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 …

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 …

Outsourcing PCB Assembly

5 Common Mistakes in Outsourcing

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If you own a company that produces or manufactures a product using electronics, outsourcing some of your electronics product’s components can be a dream come true or your worst nightmare – depending on the choice you make. If you outsource printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and you choose the wrong contract manufacturer (CM), you could ship a product that doesn’t …

The Benefits of Working With a Contract Manufacturer

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Do you have a company that makes and sells an excellent product, for instance, an MRI machine that takes magnetic resonance images? The healthcare field and the machines that medical personnel use face a huge number of standards, regulations, and requirements, making full compliance a very expensive, time-consuming exercise that also carries huge manufacturing liability issues. Electronics contract manufacturing (CM) …

Best Electronics Contract Manufacturer

5 Steps to Contract Manufacturer Selection

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If your company makes anything that uses printed circuit board assemblies (and what electronic product doesn’t use PCBAs??), it is imperative to collaborate with the best electronics contract manufacturer (CM) to enjoy all the benefits you can derive from outsourcing. The right CM can ensure that you have time to concentrate on all the other aspects of making your product …

How to Identify If Your CM Has the Technical Chops to Handle Your Project

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The success of your electronics manufacturing project depends upon the technical prowess of your contract manufacturer (CM). It’s of the utmost importance to verify that a potential CM is tech-savvy enough to meet your desired project goals and expectations. Otherwise, you could sign a contract with a CM that delivers unsatisfactory, low-quality, or defect-prone electronics – after you’ve already paid. …

Design for Manufacturability

Why DFM and DFT Reports Are Critical for the Success of Your Product

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Of all the best practices an electronic contract manufacturer (CM) should adhere to, perhaps the best differentiator to identify a leading CM is Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Test (DFT) reporting. DFM and DFT reports ensure customer (that’s you) satisfaction, quality control, and predictable costs. These reports should have detailed descriptions of the processes the CM would like …