ISO 13485 Certification

Certification Highlight – ISO 13485

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Certifications are important in electronics contract manufacturing. The best electronics contract manufacturers (CMs) possess industry certifications that prove their compliance with accepted standards, as well as a dedication to excellent business practices. Only trust your printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) project to a CM that can show you a list of certifications. Otherwise, you’ll have no quality or compliance assurance. …

ITAR Registration and ITAR Certification

Certification Highlight – ITAR Registered

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Certifications are one of the ways in which you can narrow down your options when choosing the right electronics contract manufacturer (CM) for your project. Special certifications according to your industry can show a CM’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Lack of certification, on the other hand, can mean the CM’s manufacturing processes might not fulfill accepted regulatory standards …

ISO 9001 Certification

Certification Highlight – ISO 9001

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Processes as complex as printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) benefit from standardization. Without guidance from international regulations, different electronics contract manufacturers (CMs) would have free rein to produce PCBs according to whatever standards suited their needs – not those of the customer. Standardization regulates the industry and benefits customers. In an effort to improve quality consistency and customer service in …

Certification Highlight – AS9100

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Certifications are critical when looking for your electronics contract manufacturer (CM) – especially when you’re in need of assemblies specific to the aerospace industry. Virtually anyone with the right manufacturing equipment can call itself a CM. Certifications are some of the only ways high-quality electronics CMs can distinguish themselves from less-professional manufacturers. The AS9100 certificate relates specifically to quality assurance …

Certification Highlight – NIST 800-171 Guidelines

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What does a NIST 800-171 certification mean to you? Better protection of your controlled unclassified information while doing business with an electronics contract manufacturer (CM). If a company meets the NIST 800-171 guidelines for Information Technology (IT) security, that CM is a provider you can trust with your sensitive data during printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) and other projects. The …

Electronics Manufacturing Quality Assurance

6 Processes a CM Should Have in Place for Quality Assurance

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Quality control should be a top priority for every electronics contract manufacturer (CM). Quality assurance in manufacturing and original electronic manufacturer (OEM) order fulfillment is critical to a company’s reputation and overall success. Every good CM should have a proven system in place to ensure high-quality manufacturing. The following six processes represent a top-tier quality assurance plan for a CM. …

Electronic Contract Manufacturer in the US

How You’ll Save on Soft Costs with a US-Based CM

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Finding an electronic contract manufacturer located in the United States is beneficial for many reasons: you can generally find better product quality, stock availability, and superior customer service when you choose an onshore CM. Besides, a US-based CM can help reduce your overall budget especially when it comes to soft costs. Hard costs refer to any expense you can’t avoid, …

Local Electronic Contract Manufacturer

The Benefits of Working with a Local CM vs Overseas CM

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When you start working in the electronics industry, the single most important decision you’ll make is selecting your electronics contract manufacturing partner. CMs take care of the production of your printed circuit board assemblies so that you can focus on designing and developing new products. Since the quality of your CM directly affects the quality of your product, it’s important …

How You and Your CM Can Get Ahead of the Component Shortage

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The electronics component shortage has created a difficult market for manufacturers and companies alike. Unprepared businesses are struggling to receive the components they need to keep their production flow efficient and available to meet customer demand. But just because there’s a shortage doesn’t mean you can’t get ahead of the game – and the process starts by working together with …

Electronics Component Shortage

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Component Shortage

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The world of electronics is facing a component shortage. Many companies are struggling to get the parts they need, and the recent increase in demand has made that process even more difficult. Across the globe, people are seeing the effects of increased prices and product shortages. So how did we get to this point? Contributing Factors With the last market …