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What are the Differences Between ISO9001 and AS9100?

Spend enough time around ECMs and you are sure to see terms like ISO9001 or AS9100 pop up. ECMs that have earned those certifications follow rigorous standards for quality, but you may have wondered what those certifications stand for, and why it matters.
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Benefits of Custom Cable Assembly

When a generic cable assembly isn’t fitting your needs perfectly, it may be time for you to consider stepping up to a custom cable assembly that is designed, engineered, and manufactured for your specific needs. There are a number of advantages to going the custom-design route, and all of them bring benefits to your project.
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How Important is Functional Testing in PCB Manufacturing?

After all the designing, testing, simulating, and prototyping, there's one last step before PCBs go to assembly. In a field where error testing and stomping out defects is a never ending quest for perfection, functional testing represents the last opportunity to get things just right.
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How Counterfeit Parts Affect Your Printed Circuit Boards

In our ever-evolving technological world, we put our lives in the hands of many different electronic components every day. Modes of transportation, our home electronics, and even our office and work spaces are often in the hands of all types of electronics. We may never give their performance a second thought, but would you feel different if you knew they contained counterfeit parts?
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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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What to Look for in a Government Cable Assembly Manufacturing Partner

When you've got a government cable assembly project on the horizon, the pressure is on. Obviously, a job of that magnitude is not going to be handled by some cable off the rack at your local DIY home improvement store. Finding the right partner to help you design, prototype, and manufacture the cable assembly has to know what they are doing, with the proper certifications to back up their claims. It can be a tricky process, but it's easy to alleviate that stress when you know what to look for in a government cable assembly manufacturer.
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The Importance of Quality Control for Your Government Cable Assembly

Cable and wire assemblies are the backbone of any electronic application. If you are outsourcing cable and wire harness assemblies for government applications, there can be no substitute for quality and reliability. Simply put, your electronic components have to be rock-solid and ready to go when needed. For that reason alone, it's important to find a manufacturer that understands supply-chain management, and why it's important. Your cable assembly and electrical component demand nothing less.
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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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How On-Site Engineers Impact Your Military Electronic Assembly

Current estimates show about one-third of military defense spending is for electronics. This means companies that provide military grade electronic assemblies must be on top of their game if they are to provide reliable, long-lasting electronic assemblies that meet the standards of aerospace and military. You don't want to trust just any electronic contract manufacturer with your turnkey electronic assembly. You will know you are working with the right company if they have on-site engineers. When an ECM employs engineers who are in-house, it can mean a big difference between just a finished product and a robust product that is ready for battle.
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What to Look for in a Government PCB Manufacturing Partner

A lot of time, energy, and resources go into the design and development of an electronic product for government, military, and aerospace applications. Say you've reached a critical phase in development and you need an ECM you can trust. You don't want to leave anything to chance. But who can you trust for your all-important PCB manufacturing? You want an electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) that will not only meet your expectations but exceed them. Here are some things to look for when choosing a PCB manufacturing partner for your government project.
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How to Combat Counterfeit Parts in Your Government PCB Assembly

The world of counterfeit electronic parts is a multibillion-dollar industry that doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. It is a problem the Department of Defense has been battling for years. Counterfeit components put military personnel and missions at risk. In an effort to mitigate this risk, the DOD has strict regulations in place for government and military electronic suppliers. This means you must be vigilant when it comes to the assembly of your printed circuit boards. Luckily, with extra time and effort, and choosing the right contract manufacturer, you can combat counterfeit parts in your government PCB assembly.
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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.