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Developing the Engineer of the Future


Metal Core PCB vs Standard Circuit Boards


Improving the Accuracy of Your PCB Quote


How To Select PCB Core Materials


PCB Laminate Material FAQs


5 Whys Root Cause Analysis Starts with a Problem Statement


What Should You Know About Vendor Outsourcing?


How Added Electronics Improve Your Cable Assembly Design


Flex PCB Stackup Documentation


Flex PCB EMI Shielding Methods and Materials


Benefits to Utilizing an Inventory Management System


Why Pre-Bake Flex PCB Prior To Assembly?


Common Flex Circuit Technical Issues That Delay Quick Turn Orders


Combining PCB Surface Finishes on External PCB Layers


Cable Assembly Design For Shielding From EMI and RFI


Interpreting RF PCB Laminate Material Data Sheets


Creating Low Pass High Pass Band Stop Filter Designs


Electronics Packaging Requires Experience and Investment


Achieve Very Broad Bandwidth With High Pass/Low Pass Series Elements


Urban Legends of PCB Processes: ENIG Black Pad


Impacts of Manufacturing Tolerance on Filter Performance and Yields


Manufacturing Issues with RF Circuit Boards


Finding New Battery Suppliers Without Losing Your Battery Design


Battery Pack Manufacturing Tooling Cost Breakdown


Custom Battery Pack Potting Process


Epec's Battery Assembly and Test Procedures


Securing Shipments During Peak Season


Proper Charging For Shipping Lithium Ion Batteries


PCB Conformal Coating With Battery Packs


The Right Way to Keep Costs Down For High Reliability HMI Devices


Minimizing Risk in Your Electronics Supply Chain


Why Proper Cell Balancing is Necessary In Battery Packs


Limits And Features of Custom Battery Packs


Suspended Substrate Stripline vs Lumped Element RF Filters


How to Create an RF Diplexer Design


The PCB Jump Scoring Process


Outline of Circuit Board Blind Vias Process Costs


Planning U.S. Product Delivery Around The Chinese Holiday Schedule


Microwave Filter Design For High-Reliability Applications


PCB Design Considerations for Tight Spacing


Innovative HMI Technology and Design Advancements


Outsourcing PCB Layout and Design to Reduce Costs and Time to Market


Developing Your Manufacturing Talent


7 Advantages of Using a Full Service HMI Supplier


Stop Sending Supplier Surveys


Best Practices for PCB Layout Manufacturing


Using SMART Human-Machine Interfaces to Improve User Experience


Why Pantone Colors Are Important for User Interface Assemblies


Poor PCB Silkscreen Legibility Issues


Making Your SMART User Interface Design Weatherproof


How Supplier Logistics Affect Your Products


Smart HMI Design To Production Timeline


5 Questions To Ask Your Flex Circuit Supplier


What It Takes to Manufacture Flexible PCBs


Providing Manufacturing Solutions Beyond Our Products


The Purpose of a Flex Circuit Stiffener


3 Key Requirements for Your Offshore Rigid-Flex PCB Manufacturer


IPC PCB Design Standards Violations in Rigid-Flex PCBs


Why Flex and Rigid-Flex PCB Tooling Costs More than Rigid PCBs


RMA Process and Root Cause Analysis in Manufacturing


Why Use A Jacketed Cable In Your Assembly?


How Quick Turn PCB Days Are Counted


Cable Assembly Sterilization Techniques for Medical Devices


Why Is Lead Free HASL Finish A Hassle?


Napkin Sketch to Production Ready Cable Assemblies


Keep Your Cable Design When Switching Cable Assembly Manufacturers


Changing Landscape for Industrial and Medical Battery Suppliers


Why Freight Supplier Management Is Key To Business Growth


Environmentally Safe Methods to Protect Cables from Rodent Damage


How Your Organization Can Improve - The Epec A3 Process


Importance of an ISO Certification For Manufacturers


Creating Standard PCB Fabrication Notes


Assessing Long-Term Health Of Your US PCB Manufacturer


Understanding An IPC 4101 Slash Sheet


Latest Changes In Lithium Battery Regulations


How to Ensure Your Quick Turn PCB Will Not Be Delayed


How to Minimize Risk When Your PCB Manufacturing Factory Closes


RoHS Compliance Standards Beyond High Tg PCB


Understanding Bow and Twist of Printed Circuit Boards


Testing Battery Packs Before Assembly


Overmolded Cable Assemblies: Tactile Design Considerations


Flex Circuit Polyimide Coverlay & Solder Mask Considerations


Advancements in Medical Device User Interface Assembly Materials


At Epec, Printed Circuit Boards Are In Our Blood


Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing: Then and Now


Guide to Ribbon Cable Assemblies


Rigid-Flex PCB Gerber Layout Requirements


Lowering OEM Risk With Vendor Consolidation


3 Benefits Of Lower Costs For HMI Manufacturers


Questions Regarding Regulation Changes for Lithium Batteries


Incoming Inspection of Printed Circuit Boards


Epec PCB Engineering Support: Around The Clock Commitment


Substituting Cable Connectors In Cable Assemblies


Common Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB Constructions


Custom User Interfaces Vs Programmable Logic Controllers


High Tech PCB Manufacturers: Advantages of a Mid-Sized Operation


PCB Design For Manufacturability Analysis: Beyond DRC


What It Really Means To Have a Dedicated Account Manager


Cable Assemblies Flammability Test


Improving Membrane Switch Design For Harsh Environments


Lithium Battery Air Shipping Regulation Changes


Why Shielded Cables Are Used To Improve Cable Design


Flex & Rigid-Flex Bend Capabilities


Battery Management & Logistics Monitoring


Managing Quality with Asian PCB Manufacturers


Improving Abrasion Resistance for Silicone Rubber Keypads


Cable Assembly Cost Saving Suggestions


Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB Concept & Mechanical Designs


Battery Charging and Discharging at High and Low Temperatures


PCB Cleanliness Attention to Details


What Kind of User Interface is Your Best Option?


6-8 Layer PCB Online Quoting Made Easy


A Different Kind of Investment


Manufacturing Skill Development at Epec Never Stops


Custom Battery Pack Lead Times


The Future Of Manufacturing: Six Changes In The Next Five Years


Cable Assemblies Testing After Manufacturing


Controlling PCB Costs: Part 2


Epec Donates to American Heart Association in Support of Employee


Controlling PCB Costs: Part 1


Packaging For User Interface Assemblies


Proper Battery Pack and Battery Pack Charger Matching


Engineering From A Woman's Perspective


Matte Finish vs Gloss Finish In PCB Solder Mask Design


Dealing With Cable Assembly Obsolescence


Why Disaster Recovery Planning Is Important For Any Business


Adhesive & Adhesiveless Polyimide Flex Core Material Types


Investment in Empowering Employees for Success


User Interface Functional Test Schemes


Lithium Battery Storage


Why Complex Wire Harnesses Cannot Be Fully Automated


V Score of Printed Circuit Boards in Arrays


Becoming a Hybrid Supplier in the Electronics Industry


The Use of Strain Relief with Rigid-Flex Printed Circuit Boards


How To Select Your Battery Pack Cell Type


What the TTM Viasystems Merger Means For the PCB Industry


PCB Fabrication Data File Requirements


What Is Cable Pre-Molding?


What Is The Minimum Pitch You Can Wave Solder a PCB?


What Is The Recommended Copper Weight For A Flex PCB?


What Causes Circuit Board Blow Hole Defects?


Why Should You Fill or Plug A Circuit Board Via?


What is the Difference Between a Stranded Cable and Solid Cable?


Can A Membrane Switch Keypad Be Waterproof?


Why Bake OSP Circuit Boards Before Use?


What is the Shelf Life of Rechargeable NiMH Batteries?


What is a Flexible Circuit Coverlay?


Why Use A PCB Membrane Switch Combination?


How A Battery Pack Fuel Gauge Impacts Cost


Why Is Via Tenting Required On A PCB?


What Is The Smallest Bend Radius Of A Membrane Switch Tail?


How to Select Proper PCB Copper Thickness


What Is An Overmolded Cable Assembly?


What Causes Pad Lifting On Printed Circuit Boards?


Battery Pack Development Timeline: Concept Through Production


Preventing Switch Bounce in Low-profile Keypad Assemblies


Why You Should Use Flex Circuits in Your Application


Common PCB Fabrication Problems: Plating Voids


Selecting the Most Capable Supplier: Quality Management


Selecting the Most Capable Supplier: Future Organizational Growth


Proper Handling of Immersion PCB Surface Finishes

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