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PowerAmerica Executive Director and National Defense University Study Group Visit ACDi Nashville, NC

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National Defense University Students Visit ACDi Nashville, NC

On March 15, 2018, ACDi Nashville, NC hosted Nickolas Justice, Executive Director of PowerAmerica, and 16 students plus 2 faculty from the National Defense University (NDU) Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy out of Washington, DC. This electronics industry study group comprised representative leaders across many disciplines of each branch of the military services for the following […]

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Why Contract Electronics Manufacturers Charge for Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE)

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Engineering Services

If you are involved in the procurement of printed circuit boards or electronic assemblies you likely see a line item on your quote for non-recurring engineering or NREs on a contract manufacturer’s first-time build of you product. It’s a common question in our industry— “what are NREs and why do I have to pay for […]

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Put Your Electronics Manufacturing Services Partner to the Test

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Product Engineering Report

When partnering with an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, you should feel confident that they have as much at stake with your product as you do. One way to determine this is to consider which testing methods the EMS provider employs. Keep in mind, testing is completely different than inspections. Inspections are a routine requirement […]

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What to Look for in an Electronics Manufacturing Services Partner

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With all the time you’ll be spending with your electronics manufacturing services partner while completing your project, it pays to be selective and know what to look for. We have put together a list of do’s and don’ts to consider when you are considering your Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner options.     Do pick […]

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Certifications for Electronics Hardware: When, Why and How to Obtain Them.

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Electronics Hardware Certifications

Obtaining all the proper certifications for electronics to be mass produced and marketed can be enough to drive you certifiably insane. ACDi is here to help you navigate these tricky waters. DID YOU KNOW? 50% of consumer electronic products fail standard certification testing during their first pass. Almost every certification test is expensive and time […]

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