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Electronics Production: Upgrading Inventory Systems with Modern Tech

Inventory and supply chain management software and processes play a pivotal role in safety, efficiency, & security of electronics manufacturing operations.

February 15, 2024

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Evaluating the True Costs of Cheap PCB Prototypes

Some companies insist their teams focus less on the quality of PCB fabrication and more on 24-hour turnaround times

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Golden Week and Lunar New Year Influence on US PCBA Manufacturing

Golden Week, a seven-day national holiday in China that begins on October 1st, can notably affect both regional and global PCBA manufacturing.

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Optimizing PCBA Design: Strategies to Avoid Common Failures

Here are some tips to avoid common failures in PCBA design, and how MacroFab can help along the way.

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Electronics Outsourcing: A Strategic Shield Against Recession

Outsourcing pre-manufacturing services such as strategic sourcing and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) can significantly enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

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NEMA vs. IP: Differences Explained

It is common for electrical devices to be rated under both systems, which provide comprehensive protection while meeting various global standards

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Cybersecurity & the Supply Chain: Safeguarding PCBA Builds

A well-executed PCBA design, integrating robust security practices, can help safeguard against cybercrime.

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How We Find and Retain Electronics Supply Chain Experts Must Change, Quickly

The right employees won’t show up as if by magic: electronics OEMs and distributors need to make a concerted effort to hire and retain supply chain talent.

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Five Barriers to Efficient PCBA Product Development

Companies, often navigating obstacles requiring swift and astute decision-making, must identify and understand the impediments to PCBA product development.

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How FMEA Analysis Can Reduce PCBA Failures and Manage Risk

Let’s dive in and explore how FMEA analysis can make a significant difference in managing risks and reducing PCBA failures and product rejection ratios.

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SMT Assembly vs. Through-Hole: What to Know

This guide is here to help you understand the difference between SMT and THT, so you can choose the best method for your next project.

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Decoding Recent Electronics Cost Surge: Implications for You

We’ll examine the underlying reasons behind this surge in prices and provide practical strategies to help you navigate these challenges effectively.

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Notice to Our Customers on The Anticipated UPS Labor Strike

UPS, a key player in our delivery chain, may undergo a labor strike beginning August 1, 2023, which could cause shipping delays.

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Smart Manufacturing: Improving Safety and Efficiency With IoT

Digitization, connectivity, and the IoT are manifesting the next frontier in factory production.

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How to Improve Heat Dissipation in Compact PCBA Designs

In this article, we will explore key strategies and best practices for designing efficient heat dissipation in compact PCBA systems.

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How ESG Initiatives Create Value for the PCBA Industry

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) initiatives, once little more than a buzzword, have become crucial to a business’s success and longevity.

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Capitalize on the IRA: Opportunities for Electronics Businesses

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) directs nearly $400 billion to clean energy incentives including $47 billion allocated for manufacturing.

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MacroFab Platform for Hybrid Materials Management

As OEMs seek to streamline operations, reduce costs, and manage risks in contract manufacturing, they grapple with hybrid materials management.

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Macro Trends Reshaping the Electronics Manufacturing Landscape

Let’s explore the macro trends shaping the PCBA manufacturing industry’s trajectory and delve into the implications of this transformation.

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For Engineers, Counterfeit PCBA Parts Pose New Challenges

About two-thirds of counterfeit electronics are sold by reputable companies, with little awareness of the problem.

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Dealing with Common PCBA Design Errors and How to Avoid Them

We'll cover the most common errors that occur during custom PCBA design, including misaligned components, unrouted signals, and overheating components.

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5 Things High-Performing Electronics Teams Do Differently

Optimal team performance in the electronics industry is essential, and clear communication is the cornerstone in new electronics development.

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How the Electronics Industry is Responding to Inflation

Even as news of economic uncertainty remains top of mind, the electronics industry remains more stable than one might expect.

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Component Obsolescence Management Begins at Design

Reasons for component obsolescence, best practices for managing it effectively, and some of the benefits of partnering with a supply chain expert.

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Companies Bring Electronics Production Home From Asia

Lately, numerous companies have begun reassessing their global value chains and moving electronics production closer to home.

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