- More

    • Article image

      Trump’s tariffs will come back to haunt him (21/09/2018)

      As the trade war between the USA and China ramps up, with President Trump continuing to impose tariffs on imported products from China, the EU and others, businesses across all industries are naturally starting to feel nervous about the implications of such a move.

    • Article image

      How do you determine electronic design & component costs before the product is even designed? (20/09/2018)

      Rather like the question, ‘how long is a piece of string?’, this classic chicken and egg question does not have a clear answer. However, it is a conundrum that designers, and the companies they engage with to produce their next great idea, have wrestled with for many years. This piece offers an alternative approach.

    • Article image

      5 steps to more efficient EMS sourcing (12/09/2018)

      Developing efficient sourcing processes in electronics manufacturing services (EMS) is of crucial importance in order to find quality components at economical prices and with low lead times. As this piece highlights, these sourcing processes can be broken down into five key steps...

    • Article image

      Editorial: May you live in interesting times… (03/09/2018)

      As electronic design engineers and/or manufacturers, many of you will be familiar with the world of EMS and CEMs. You may already regularly outsource your manufacturing to a trusted partner. You might occasionally turn to an EMS provider for help, advice and expertise in the design and prototyping phase...

    • Article image

      Board approval: the benefits of PCBA testing (03/09/2018)

      The majority of electronic devices rely on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) – and it is critical that these are properly tested to identify any production or component faults, as this piece explains…

    • Article image

      Standing at the crossroads: make or buy? (03/09/2018)

      What factors should you consider if your business is operating at full capacity and you are contemplating outsourcing work to a contract electronics manufacturer (CEM)? This piece offers its answer...

    • Article image

      Improving farming efficiency with a 21st century gate (12/03/2018)

      Dofygate is a fast-opening, electric gate that requires no external power, available in 2-, 4- or 7-bar versions, with spans of 2 to 6 metres. Solar-powered, it can be operated from a vehicle using a fob, or via a phone app or keypad, and is self-closing. Made from carbon fibre, the gate is strong enough to resist accidental contact from livestock.

    • Article image

      Meeting the challenge of manufacturing in the IoT era (05/03/2018)

      The rate of innovation in the electronics sector is increasingly driven by demand for new solutions, coming from large vertical markets, or often, even single pockets of explosive growth. Today, the IoT drives this growth – but not too long ago, it was mobile telecommunications.

    • Article image

      MRO centre excels in project for high-profile defence customer (24/11/2017)

      Supporting customers throughout the product lifecycle is vital. This means EMS providers not only have to support customers through design and prototyping, manufacture, test and installation, but also through specialist after-sales services, such as MRO.

    • Article image

      Waste not, want not… (14/11/2017)

      Electronics are everywhere: in our homes, our workplaces, our cars and on our person – they have become pervasive throughout our everyday lives. But while electronics manufacturers typically focus on sourcing, they tend to neglect the end stages of the production lifecycle: repair, refurbishment and recycling.

    • Article image

      5 key documents to include in your electromechanical build pack (03/11/2017)

      To accurately produce a quotation for, then manufacture, an electromechanical assembly, your CEM will need many key documents from you. Whilst you may be tempted to send your latest build pack immediately, this piece explains why it’s worth reviewing it in detail first.

    • Article image

      Supporting new product development (02/11/2017)

      SMS hosted a 2017 event celebrating the opening of their dedicated, in-house Product Development Centre. This interview with SMS explains why SMS decided to make such a substantial investment in technology to support the front-end of the product lifecycle – from concept to creation.

    • Article image

      To succeed sooner, fail faster (04/07/2017)

      Newbury Innovation, the design and development division of contract electronic manufacturer (CEM), Newbury Electronics, has extensive experience of helping companies with their product development and electronics design. The company has designed, manufactured and ushered numerous electronic products onto the market and has witnessed both the successful approaches, and the less so, time and again.

    • Article image

      Supply chain partnerships can reduce costly design respins (03/07/2017)

      This article looks at how design engineers can increase productivity, retain flexibility and get to market faster by partnering with an EMS company that can act as a consultant, bringing its deep insight into the supply chain to bear on the design process.

    • Article image

      Dynamic EMS Invests in New Hi-Res Inline Camera LRD Falcon Optical Inspection Equipment (10/03/2017)

      In line with Dynamic EMS’s company strategy for ongoing investment in best practice technology, Dynamic EMS, is pleased to announce the arrival of their new LRD Falcon Optical Inspection System.

    • Article image

      Talk first, design later! (03/03/2017)

      If you’ve developed a new product that has an electronic subassembly, the temptation to quickly design a PCB layout and get it into production is almost irresistible – especially if you have a customer who’s demanding delivery tomorrow… or yesterday! But this approach often turns out to be a case of more haste, less speed – and a lot less profit, says David Dickin, Business Development Director at Prism Electronics.

    • Article image

      Materialise enhances 3D printing options at the MTC (02/03/2017)

      Materialise is bolstering the Additive Manufacturing (AM) offering at the Coventry Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

    • Article image

      Sponsorship for Bath University's Zero Emissions Motorcycle team (22/02/2017)

      Newbury Innovation has agreed to sponsor the 2016-17 Bath Zero Emissions Motorcycle team.

    • Article image

      Free comprehensive 3D-MID design software. (22/02/2017)

      Beta LAYOUT is offering the company’s latest TARGET 3001! V18 PCB-POOL edition design software for free.

    • Article image

      Making the move from machine monitoring to SMART manufacturing (06/01/2017)

      It is hard to open an Industry newsletter or visit an equipment manufacturer’s website without coming across a mention of the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, SMART Manufacturing or ‘big data’.