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What Is Conformal Coating?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | March 24, 2021

Technology’s evolution has resulted in electronics being exposed to a range of unique environments. As a result, sensitive components and connections can be exposed to environmental hazards such as extreme temperatures, moisture, corrosion and dust. Any of these environmental conditions harm the components’ integrity and functionality. For this reason, manufacturers employ protective measures to secure…

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What Is an ISO 9001 Certification?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | August 24, 2020

When you begin your hunt for a contract manufacturer, you may notice that some advertise ISO 9001 certification. While not exclusive to manufacturing, this certification is often coveted within the industry for a host of reasons. As the most basic level, ISO 9001 is a set of standards for an organization’s Quality Management System. Checking…

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X-Ray PCB Inspection

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | June 17, 2020

X-Ray PCB Inspection X-ray inspection technology, also referred to as automated x-ray inspection, is a technology that can find hidden features within a target object. From the medical industry to aerospace manufacturing, x-ray inspection is a widely used method to identify manufacturing errors. It is especially prevalent in PCB inspection, as x-rays are an excellent…

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What Is the Difference Between PCBA and PCB?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | March 27, 2020

What Is the Difference Between PCBA and PCB? Printed circuit board (PCB) and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) are both important terms in the electronics industry. Some people use them interchangeably, but they are actually two distinct things. The main difference between these two terms is that PCB refers to a blank circuitry board, while…

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What Are LED PCBs?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | March 27, 2020

What Are LED PCBs? Light-emitting diodes, more commonly called LEDs, are an increasingly popular technology for lighting across various industries. LEDs are a type of solid-state lighting that converts electricity into light using a semiconductor. Compared to traditional light bulbs, they reduce energy use by as much as 80% and last up to 25 times longer. They also offer…

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What Is Turnkey PCB Assembly?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | February 27, 2020

What Is Turnkey PCB Assembly? When the most innovative small businesses and startups need to make use of printed circuit boards (PCBs), they often find that, when it comes to assembling those PCBs, they face certain challenges, like the need to carry a large inventory and have an in-house team to create it. Turnkey PCB…

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What is a manufacturing engineer?

What Does A Manufacturing Engineer Do?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | June 19, 2019

Do you like to build things, seek out innovative solutions, oversee teams and design efficient work processes? Do you want to know that your work is improving people’s lives or solving real-world problems? If so, pursuing a career as a manufacturing engineer may be the perfect fit for you and your lifestyle. You may be…

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pcb inspection techniques and technologies

Why Do PCBs Need to Be Inspected?

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | April 15, 2019

No matter what kind of printed circuit boards you’re building or what type of device they’re being used for, your PCBs need to function correctly. These boards are key to the performance of many products, and malfunctions can have serious consequences. Inspecting PCBs throughout the design, manufacturing and assembly processes is crucial to assuring that…

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Top 10 PCB applications

Top 10 Applications for PCBs

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | October 22, 2018

Top 10 Applications for PCBs Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are key components of electronic components. Most people use them every day without even thinking about it, and they are critical to a wide variety of industries. There are a massive number of applications for PCBs, but we’ll cover 10 of the most common printed…

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Surface Mounting Technology vs Thru Hole Manufacturing

SMT vs. Thru-Hole Manufacturing

By Electronic Manufacturing Services Group | September 28, 2018

SMT vs. Thru-Hole Manufacturing Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are at the heart of nearly all of today’s electronics, and they support and electrically connect the electronic components that are needed to make an electronic device function. Manufacturing a printed circuit board is an involved process with many steps that vary from project to project.…

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