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Cable Assembly or Wiring Harness – What’s the Difference?

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The terms Cable Assemblies and Wiring Harnesses are sometimes used interchangeably, mainly because they serve the same electrical function. However, there are significant differences between the two and before getting into more details, here are a few examples. Examples Cable Assemblies Ethernet cables Antenna cables Ribbon cables (with connectors) Power cords Various A/V cables, such […]

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New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: From Idea to Functioning Product

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New Product Introduction Process

You’ve started the development process for your electronic product that has long been a concept in your head. It’s now gone down a dark hole, into an abyss of uncharted territory with vendors, complicated regulations, and any number of yet-to-be-known manufacturing challenges. You know you’re going to need some help, at least in getting it […]

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Outsource Your Supply Chain to Your Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider, or Not?

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Outsourcing Supply Chain Electronics Manufacturing

To make or to buy—that is the question. Outsourcing elements of a supply chain is becoming an important consideration for electronics and bio-production companies. Historically, it’s a good way to minimize operational risk when markets are rapidly changing and the product life cycle is shortening. The shortest life cycles are emerging where fast-changing technology is […]

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Change your Clocks, Check for Electronics Obsolescence

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Electronics Obsolescence

Any active electronics product should be checked periodically to make sure its components are still available. Perhaps this is annually, quarterly, or twice a year when you change your clocks. This review will help you keep a healthy electronics supply chain with a managed approach to electronics obsolescence. Your new printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) […]

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ACDi Adds Three Key Pieces of Equipment to Electronics Manufacturing Factory

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SMD X-Ray Counting Machine, 3D Solder Paste Inspection Machine and 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine Added to Frederick, MD Headquarters ACDi, a leading electronics contract manufacturing firm, announced the addition of three new pieces of equipment to their Frederick, MD headquarters. The company has purchased, installed and is fully operating Optical Control’s SMD X-Ray Counting […]

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How Electronics Manufacturing Parts Shortages Will Affect Production

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The current electronics parts shortages are occurring primarily because of the recovering economy. The supply chain hasn’t quite caught up with the demand being created in the electronics manufacturing industry. Even one of the simplest parts we procure, monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), are highly constrained. These capacitors are typically treated as a commodity, like oil, […]

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