It‘s more important than ever before to keep aerospace PCB design and production in the United States. Doing so is the best way to ensure a high level of quality, oversight and accountability. This is especially important for aerospace parts used by the military. Overseas manufacturers often use cheap or counterfeit parts. These parts can  The post Top 5 Reasons to Keep Your Aerospace PCB Design and Production in the U.S. appeared first o
Reverse engineering involves the analysis and disassembly of products to see how they operate. This can be useful in a number of situations, including the creation of similar products or to improve the quality of an existing product. Reverse engineering can also be used to determine patent infringement or in situations where product service documentation  The post What is Reverse Engineering? appeared first on ACDI.
Recycling is important for a number of reasons. Recycling helps keep waste out of our landfills and reduces the need for raw materials. Despite what many people believe, recycling electronic devices is just as important as recycling plastic and metal. In fact, with the number of electronics being used today, proper recycling of electronics is  The post Recycling Printed Circuit Boards appeared first on ACDI.
Counterfeit parts are more common than many people believe, and this is certainly true for electronics components. These counterfeit parts decrease customer satisfaction and increase costs for legitimate manufacturers like ACDi. That is why we have a strict quality control system in place to prevent counterfeit parts from entering our supply chain. The biggest issue  The post Counterfeit Parts in Electronics Manufacturing appeared first on ACDI
American Computer Development Inc. (ACDi) started approximately 30 years ago as a PCB design and layout service bureau. Today, the company does about 350 to 400 unique PCB layouts per year for a variety of customers across different industries, including medical and industrial fields. [Read More] The post HDI Considerations: Interview with ACDi‘s Garret Maxson appeared first on ACDI.
Flexible circuit designs are unique with similar, but different needs from rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs). Because flex circuits are very thin, they are considerably more delicate than a rigid PCB, and they are more susceptible to damage in manufacturing and handling in the field. Damage in manufacturing is reflected in the yield rate, which  The post Improving Yield, Cost, and Reliability of Flexible Circuits appeared first on ACDI.
Electronics manufacturing can seem like a complicated process, but a little knowledge can go a long way toward a smooth transition from prototype to production. This glossary will help you navigate your manufacturing project with ease and introduce you to some key terms used during the electronics manufacturing process. Gerber Files - A Gerber file  The post Electronics Manufacturing Terms That Every Hardware Startup Should Know appeared first
Xretha Hall is a project manager at ACDi that manages 15 customers including 6 major accounts with significant ongoing weekly activity. She is an exemplary project manager because she has had hands-on experience in virtually all aspects of the electronics production process including being team leader for groups responsible for printed wiring board (PWB), harness,  The post Getting to Know Xretha Hall appeared first on ACDI.
ACDi Hires Priya Sherke as New Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer. As the electronics industry continuously evolves at a fast pace, ACDi recognizes the importance of recruiting new talent with fresh ideas. With that approach, ACDi announces the hiring of Priya Sherke as our newest printed circuit board design engineer. Ms. Sherke has spent the  The post ACDi Announces the Hiring of A New Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer. appeared first
Assembly of wire harnesses is an intricate process where it is easy to make mistakes if you aren‘t careful. It‘s important to realize that even a minor error in assembling a wire harness may have disastrous consequences. To mitigate this risk, engineers must follow a well-laid-out plan while assembling a wire harness. In addition, there  The post Mistakes to Avoid While Assembling Wire Harnesses appeared first on ACDI.