What is New Product Introduction (NPI)?

Saline Lectronics Blog, manufacturing, Technology

As they strive to stay competitive and relevant to their customers, companies must regularly turn new product ideas into tangible products. Businesses survey their customers to find out what they need, then brainstorm ideas for products that might meet their requirements. Businesses carefully vet concepts for new products and determine the best path of development to follow. New Product Introduction …

In-Circuit Testing (ICT)

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What is In-Circuit Testing (ICT)? The manufacturing of electronic assemblies involves many complex tasks that all carry the potential for something to go wrong. The fabrication of the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), the placement of components on the board and the integrity of the parts themselves require testing to ensure the resulting end product meets quality standards. The verification …

ESD Explained: What is Electrostatic Discharge?

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You may have read or heard the acronym ESD and wondered, “what does ESD stand for?” We’re here to explain what ESD is and how you can prevent it from occurring. ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. Under certain conditions, transference of electrical potential may occur when two materials with different charges come into proximity to each other. This common phenomenon, …

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What is M2M? How Machine-to-Machine Communications Affects Manufacturing

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The shared drive among all manufacturing companies is the desire to provide customers with faster completion times and more efficient production while maintaining the highest possible level of quality control standards and traceability. As products, especially electronic assemblies, grow exponentially more complex, the manufacturing processes used in their production naturally follow suit. Since humans rather quickly reach the upper limit …