Posts in category Materials

The Case for Reverse Engineering

In the simplest terms, reverse engineering can be viewed as the process of analyzing a system to identify the system’s components and their interrelationships in order to duplicate or upgrade the system. Top 7 Reasons to Reverse Engineer a Product To understand the strengths, weaknesses and limitations of a product. Original documentation was lost or is out-of-date. […]

Warning! Not All Quotes are the Same

Today’s consumer,  whether shopping for landscaping services or electronics manufacturing services, typically wants an answer to the question “how much will it cost?” as soon as possible.  This key cost number often decides if they will continue to shop, if they can hand a project off to a service provider or even if there is value […]

Quality Counts . . . The 8 Areas that...

As the saying goes “you are only as strong as your weakest link”.  Therefore, the partners you choose to provide Engineering, PCB CAD Layout, Testing, PCB Assembly and Manufacturing could make or break your ability to provide a quality product that is both functional and profitable. Below are the Top 8 benefits your next EMS […]

Materials Matter . . . Five Things Ev...

On any given day, Deborah Osenbau, the Inventory Manager at MJS Designs, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, could be fulfilling a parts request from the extensive in-house inventory, managing materials for a new project or assisting in a search for an obsolete part from a worldwide supplier network.  In essence, Deborah is the liaison between the […]

RF – Radio Frequency: A Quick Look

Most of the modern technology that people enjoy would not be possible without RF, or Radio Frequency technology. Any electronic device that operates wirelessly in some form or another uses RF. Devices that use RF prominently include television remotes, GPS devices, cell phones, baby monitors and radio-controlled vehicles. These devices are able to transmit information […]

The Basics of a Complete System Build

Electro-mechanical box builds and complete system builds are almost an essential part of EMS setup. As assemblies grow more complex, standards more stringent, customer service and value for money become the key drivers in the new economy. The days where a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly firm would collaborate with a rack and harness manufacturer […]

Materials and Procurement: The backbo...

Electronics manufacturing is one of the most important industries in the modern world. Electronics manufacturing procurement is vital to this industry as it allows companies to obtain the components which are necessary to the process of building devices and their circuits. However, companies should become familiar with some of the more significant aspects of procurement. […]

Electronics Engineering Design

There are multiple facets to the electronics engineering design process. Whether it is a computer or some other electronic device, none of these facets can be ignored. Hardware design is a component of CPU design, and is basically its own branch of electronic engineering. This branch deals with the physical elements of the CPU or […]

Choose your EMS Wisely

Quality isn’t just about craftsmanship. It the standards which made a process duplicable so process can be repeated over and over without compromising the quality of a product.  A quick overview of the QMS and EMS certifications that are currently in use, give us an idea of the constantly lowering tolerance for errors or systemic […]

From Prototype to Production in Five ...

Every product, from the chair you might be sitting in right now to the advanced technology found Satellite tracking systems started as an idea, a thought.  Someone sketched the idea out, maybe on a napkin, shared their passion for the idea with others and thus begins the path to creating a prototype. There are five […]