Electronic manufacturing and design: news and opinion
We live in a connected world.The Internet of Things (IoT), the ubiquity of data and the Fourth Industrial Revolution deliver gains in productivity and efficiency through connections across the manufacturing sector.Yet the same connections that strengthen...read more
We recently outlined the evolution of the PCB after it emerged to replace point to point connections on a chassis in the years following World War II.Here we’d like to trace the key moments in recent years that our brief history did not allow us space...read more
The potential uses for 3D printing were widely misunderstood when it first appeared on the scene. Tech pundits and futurologists joined forces to proclaim that 3D print would usher in a consumer revolution, as individuals took control of the means of...read more
“If by some miracle some prophet could describe the future exactly as it was going to take place, his predictions would sound so absurd, so far-fetched that everyone would laugh him to scorn.” Arthur C. Clarke, author, speaking in 1964 Science...read more
As PCBs increasingly shrink in size, their capabilities, power and importance continue to grow.Space travel, the consumer electronics boom and many ground-breaking (and life-saving) medical devices are quite simply unimaginable without the humble PCB.The...read more
How to frontload the manufacturing process for NPIs – and avoid a lot of heavy lifting laterJohn Johnston, NPI Director, ChemigraphicLet’s be blunt: DfM (Design for Manufacture) is not something you can bolt-on after the fact.It simply has to be there from...read more
They say that from small acorns mighty oak trees grow.In electronics it’s on blank PCB boards that the grandest of designs are etched – and components mounted – to create the mightiest of devices.In this review, we’re going to talk you through the options...read more
Why your EMS partner is your best friend for extreme environmentsJohn Johnson, NPI Director, ChemigraphicWe all rely on electronic productsImagine your life without your smartphone and you’ll realise just how much we all depend on our electronic products...read more
John Johnston, NPI Director, ChemigraphicPower management devices are now being used in unexpected places thanks to emerging sectors such as Electric Vehicles (EVs), creating new challenges and opportunities for the supply chain.In the past, the power...read more
Box-building is typically used to paraphrase the challenging stage of bringing together the many components within a single, ready-to-go product. This idea of simply connecting up various elements to create a box of tricks remains one of the EMS industry’s...read more
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