Electronic manufacturing and design: news and opinion
Unmanned vehicles are in the news again Just before Christmas 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled at Gatwick Airport following reports of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – or drones as they are better known – being repeatedly sighted near the...read more
Chris Wootton, CEO, Chemigraphic Times are changing for the UK and its place in manufacturing, globally. Whilst it is unclear what the exact nature and repercussions of Brexit will be, it’s clear that OEMs and the EMS industry as a whole is taking urgent...read more
Apple’s announcement in November 2018 that is was to cease the reporting of iPhone sales volumes really worried investors. A flattening of sales, combined with doubts over Apple’s projected innovation, impacted on its stock price. Around the same time,...read more
Every product we own, desire or leave on the shelf has its own story. From being a mere twinkle in its designer’s eye to the sad day when its parts are being recycled for newer, more exciting models, there is always a myriad of processes and considerations...read more
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
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