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
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.
Introducing a new product to market is a complex process. Are you prepared for the hundreds of potential pitfalls and common challenges that come with each step, resulting in increased time to market and budget? Even for a quick-turn, small-run prototype, ACDi‘s New Product Introduction (NPI) process can reduce time-to-market, increase quality and reduce the  The post How to Ensure a Successful New Product Introduction (NPI) appeared firs
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
There‘s a popular product development comic that shows a picture of what a customer wants-a seat suspended from two lengths of rope hanging from a tree branch. As the comic progresses, you see each group working on their version of this product. You see different lengths of rope, no seat, or the rope and the  The post Benefits of a Full-Service Electronics Manufacturer appeared first on ACDI.
Obtaining all the proper certifications for electronics to be mass produced and marketed can be enough to drive you certifiably insane. ACDi is here to help you navigate these tricky waters. DID YOU KNOW? 50% of consumer electronic products fail standard certification testing during their first pass. Almost every certification test is expensive and time  The post Certifications for Electronics Hardware: When, Why and How to Obtain Them. appeare
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.