defense has more need for an electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) to handle the challenge of building military and aerospace PCBs. Finding military electronic manufacturers can prove to be a challenge, as these particular ECM partners will need to show their experience, capabilities, and ability to meet the certification needs and standards of these precise electronics.
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Is a Custom Designed Printed Circuit Board Right for Your Project?

Buying off the shelf electronic components can work for certain projects, but designing a custom printed circuit board (PCB) may be right for others. A custom PCB gives you the opportunity to take your project to the next level and ensure that it is the right fit for your product. Finding the right partner for outsourcing is the next step in the process.
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Comparing Quotes from Electronic Engineering Design Firms

Finding the right engineering design firm to partner with can be a challenge. You may know that outsourcing your electronic PCB design and manufacturing is the right choice, but finding the right partner can present many questions. You want to find a company that is a good value, but you also want to ensure that you will end up with a quality product. Asking the right questions can help you when comparing quotes and offerings from various electronic engineering design firms.
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Good Electronic Design – Beyond Nuts and Bolts

Good electronic design requires partnering with a strong engineering design group, not just an ECM well versed in assembly alone. The value of design capabilities is often overlooked but can be a crucial asset throughout the project. Goals need to be communicated clearly, drawings need to be detailed, and materials and specifications need to be accurate for a successful outcome. When the design phase doesn’t make it beyond the basic nuts and bolts, the product will often not meet the perceived expectations. Outsourcing to a strong ECM will take your electronic design from the basics to something great.
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Finding The Best PCB Design Services Partner

Designing a printed circuit board (PCB) requires a high level of expertise. You may not have the resources and skills readily available to create the powerful PCB you need for your next big project. Sometimes you need help with printed circuit board designing. Partnering with an engineering design group is beneficial for many reasons. More and more electronics companies are outsourcing PCB design to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Outsourcing engineering design services gives you access to the knowledge, expertise, and equipment to best meet your PCB design needs. Your design services partner should offer the skills and solutions you can count on to create circuit boards that meet your needs. However, it is important to look before you leap.
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Electronic Design and Electronic Redesign 101

Development of new electronic products is not an easy process. In fact, it can be downright daunting. It is crucial for a product design to be accurate in order for it to be manufactured error-free.
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How PCB Design Can Affect the Cost of Your Build

There can be a big difference between cheap and low-cost. This is especially true when building printed circuit boards. While you don't want your PCB fabrication and assembly to break your budget, you don't want to cut corners so much that you compromise quality just to drive the cost down. Various factors can influence the price of a circuit board. Keeping these in mind as you develop your PCB can keep costs in check while maintaining the characteristics required of your board.