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Characteristics of a Robust Internal Audit Program

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Most companies like ACDi who perform electronics manufacturing services are certified to one or more quality management system (QMS) standards such as ISO 9001 (generic), AS9100 (aviation, space, and defense), IATF 16949 (automotive), ISO 13485 (medical devices), and others. Maintaining the proper functioning of a QMS requires continual effort and vigilance to combat inevitable entropy. […]

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Representatives Blake Moore and Anna G. Eshoo Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring Electronics Manufacturing to America and Strengthen Supply Chains

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May 6, 2022Press Release WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Blake Moore (R-UT) and Anna G. Eshoo(D-CA) announced bipartisan legislation to bolster domestic printed circuit board (PCB) production and strengthen supply chain security. The Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Actwill complement semiconductor incentives by encouraging domestic PCB manufacturing and R&D to reduce supply chain disruptions, address national security concerns related […]

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Apex 2022 Takeaways

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Another year has passed us by and while we are still coming out of a seemingly cyclical, never-ending pandemic, I am happy to report that this years’ 2022 IPC APEX Expo did take place in-person, in sunny San Diego! The six-day expo kicked off Saturday with the IPC Committee Meetings. This was the first opportunity […]

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Troubleshooting Electronic Board Power Rail Shorts with a Thermal Camera

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Most engineers and technicians troubleshoot electronic boards with typical tools such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes and other standard test equipment. While this works well for most troubleshooting, sometimes a problem comes along that is very difficult to troubleshoot. Power rail shorts are a perfect example. The reason? Power supplies typically source several integrated circuits, each of […]

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Electronic Components and Toilet Paper Shortages: A Lesson in Pandemic Supply Chains

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It isn’t every day that we compare the electronics manufacturing industry to common household paper products, such as toilet paper. But here we are. Resolving supply chain issues in the electronics industry can be related to the toilet paper shortages at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. These shortages start off small and escalate in […]

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ACDi Electronics Manufacturing Certifications and Compliance Overview

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As an IPC Class 2 and 3 manufacturer of electronics, it is critical that certain quality certifications are maintained and that we are compliant with specific industry standards. Following is an overview of ACDi’s certifications and compliance posture. ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100DACDi is certified to the ISO quality management system requirements, as well as specifically […]

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Contract Manufacturer Site Visit Pointers

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As restrictions for on-site visits and meetings slowly returns to normal, ACDi welcomes customers and prospects to visit our manufacturing facilities to see how we build electronics products from printed circuit board layout through the manufacturing process—and meet the people that make it happen. With that in mind, here are some touch points for assessing […]

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