The U.S. manufacturing index hit its highest mark in almost three years this past June, driven by increased production demand. As contract manufacturers continue to see an increase in orders, OEM’s are experiencing the benefits of working with a domestic manufacturing partner.
We’ve helped some of our customers readjust to domestic production and transition back to working with a local partner. We call this our “On-Shoring” model.
While there are numerous benefits to On-Shoring, here are a few of most prominent ones:
Design for Manufacturing is a critical step in any PCBA or Electromechanical project. Outcomes vary depending on the complexity of the build but often times our customers experience increases in quality yields and component cost savings. To understand how customers, realize these benefits it’s important to understand what DFM is and how we conduct it here at VR Industries.
With component sizes shrinking and board complexity rising, maintaining a quality standard is challenging. Luckily, the systems responsible for identifying quality defects have also undergone technological advancements. As a contract manufacturer, we have to identify trends early and adopt the technologies that create value for us and ultimately our customers. Here are three quality processes we offer that help deliver great products to you.
It is only a matter of years before flexible health care technology saturates modern medicine. As paper record keeping gives way to electronic information management systems built on a network of connected assets, patients stand to gain truly "round-the-clock" care from their medical providers in the form of wearable sensors made from rigid-flex and flexible printed circuit boards.
One weak link in a supply chain can cripple business, regardless of industry, products or economic standing. Yesterday's successes are no guarantee for tomorrow, so original equipment manufacturers must put in the time to ensure hangups between them and their suppliers are dealt with quickly and completely before they upend operations.
Money isn't everything in PCB production and assembly, but you wouldn't know it looking at the behavior of many electronics manufacturers. Although large-scale production can somewhat escape blame due to the sheer size of their orders, small-to-medium-sized demands from startups and SMBs regularly turn down reasonably priced box builds for the cheapest option around.
Manufacturers hoping to court military and defense decision-makers ought to tailor their products around what the armed forces hopes for the future. After all, the customer's always right - especially when the customer wears fatigues.
The fourth industrial revolution is coming - will electronics manufacturers be ready?
Inspections, as they pertain to quality assurance in printed circuit board manufacture and assembly, are a double-edged sword for electronics providers. On the one hand, a thorough vetting of components and connections makes for a reliable, functional product with a long life cycle. Detailed inspections, however, obviously take time, which could lengthen PCBA lead times on prototypes or new goods.