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The November 2017 issue of SMT Magazine is available now. For this edition, we looked at the different challenges PCB assemblers face when dealing with HDI boards, and strategies to address them. One of the things we found out is that communication between the assemblers and designers right from the very start will help improve the manufacturing process.
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Richard Barratt, JJS Manufacturing
The high degree of automation within the SMT methodology offers a variety of advantages, from automatic correction of errors, to simpler and faster assembly, better mechanical performance, increased production rates and reduced labor costs. In this first in a series of articles exploring SMT assembly, we highlight the specific attributes, and the vital importance, of the solder paste printing process for your NPI.
Stephanie Weaver, Zentech Manufacturing Inc.
Differentiating between the best contract electronics manufacturing providers and those that are sub-par can initially seem tricky. In order to help you make the best and most educated decision possible, here are nine essentials to look for when hiring an electronics manufacturing service.
Patty Rasmussen, East West Manufacturing
Small-to-medium sized companies shouldn't assume that Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or Industrial Internet) is for the 'big boys' only. Innovations coming out of the IIoT have the potential to significantly level the playing field among companies of all sizes.