Choosing a Manufacturer: Local or Overseas?

When you’re looking to design, develop and potentially mass produce your product(s), there are a number of important factors to consider. One crucial decision to make is where the product is manufactured. For some businesses, it may be preferable to use a manufacturer closer to home – while others might get more for their money [...]

2019-04-15T10:36:40+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Manufacturing Services|

The Advantage of Prototyping Cable Assembly

In our experience there are many engineers who design cable assemblies without prototyping them first. While they will spend a lot of time designing the assembly and specifying components, the practicalities of manufacturing cable assembly are not always explored. By prototyping cable assembly before it goes to manufacture, you can avoid many common issues further [...]

2019-04-03T09:18:52+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Manufacturing Services|

Managing Electronics Projects on Demand

Short timescales and high production values do not always go hand in hand. Many electronics manufacturing projects are months in the planning to ensure that products are delivered on time and to the highest quality standards. But if you have an ad hoc project that needs to be delivered fast, you don’t have to compromise [...]

2019-01-04T12:53:30+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Manufacturing Services|

EC’s new facilities and how to utilise us!

You may have read recently about our investment programme and how EC Electronics has invested in new machinery, premises and service improvements. While these developments are good for our business – increasing our capacity and improving our bottom line – they are also good for our existing and new customers. Here we explain why. New [...]

2018-11-20T10:58:15+00:00 November 20th, 2018|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

How will PCB affect the future of technology?

The future of technology holds limitless possibilities; at EC we are looking to contribute to the future of technology with innovate, forward thinking. To thrive in the future, it’s important to understand the past.   Where did the PCB journey start? A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and connects electronic components using conductive tracks, [...]

2019-03-26T16:39:05+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Manufacturing Services|

5 things to consider when designing for manufacturability

Every great electronic product starts with an idea. If young Robert Lucky had been too shy to share his idea for an adaptive equalizer in 1961, we would not have modems. If Lucky hadn’t gone on to brief a manufacturer with his design, we wouldn’t have personal computers. A great electronics idea can change the [...]

2019-02-04T15:58:30+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Manufacturing Services|

The best manufacturing processes

Manufacturing is one of the major drivers of our economy and to thrive in competitive markets, implementing the best manufacturing processes is essential.   How can electronics manufacturers guarantee quality? The electronics manufacturing services industry relies upon sourcing components from all over the world. With that, comes a perception that parts sourced from overseas suppliers [...]

2019-02-04T15:57:37+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Manufacturing Services|

PCBs, How Small Can You Go?

Over the years our PCB Assembly team have seen many changes to this essential component in electronic products. Most noticeably PCBs are getting smaller and smaller, which is a key factor in the innovation of the electronics industry. Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) can now be just a few millimetres square and this micro-technology is what’s [...]

2019-03-26T16:40:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Manufacturing Services|

What Is Product Realisation?

Product Realisation is the turnkey solution of taking an idea and allowing it to reach its potential by bringing the product to market. Ultimately, this solution can help roll your product off the production line and ship it to customers. Many innovative ideas never get off the starting blocks because their creators struggle to get [...]

2017-12-12T16:43:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Manufacturing Services|