When talking about electronics today, people want it smaller, they want it faster and they want it cheaper. They want it to work right, from day one and keep performing for years to follow. I remember the standard used to be running manual functional tests that sometimes took hours or even days to complete. That’s […]
Recruiting Challenges in Electronics ManufacturingPosted in Featured Post on .
While an aging workforce and an overall decline in population growth have contributed to concerns over a shrinking talent pool for more than a decade, the COVID-19 pandemic, skills gap crisis and generational expectations have significantly intensified the challenges of recruiting and retaining employees for most businesses. CleanMyMac X Crack About a year and a […]
Apex 2022 TakeawaysPosted in Featured Post on .
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 […]
Troubleshooting Electronic Board Power Rail Shorts with a Thermal CameraPosted in Featured Post on .
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 […]
Electronic Components and Toilet Paper Shortages: A Lesson in Pandemic Supply ChainsPosted in Featured Post on .
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 […]
ACDi Electronics Manufacturing Certifications and Compliance OverviewPosted in Featured Post on .
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 […]
Contract Manufacturer Site Visit PointersPosted in Featured Post on .
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 […]
Need Your Electronics Manufacturing Project Quoted Quickly? Hint: Provide Complete DocumentationPosted in Featured Post on .
If you need your electronics manufacturing project quote quickly, the key is to provide a complete technical data package (TDP). This article will explore what a complete TDP looks like for a variety of electronics manufacturing deliverables. If you need help putting any of this information together, contact us and our sales and technical staff […]
Electronics Supply Chain Q&APosted in Featured Post on .
The impact of COVID-19 on the world’s economy and throughout numerous industries over the past year and a half is still unfolding. From the cost of food and lumber, to the paralyzed restaurant and airline industries, COVID has packed a punch. More recently, we are seeing the disruptions in the electronics supply chain that is […]
Operational Excellence from a Design Services ManagerPosted in Featured Post on .
May 18, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007 Jesse Vaughan discusses the key aspects of continuous improvement he sees in his role as manager of design services at ACDi, and the importance of carving out communication channels—both internally and externally to help build operational excellence. Nolan Johnson: Jesse, you are a manager of design services for ACDi, […]