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July 28, 2021 

Fresh PCB Concepts: Auditing a Factory—When Everyone Wins in the PCB Supply Chain

Mike Marshall, NCAB Group

One of the most important activities when it comes to maintaining the best quality of PCBs is to be constantly evaluating partner factories. An important tool for this process is auditing those factories on a consistent basis. This includes its processes, procedures, working instructions, and checking upon how well the factory has understood and implemented demands to produce quality, reliable PCBs. If a deviation is found, allow the factory to take the proper steps to improve. When the factory responds, develops better processes and pushes the bar a little higher each time, that’s when we’re in a situation where we all benefit... More >

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The Meaning of (PCB) Life

Bob Neves, Microtek China

New products, new designs, but still the age-old question persists, “How long will it live and what will its quality of life be?” Assembled printed circuit boards (PCBAs) are a complex system of materials, components, and interconnections that all need to work as intended for the product to reliably operate during its expected life... More >


Are you making the most of your inspection data? - For companies looking to succeed in Industry 4.0--and even beyond, as we drive toward manufacturing autonomy—you will need solutions that can combine domain expertise in optical inspection (vision and software) with the ability to connect to larger systems and contribute to process improvement utilizing tools like artificial intelligence. Readers of The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to SMT Inspection: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond will learn how data-driven analytics can be used to overcome production challenges and enable a smarter factory. Download this latest book in the peer-reviewed I-007eBook series.

Dan’s Biz Bookshelf: Blue Ocean Classics

Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

“Blue Ocean” strategies are all about changing the game. The premise is that we all swim in red oceans doing everything the same as one another as if it were not permissible to do anything different. Blue Ocean strategies are game changers. Think Uber, GoPro, Airbnb, or SpaceX. In simple terms, Blue Ocean strategies are ways creative people find to change the entire marketplace they are in... More >


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