The Mario Effect Creates Lectronics Buzz

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Originally published in SMTToday magazine. A quick google search of “pcb assembly” gives 949,000 results. It’s an oversaturated market with most players offering similar services and capabilities. Each contract manufacturer (CM) is vying to stand out in this competitive landscape. Ironically, most of the messaging from these CM’s looks the same. In order to even show up in pertinent web …

Millennials in Manufacturing: The Millennials’ Advantage

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Continuing our i-Connect007 series on Millennials in Manufacturing, we next feature Mya Walton, associate coordinator in the circuit board testing department at Saline Lectronics. Mya has been with Lectronics for almost three years now. So far, she finds her work to be fulfilling. “I’ve gained knowledge I didn’t expect to get from this job. For example, I’ve learned every unique …

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Millennials in Manufacturing: A Rewarding Career

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In our latest i-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing Blog Series we feature Kyle Robertson, an SMT technician at Saline Lectronics. Kyle has been with Lectronics for three years now. So far, Kyle explained, working for Lectronics has provided him the opportunity to learn new things related to the electronics manufacturing industry every day and to witness the latest, most exciting technologies being developed. …

The future of electronics manufacturing: Data and Lean problem solving

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Data is the hot trend in manufacturing right now. Everyone, including the Saline Lectronics team, is talking about the importance of tracking everything – work flow, process steps, materials used, machine performance, operator time, etc.  On the factory floor, when data analysis is coupled with Lean problem solving, the quality benefits are monumental! As part of our Lectronics 4.0 Connected …

Exponential Technologies: Improving the Manufacturing Process

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The final main characteristic of Industry 4.0 is the impact of exponential technologies as a catalyst for improvements in the manufacturing process. These improvements include flexibility, cutting of costs, and customized solutions. These exponential technologies often refer to Artificial Intelligence (AI), complicated robotics, and extremely advanced sensor technologies.  Initially, these types of technologies were not entirely accessible for smaller companies, …

Industry 4.0 and Saline Lectronics

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The concept of “Industry 4.0” is becoming increasingly important. Industry 4.0 is a term used to describe the concept of the “Smart Factory,” – i.e., one in which the process of manufacturing is automated and “cyber physical” systems are able to communicate with one another and work together to achieve a common goal. This fourth industrial revolution is made possible …