The Rise of AI in PCB Manufacturing

The last decade has seen artificial intelligence (AI) emerge from what was once a futuristic concept to a genuinely applicable and effective technology. On the big screen, we’ve often seen AI in the form of killer robots or armies of autonomous machines turning against their owners. But in reality, the technology is being used across [...]

2019-10-30T13:42:44+00:00 October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Electronics in MedTech: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Throughout recent times, the medical industry has seen an explosion of innovative technologies which are reshaping many aspects of health and medicine. From AI-based monitors to implantable devices, medical technology (or “MedTech” as it is often known) has seen a significant volume of patent applications over the past 20 years or so. The industry shows [...]

2019-10-18T11:42:36+00:00 October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

AR: What Does It Mean for Electronics?

Unlike virtual reality which immerses users in an imagined environment, augmented reality (AR) brings elements of digital into the real world — thus enhancing the things we see, hear and feel. Although not as exciting as virtual reality, AR is growing rapidly in popularity as much of the technology proves to be genuinely useful in [...]

2019-09-16T15:44:27+00:00 September 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 throughout [...]

2019-11-06T17:20:29+00:00 September 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Complete Box Build Assembly Service

Sometimes referred to as ‘system integration’, a box build is the process of assembling a single printed circuit board (PCB) or various PCBs, along with all the connected wiring and cables, into an enclosure to create a complete ‘boxed product’. This enclosure could be made of various materials including steel, aluminium, brass, wood, plastic and [...]

2019-08-13T11:18:18+00:00 August 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019-11-06T17:20:06+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2019-09-02T10:49:47+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Uncategorized|

Comprehensive Electronics Manufacturing Services

We are proud to announce that EC Electronics was recently selected as Industrial Process News’ Electronics Manufacturer of the Month! This was due to our unrivalled expertise in the manufacture and supply of electronics-based products for OEMs and product innovators worldwide. Established in 1984 by John Simmonds, EC Electronics has seen exponential growth over the [...]

2019-09-02T10:50:50+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sustainability in electronics manufacturing

According to the UN, globally, the population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion in 2050. With global electronic waste hitting 50 tonnes per annum, population rises mean further urbanisation and increasing affluence in developing and developed nations. As we gather more ‘stuff’ the question becomes is it our problem or someone else’s? With 80% [...]

2018-09-25T14:15:57+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Advances in pharmaceutical electronics

Devices which assist the dispensing of pharmaceutical products serve two purposes: to reduce errors in medical prescribing and address unused or unnecessary medicine waste. Medtech machines which identify which drugs are connected with which patient, and autodispense the correct medication and in the right dosage for specific needs are paving the way to reducing prescription [...]

2018-09-25T13:46:21+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|