Industrial standards: choosing the right manufacturer for your next project

There are lots of reasons why, as an OEM, you might choose to outsource your electronics manufacturing. Perhaps you don’t have the necessary capabilities in house, or the money required for upfront investments in equipment. Or maybe you need help speeding up your time to market. However, electronics manufacturing is a complicated process. Any decision [...]

2020-02-13T09:27:50+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services|

How Electronics Manufacturing Changed Christmas

There once was a time when Christmas was hardly celebrated. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that it became an annual tradition celebrated around the world. But have you ever wondered who invented Christmas lights? Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, created the very first strand of electric lights. [...]

2020-03-02T11:45:53+00:00 December 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology|

The Benefits of Custom Cable Assemblies

A cable assembly is a group of cables of varying constructions, sizes, lengths and colours arranged into a single unit. Pre-terminated cable assemblies are widely used by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to make installation quicker and easier when mass producing kit. Whilst standard cables may work in many instances when dealing with specific or complex [...]

2020-02-26T15:08:22+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Manufacturing Services|

The Role of PCBs in Everyday Life

  Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are now an integral part of everyday life across a variety of different industries — from medical and automotive to telecommunications and consumer electronics. But how did we get to this point? Like many other great inventions, the PCB that we know today was built on a foundation of advancements [...]

2020-03-02T11:51:20+00:00 September 5th, 2019|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Break Point: Technology in Sport

It’s that time of year again when Henman Hill is filled with swathes of fans, Pimm’s, strawberries and cream: Wimbledon is upon us once more! Now streamed in more corners of the world than ever before thanks to advancements in technology, the annual tennis competition has opened up discussions about how technology has and is [...]

2019-07-19T13:50:19+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|

A Partner with a Plan: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Choosing an electronics manufacturing services partner is never a straightforward decision. There are a number of different factors to consider first with cost, quality, location and the reputation of the partner all coming into play. But an often-overlooked factor is their Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) – which should provide a clear vision of how the [...]

2020-03-02T11:54:13+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Product Realisation: Turning Ideas into Reality

Every great product has to start somewhere: but how do you turn the bare bones of an idea into a tangible creation? Entrepreneurs and businesses frequently come up with fantastic ideas but don’t always know what to do with them. They’ve done the research, so they know there’s a market for it. They may even [...]

2020-03-02T11:55:20+00:00 June 17th, 2019|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

Is it time to outsource your manufacturing projects?

Contract manufacturing is a form of outsourcing whereby a business enters into an arrangement or formal agreement with a manufacturing firm for parts, products or components. Typically, the work is transferred to an external supplier because they are better equipped to complete it – either due to their advanced skillset or resources. There are several [...]

2020-03-02T11:52:55+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019-04-30T10:23:39+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|