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Epec's Blog | Electronics Manufacturing Solutions


Three Options to Adding a Cable to a Rigid PCB Front Panel HMI


PCB Cost Drivers: Simplify for Lower Circuit Board Cost


How to Effectively Manage High Technology Quick-Turn PCBs


Adding a Standard Stack-up to Your PCB Documentation


Standard Materials and Components in Battery Pack Manufacturing


PCB Tolerances for Routing, Drilling, and Chemical Plating


Do You Really Need Lithium or Will Nickel Metal Hydride Suffice - Q&A


Challenges of Changing Battery Suppliers on an Existing Design


Flex Circuit Design Guidelines for High-Current Applications


Developing a Custom Battery Pack with Limited Information


Using Flex Heaters with Electronics Operating in Extreme Temperatures


5 Methods to Improve Battery Pack Time to Market


Tips to Reduce Non-Recurring Costs for Custom Medical Cables


Peak Season Shipping 2.0 or the New Normal


Components Used in Battery Pack Manufacturing


How PCB Design Choices Affect the Cost from Your PCB Fabricator - Q&A


Understanding Battery Pack NREs, Certifications, and Logistics


Limitations of Inductive Charging


Incorporating Transparent Capacitive Touch Switches


Printed Circuit Board for RF/Microwave Applications: Laminate Trends


What to Know Before Shipping Lithium Batteries


What Are Gerber Files and What Are They Used For?


Minimum Flexible PCB Specifications Needed for an Accurate Quote


5 Tips to Operate LCD Displays in Cold Environments


Common Prototype vs. Production Failures in Flexible Circuit Boards


Using Rigid-Flex PCBs to Improve Design Reliability - Q&A


UL Cable Harness Design: Low-Risk Wire Options


Flex Circuit Design Challenges: Electrical vs. Mechanical


Battery Charging: What to Know to Successfully Charge Your Batteries


EMI and RF Shielding Options for Flexible Circuits


Top 10 Applications for Flexible Heaters


Challenges in Dynamic Flexible Circuit Board Design


Advanced and Non-Standard PCB Manufacturing Capabilities


Differences Between Coverlay and Flexible Solder Mask


Three Trends in Electronics Hardware Development


Advantages of Developing Effective Inventory Management


How EC Technology Can Save Data Operators 20 Percent in Energy Costs


Managing The Development Of Your Overmolded Cable - Q&A


Understanding Your Custom Cable Assembly Testing Requirements


Five Tips When Substituting Cable Assembly Connectors


The Many Layers of HMIs and What They Do


Cable Assembly Conductor Options 101


What You Need To Know Before High-Volume Cable Production


The Impact of Measurement Units on Your Cable Assembly


Design Factors for Lithium Batteries Used in Portable Devices: Q&A


Avoiding Challenges During Peak Season Shipping


Applying Artwork In Overmolded Cables


Guide to Shipping Lithium Batteries


Lithium Iron Phosphate Vs. Lithium-Ion: Differences and Advantages


Extending Battery Pack Life Through Proper Care


Backup Battery Systems: Ensuring Power to Systems During Outages


Custom Battery Pack Cost Drivers


The Design Process For Manufacturing And The 80-20 Rule


Battery End Of Life Vs. State Of Charge


Lithium Batteries: Cylindrical Versus Prismatic


DFM For Your Quick-Turn PCB Order


Match Your High-Tech PCB Design To Your Suppliers Capabilities: Q&A


Using Wire-To-Board PCB-Mounted Connectors In Your Cable Assembly


Technical Writing for Engineers


A PCB Trick for Vias and Impedance Traces


Balancing Layers in Your PCB Layout


How to Specify Your PCB Controlled Impedance Requirements


5 Guidelines When Designing Parts For 3D Printing


Printed Circuit Board Design Trends


PCB Layout Quote: A Guide to Required Items


What Are RoHS and REACH and What Do They Mean?


Challenges When Using Flexible Silicone and Kapton® Heaters


Root Cause Analysis Through the Five Why Method – Part 2


Flexible Heater Elements: Differences and Advantages


Flexible Heater Types: Which to Use for Your Application?


Various Stiffener Materials for Flexible Circuit Boards


Flexible Circuit Board Material Selection


Root Cause Analysis Through the Five Why Method - Part 1


Design Comparison: Flex Circuit with Stiffeners vs. Rigid-Flex PCB


Integrating Flex with Rigid PCB to Improve Design


Understanding the Actuation Force of Your Keypad


How to Specify Stiffener Requirements in Flex PCB Design Drawings


Differences of Via in Pad Technology in Flex Circuits vs Rigid PCBs


Overview of the Shielded Cable Process


Defining Standard Wire Jacket Colors in Cables


The Many Variations and Uses of Keypads


Consider the Cable: How to Improve Product Design with Big Picture Planning


Substituting Cable Connectors to Match Form, Fit, and Function


Radiated Emissions Testing For Cable Assemblies


What is a PCB Netlist and Why do You Need It?


Differential Paired Cables And When To Use Them


Overcoming Tariffs By Strengthening Manufacturing Infrastructure


Challenges of Battery Powered Portable Devices


Manufacturing Planning for U.S. and China Holiday Seasons


ENEPIG Benefits for Gold Wire Bonding


What You Should Know About Discrete Wire


What is Heat Shrink Tubing and How is it Used?


PCB Array Cost Saving Suggestions


How to Manage PCB Design Cost Adders


Guide to Using Different Types of Gold in PCB


Custom Cable Assembly Manufacturing During the Holiday Season


Celebrating An Epec 2018 MFG Day


Common PCB Scoring Guidelines to Follow


Top 3 Reasons Why Battery Pack Development Gets Delayed


What Makes a Smart Battery Pack...Smart?


Why Should You Use Alkaline Batteries in Your Application?


Custom Cable Assemblies: Cost-Effective Manufacturing


Printed Circuit Board Solderability Issues


How-to Guide For Capacitive Touch Switches [Video]


What are Non-Conformances and How do PCB Manufacturers Fix Them?


How the United States - China Trade Tariffs Impact the PCB Industry


Capacitive Touch HMI Overlay and Materials


Firmware Development Basics For SMART HMIs


How IoT in Manufacturing Improves Customer and User Efficiency


Why Is A Supplier Quality Manual Still Needed?


How To Design PCBs - Engineering Advice on Details


PCB Vias - Everything You Need To Know


What is the Standard PCB Manufacturing Process?


Importance of Supplier Process Stability in Electronics Manufacturing


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 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


PCB Layout Manufacturing Best Practices


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


PCB Manufacturing is in Our DNA at Epec


Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing: Then and Now


Guide to Ribbon Cable Assemblies

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