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    Offshoring to China can be more expensive than building in the United States. Using objective 3rd party databases and...

    One of the most important ways to prevent PCB defects is controlling factory environmental conditions. If the...

    A BOM scrub is the act of scanning a Bill-of-Materials (BOM) to resolve any inconsistencies, errors, or potential risks...

    When procuring components, it’s important to pay attention to packaging type. Most component distributors offer the same...

    A solder sample is non-usable board that represents a usable PCB during test processes. It can be used to test virtually...

    When a PCB is thin, small, oddly shaped, or requires SMT components near its edges, chances are these kinds of boards...

    For mid-size EMS providers, costs of rework can add up quickly. By some estimates, rework alone could result in tens of...

    Atmospheric moisture absorbed into surface mount packages can expand when exposed to the intense heat of solder reflow...

    Over 50% of PCB assembly solder joint defects can be traced back to improper or sub-optimal solder paste printing. While...