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FAB Insights: ENIG vs. ENEPIG

Let’s review surface finishes ENIG vs. ENEPIG in a side-by-side comparison to identify the best option for your PCBA projects.

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The Five Biggest Design Mistakes for PCBAs

When it comes to PCBA manufacturing, take the time to consider all the challenges and risks you face.

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Cooling Techniques for Rugged PCBA Designs

This short blog post covers design strategies for coping with and dissipating excess heat.

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FAB Insights: PVT in PCBA Product Development

The production validation test (PVT) stage is a key milestone to proving your new PCBA project design can successfully run at full production volumes.

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A Practical Guide to Solder Flux

The assembly manufacturing process, including solder flux, has a large impact on the success of final product quality.

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Cloud Manufacturing Reduces Electronic Supply Chain Disruptions

Here are three specific ways cloud manufacturing simplifies sourcing and procurement for supply chain professionals today.

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Fab Insights: DVT in PCBA Product Development

Once a new development project completes the evaluation validation test (EVT) process, it is time to undertake the DVT (Design Validation Test) stage.

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Fab Insights: EVT in PCBA Product Development

The engineering validation test (EVT) stage determines whether your PCBA design meets your customer’s functional product requirements.

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Common EMS Engineer-Product Owner Production Conflicts

Exploring the relationship between product owners and electronics engineers, explain where it can go wrong and offer solutions to help get back on track.

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Optimize Your PCBA Project Manager Role with Cloud Manufacturing

A good PCBA project manager can make or break a project. Without the right tools at their disposal, even the best project manager can become overwhelmed.

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Electronics Supply Chain Problems Affecting Manufacturing

93 percent of business leaders surveyed by McKinsey have plans to make their supply chains more flexible, agile, and resilient.

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Electronics Multi-Sourcing: How MacroFab Makes it Easier

Our supply chains are more complex than ever, as are the products we create. It’s hard for procurement teams to avoid disruption and meet timelines.

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Integrated Data and How It Improves Electronics Procurement

Many supply chain teams don’t have the information needed to make informed decisions. They can’t respond effectively to disruption or keep up with demand.

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MCAD and ECAD Collaboration for Smart Electronics Design

Electrical and mechanical automated design occur simultaneously reducing possible validation gaps when two separate design efforts happen independently.

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The Last 5 Checks Before Uploading Electronics Prototype Designs

Your PCBA prototyping success hinges on adhering to a comprehensive final checklist designed to close out open items from the design.

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Five Tips for Picking Your Electronics Contract Manufacturer

Moving a new prototype through to a production-ready iteration takes more time and skill than many businesses have on their own.

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The Growing Importance of Electronics Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility is a priority for leaders today. Electronics supply chains face constant disruption. They’re also more fragile than we realized.

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Component Obsolescence: How it Affects the PCB Supply Chain

How to mitigate your supply chains risks and extend your product life cycles with improved obsolescence management.

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Develop a Demand Responsive Electronics Supply Chain

As the electronics market deals with ongoing global disruptions, companies must find proactive ways to deal with changing and developing customer demand.

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Reasons Your EMS Development Team Can't Deliver on Time

Sustaining operations demands an enormous effort that leaves you worn out. Unstable external pressures keep you wondering what tomorrow will bring.

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Five Principles of Electronics DFM (Design for Manufacturing)

Design for Manufacturing progression makes sure your end product is cost-effective, easy to produce, and maintains its reliability over time.

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Electronics Supply Chain Update Q2

Q2 electronics supply chain update to give you deeper insight into market pressures affecting PCB assembly manufacturing today.

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Strategic Sourcing Builds Organizational Resilience

Manufacturers must enhance supply chain efficiencies with the right suppliers to mitigate risks, shorten lead times, and increase inventory visibility.

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Accelerated Electronics Product Design Using Cloud Manufacturing

Cloud manufacturing solutions are on the rise, thanks in large part to the rapid adoption of smart technology in industrial settings.

About MacroFab

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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.

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