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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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How to Ensure a Successful New Product Introduction (NPI)

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Steps for a successful NPI

Introducing a new product to market is a complex process. Are you prepared for the hundreds of potential pitfalls and common challenges that come with each step, resulting in increased time to market and budget? Even for a quick-turn, small-run prototype, ACDi’s New Product Introduction (NPI) process can reduce time-to-market, increase quality and reduce the […]

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Electronics Manufacturing Terms That Every Hardware Startup Should Know

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Electronics Manufacturing Terms Glossary

Electronics manufacturing can seem like a complicated process, but a little knowledge can go a long way toward a smooth transition from prototype to production. This glossary will help you navigate your manufacturing project with ease and introduce you to some key terms used during the electronics manufacturing process. Gerber Files – A Gerber file […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Keep Your Aerospace PCB Design and Production in the U.S.

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Aerospace PCB Design and Production in US

It’s more important than ever before to keep aerospace PCB design and production in the United States. Doing so is the best way to ensure a high level of quality, oversight and accountability. This is especially important for aerospace parts used by the military. Overseas manufacturers often use cheap or counterfeit parts. These parts can […]

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Improving Yield, Cost, and Reliability of Flexible Circuits

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Flexible circuit designs are unique with similar, but different needs from rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs). Because flex circuits are very thin, they are considerably more delicate than a rigid PCB, and they are more susceptible to damage in manufacturing and handling in the field. Damage in manufacturing is reflected in the yield rate, which […]

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