The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing just about everything you can think of from how we shop, drive, communicate, not to mention how we do business. What Does IOT Mean? Simply put, devices communicate with each other via the internet. From security systems in our homes to connected manufacturing factory floors, the IoT is  The post IOT and Its Effects on Manufacturing appeared first on ACDI.
December is an excellent time to reflect on the work of the previous year and commit to being even better in the upcoming year. This has been an important year for ACDi and the projects we‘ve worked on reflect our passion, our mission, and our values. What we do day-in and day-out has a lasting,  The post A Look to the Past, A Look to the Future of ACDi appeared first on ACDI.
The terms Cable Assemblies and Wiring Harnesses are sometimes used interchangeably, mainly because they serve the same electrical function. However, there are significant differences between the two and before getting into more details, here are a few examples. Examples Cable Assemblies Ethernet cables Antenna cables Ribbon cables (with connectors) Power cords Various A/V cables, such  The post Cable Assembly or Wiring Harness What‘s the
Corrosion is inevitable in the electronics manufacturing industry, to the point where it‘s costing the manufacturing and industrial sector an estimated 17 billion dollars per year in the U.S. alone. The components of your product may take from a few months to a few decades to corrode, you need to be aware that product components  The post Preventing Corrosion in Electronics Manufacturing appeared first on ACDI.
We all want to go lean, and that‘s not just a reference to the cliched New Year‘s resolution about losing weight. Going lean in business can maximize resources, reduce waste, lower production costs, eliminate standing inventory, and/or increase labor productivity-all while maintaining the high-quality standards that had been achieved previously. This idea sounds pretty desirable  The post Lean Manufacturing 101 appeared first on ACD
A few months ago, we covered the importance of AS9100D Certification. The Aerospace Standard 9100 certification is a standard requirement for anyone who works within the aerospace industry or with partners such as airlines, NASA, or the U.S. Department of Defense. In our previous article, we noted that with AS9100D you can expect extensive changes.  The post AS9100:2016(RevD): What You Need to Know appeared first on ACDI.
Outsourcing a PCB layout can have its benefits. Some may consider outsourcing the design of their printed circuit boards to a specialty PCB design firm simply because they are in need of a brand-new board for a brand new application, and sorting through the regulations, assembly techniques, and components necessary can be a huge drain.  The post Should You Outsource PCB Layout Services? appeared first on ACDI.
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are a vital part of any electronics product. They are also one of the most vulnerable-highly susceptible to the environment where they are being used. Any number of factors can affect the PCB including heat or abrupt fluctuations in temperature, humidity, water, dust, salt, solvents, and levels of UV, leading to  The post Considerations for Conformal Coating appeared first on ACDI.
Let‘s face it: industry regulations can be an annoyance. They make things more complicated, add time and expense, and are always changing. But they do also serve an important purpose:These laws are aimed at reducing the impact to health, minimizing security threats, and being respectful to the environment. The U.S. alone has almost 200 industry  The post Electronics Supply Chain Industry Regulations Matter appeared first on ACDI.
We all take shortcuts with language-whether we‘re texting LOL or using ‘ROY G BIV‘ to help us keep track of the color spectrum. The manufacturing world is no exception, and if you‘re not familiar with the terminology, it can feel like the people in this industry are talking a completely different language. To help you  The post Electronics Manufacturing Acronyms: WTH? appeared first on ACDI.
You‘ve started the development process for your electronic product that has long been a concept in your head. It‘s now gone down a dark hole, into an abyss of uncharted territory with vendors, complicated regulations, and any number of yet-to-be-known manufacturing challenges. You know you‘re going to need some help, at least in getting it  The post New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: From Idea to Functioning Product appea