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Lessons Learned from Product Design Reviews (aka Technical Reviews)

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electronics product design review

If you’ve ever been asked to sit through a product design review, you may realize that it can range the gamut, from a rather simple email review to a multi-day formal product design review. We asked one of our engineers to share their experience with product design reviews, including what to expect and lessons learned. […]

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Five Things to Know About Return Materials Authorization

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Return Materials Authorization (RMA) in Electronics Manufacturing

As any good project manager knows, things can sometimes stray from the plan. There’s a possibility for mistakes even when you’ve done everything exactly right. That’s why it’s important to have a contingency plan in place for such an occasion—so project managers can know exactly what to expect and adjust schedules accordingly. This is the […]

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Surface Mount Technology vs. Through Hole Mount Technology

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Electronics Manufacturing Quality Control

Prior to surface mount technology (SMT) being available, electronic components were placed on boards with what is now referred to as through hole mounting (THM). This was done either by soldering the components to a PCB or by using wire wrap mounting techniques.  There are however times where though-hole components should still be used. Benefits […]

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Zen and the Art of Soldering in Electronics Manufacturing

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Soldering Electronics Manufacturing

Zen is an ancient Japanese word describing a sect of Buddhism that emphasizes the importance of meditation and self-reflection, in order to reach enlightenment. After these Buddhist concepts became popularized in the West, the word transformed into a modern meaning, often describing feelings of peacefulness, calmness, and serenity. When you hear the word ‘Zen’ today, […]

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Lean Manufacturing 101

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We all want to go lean, and that’s not just a reference to the cliched New Year’s resolution about losing weight. Going lean in business can maximize resources, reduce waste, lower production costs, eliminate standing inventory, and/or increase labor productivity—all while maintaining the high-quality standards that had been achieved previously. This idea sounds pretty desirable […]

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