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Epec's Blog | Electronics Manufacturing Solutions

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

Rigid-Flex PCB Gerber Layout Requirements

Lowering OEM Risk With Vendor Consolidation

3 Benefits Of Lower Costs For HMI Manufacturers

Regulation Changes Q&A for Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers

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?

PCB Wave Soldering And Minimum Pitch Distance

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 ENIG and Immersion PCB Surface Finishes

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