Your In-depth Guide to Reducing Electronics Manufacturing Waste

April 24, 2017 | Danielle Olivier, JJS Manufacturing

Waste is a common problem within the electronics manufacturing industry. Whether large volumes of faulty smartphones need recalling or small batches of complex PCB assemblies need reworking, waste can be time consuming and costly to rectify. This article discusses principles such as DMAIC, Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing to help you implement strategies to minimize your waste output.

Achieving Successful Flex Circuit Assemblies

April 21, 2017 | Stephen Las Marias, I-Connect007

In this article, Yousef Heidari, vice president of engineering at EMS firm SigmaTron International, talks about the varying challenges in flex-circuit assembly. Chief among these are the solder paste printing process, especially for designs that have multiple areas with fine-pitch components, as well as the subsequent handling of the assembly before final product integration.


One World, One Industry: 100 Days In—President Trump and a Better Manufacturing Policy

April 19, 2017 | John Mitchell, IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries

To truly increase the number of American manufacturing jobs, President Trump should support increased investment in research and development for advanced manufacturing, promote and fund STEM education in primary and secondary schools,...

The storage of moisture-sensitive electronic components and materials is problematic, and manufacturers with long term storage requirements face additional obstacles. Requirements for long-term storage are increasing. This article...

It’s Only Common Sense: Let’s Talk Leadership

April 10, 2017 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Do you ever sit back and wonder what kind of leader you are? Are the people who work for you inspired by you or do they work for you because you are the only game in town? Would they stay with you if a similar company opened across...

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