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New Inventory Features Streamline Material Management at MacroFab

A display of some new features for the platform that enhances the the management of inventory and material at MacroFab.

April 16, 2024

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How to use the Part Attribute feature in Eagle

How to use Part Attribute in Eagle. Take advantage of the Part Attribute system in Eagle for easier labeling.

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The Top 8 Manufacturing Blogs to Follow

"In addition to keeping an eye on our pages, there are quite a few other manufacturing blogs we can recommend. Here are eight great sites to follow.

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5 Myths About Hardware Prototyping - Busted

Contrary to what you may have heard, hardware prototyping can be reasonably priced, fast, and easy even for hardware startups.

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Cloud-Based PCB Assembly

Software supports the entire PCB assembly cycle delivering big advantages for designers including, lower costs, faster service, and greater transparency.

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Not Your Father’s PCB Prototype Company

We set out to create a different type of PCB prototype company. We believe that there are genius thinkers among us and we want to make sure they succeed.

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Go from Idea to Delivery with Turnkey PCB Manufacturing Services

With turnkey PCB manufacturing services, you can put 100% of your efforts into your business or project. You design it and we’ll take it from there.

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Manufacturing Companies Shift from Archaic to Agile

Manufacturing companies will continue to become more aligned with the needs of today’s new crop of inventors by removing the friction from the process.

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SMD vs NSMD: Best Practices for BGA Pad Creation

SMD vs NSMD: Should you use a solder mask-defined pad or a non-solder mask-defined pad?

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Cloud Manufacturing FAQs

Benefits of cloud manufacturing include scalability, visibility, and quick turn around. Find out more from a leading electronics cloud manufacturer.

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Update to the USB Micro Connector for Eagle EDA Tool

Today we have an update to our MicroUSB-RIGHT connector in the Eagle MF-Connectors Library. We changed the footprint to reduce DRC errors!

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Bypass Caps: Decouple Your Way to Cleaner Power

We discuss bypass capacitors and their role in preventing noise and voltage glitches on power supply rails.

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PCB Assembly Reengineered for Today’s Developers

You can finally find a PCB assembly service that has been built from the ground up to reduce costs and speed production timelines.

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Introducing Parts Consignment for PCB Manufacturing

MacroFab offers parts consignment to give our customers additional ways to manage their BOM. Read more about this in our short blog.

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Top 10 Advantages of On-Demand Manufacturing

On-demand manufacturing has a lot going for it. What can this technology do for your small business sourcing?

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How to Design and Build a Pogo Pin Programming Fixture

Develop and build a programming fixture or jig. This is a great way to simplify testing. Our short blog offers up lots of examples.

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Integrated Fulfillment

For most Kickstarter creators and small businesses, the best option is a cloud manufacturing company that also offers integrated fulfillment.

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Super Simple Power Supply “SSPS” Design (Part 2)

In the last SSPS design blog post we discussed using the OPA541 high powered opamp in the output section of the SSPS.

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PCB Prototyping – The Hard Way and the Easy Way

Cloud-based manufacturing is revolutionizing PCB prototyping, making ordering your boards almost as easy as ordering a pizza.

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MacroFab Supports Your Favorite EDA Tools like Altium, PADS, etc

When it comes to the EDA world, there are as many ways to get manufacturing data out as there are tools. To make matters more difficult, many tools do

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Different Programming Methods for PCBAs

We cover the different ways of programming PCB assemblies during production. Learn the pros and cons of each method in this short blog.

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New Bill of Materials Features – March 2016

Today, we rolled out a few new features and enhancements that you've asked us for over the past few months. With each major software update we try to

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Super Simple Power Supply “SSPS” Design (Part 1)

After adding feature after feature that we would like to see in a power supply, the initial design ended up being anything from simple.

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How Manufacturing APIs Enable Frictionless Fulfillment

If you want to take the friction out of getting your products to customers, look for an integrated fulfillment partner that uses manufacturing APIs.

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Now With Multi-Layer and PCB Customization!

We're pleased to announce our next big feature release: support for multi-layer boards and customized PCB options. With this software update, you now

About MacroFab

MacroFab offers comprehensive manufacturing solutions, from your smallest prototyping orders to your largest production needs. Our factory network locations are strategically located across North America, ensuring that we have the flexibility to provide capacity when and where you need it most.

Experience the future of EMS manufacturing with our state-of-the-art technology platform and cutting-edge digital supply chain solutions. At MacroFab, we ensure that your electronics are produced faster, more efficiently, and with fewer logistic problems than ever before.

Take advantage of AI-enabled sourcing opportunities and employ expert teams who are connected through a user-friendly technology platform. Discover how streamlined electronics manufacturing can benefit your business by contacting us today.