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Blurred and Disrupted


There was a time, not so long ago, where we knew what each industry did. The automotive industry made cars, the apparel industry made clothes and the electronics industry made electronics. Now everything is a little less clear.

Gables Engineering Flies High With Help from Kurtz Ersa North America


Founded in 1946, Gables Engineering, Inc. remains an industry leader in custom avionics controls and related products. The company's engineers maintain a sharp focus on all aspects of control panel technology, in its current state and as it continues to evolve. Gables Engineering operates ...

Garcia Group Safely Drives Growth of Roofing Business


Distracted driving is an increasingly deadly problem on our nation's roads and highways. The National Safety Council estimates that at least 24 percent of all traffic crashes, or 1.3 million accidents per year, involve drivers using cellular telephones and/or performing texting. These ...

Keeping Ahead With Forward-Looking Manufacturing Decisions


JAVAD Electronic Manufacturing Services (JEMS) was founded four years ago, during an economic downturn, with the belief that investments in manufacturing equipment were necessary to keep pace with customers' requirements. Even though used equipment was available at low prices, the company ...

Measuring Three Levels of Process Control in Thermal Profiling


Maintaining process control within tightly defined limits is an important part of achieving high product quality in today's electronic manufacturing facilities. The pressures to deliver products in shorter development cycles and with increased capacities pose significant challenges ...

Man Versus Machine


The question is still unanswered: In the man-vs-machine competition, who will be the ultimate winner? Machines and automation continue to advance, and to take over more functions once performed by men and women. A prime example is today's automobile, which includes many mechanical and ...

One-Stop Turnkey PCB Fabrication and Assembly: Rush PCB's Unique Approach



In today's world of electronics contract manufacturing, the speed of fabricating PCBs and electronic assemblies is an important factor, along with price, in maintaining a competitive edge. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) look to PCB fabrication and assembly shops for fast turnaround ...

Pick Up the Pace of Production with Customized Timers


Every second counts in electronic production and assembly lines, and intelligent use of the available time is critical to most manufacturers. Finding ways to achieve more with existing resources often requires more than just exhortations from management. Often, it means putting employees "on the clock ...

Samsung Sells SMT Shares for Win-Win

Samsung Techwin has been developing advanced technology since 1989 for electronic and mechanical design, process and production. The key component has always been high speed and accuracy, leveraging the technical expertise gained while developing and producing jet engines, industrial robots, semiconductor ...

Self-Locking Micro Threaded Inserts Improve Electronic Performance


Electronic assembly performance can now be improved in smaller designs, thanks to the availability of self-locking micro-threaded inserts that are designed to withstand vibration, shock, and heat. The new, smaller, self-locking Spiralock® internal thread form design from Stanley Engineering ...

Solder Ball Replacement Kit Eases PCB Global Rework


Component miniaturization poses many challenges for global printed-circuit-board (PCB) rework, especially with tiny 0201 and 01005 chips. While a number of solutions have been developed for removing these small chips from PCBs, replacing them is no simple matter. Firms are often faced ...

What constitutes IoM? And why we need it


What is the Internet of Manufacturing (IoM) and why should we care about it?

Why Manufacturers are Overpaying for Electromechanical Assemblies


For original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) producing and inventorying electromechanical assemblies, wire harnesses, cable assemblies, or even box-builds in-house, trying to control and hold onto every aspect of production can be a costly mistake. Intended in-house tasks may lie outside
of an OEM's core competencies, or may be too costly or cumbersome for that OEM. They may be performed as a low-margin activity that can consume precious resources with little benefit to the OEM. As an alternative approach, strategic domestic outsourcing can cut costs, improve product quality, and even help speed the delivery of a product. Any benefits of performing all the work in-house must be measured against the costs: higher facility overhead, including additional required inventory, manufacturing space, equipment, trained labor, as well as engineering and purchasing resources.

China's Key Opportunities and Threats


On-the-ground inquiries and interviews with businessmen and industrialists in China have led to some uncomfortable conclusions. Many of my enquiries have been about the challenges China might face in retaining its "factory of the world" status. There are certain key opportunities ...

Finding the Right Manufacturer for Your Design


Design engineers should be prepared to choose the most capable manufacturer-one that can deliver the right solution for each project. Each printed-circuit-board (PCB) design brings unique challenges and no one manufacturer will be the right fit for every design. PCB manufacturers should ...

Why Big Manufacturers Still Need the Little Guys


It's totally unlike larger contract manufacturing companies, whose production lines are engineered to run for extended periods of time, and sadly without the capability to interrupt operations to fulfill a sudden, urgent order. Instead, Reliable Electronics takes pride in making the ...

Enterprise Labeling: An Imperative for the Electronics Industry


Global supply chains fuel the modern electronics industry, unfortunately causing an increase in disparate labeling systems spread across the enterprise with an ever increasing volume of duplicated labels and redundant master data. More effective labeling would certainly help the industry ...

IoT + EMS = IoM (the Internet of Manufacturing)


First an apology. I am always telling people not to use acronyms in their copy and there I go using three in the title and one that I made up myself. Let me explain these acronyms. IoT is Internet of Things, a world where everything is connected to everything else creating trillions ...

JAVAD EMS Continues Best Performance Strategy


JAVAD Electronic Manufacturing Services (JEMS, www.javad.com) was founded to focus on low-to-medium-volume, high-mix applications for customers needing prototype through volume production levels and wanting it from one source. Today, the company is a thriving, full-service contract ...

Micro Control Company: Satisfying Customers since 1994


Customers in need of customized but cost-effective printed-circuit-board (PCB) solutions can find them at Micro Control Company (www.microcontrol.com), a versatile provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS) that can meet a wide range of customer requirements. The firm employs ...

 
 
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