Talk about multi-tasking! An ACDi project manager‘s job involves all of the major disciplines of electronic manufacturing services with a side of sales, proposal writing, account management, accounting and team building. This position is challenging for even the most seasoned EMS veterans and that‘s why we only hire the best. At ACDi, your project manager  The post The Many Hats of an Electronics Manufacturing Services Project Manag
Bill McGrady is one of ACDi‘s top engineers. Before coming to ACDi he worked at Orbital for 27 years as a PCB designer on everything from Class 3 to Class 3A specification aerospace products including the space telescope Dawn (which went out to Ceres and on to Vesta) and the resupplying the space station project.  The post Getting to Know Bill McGrady, PCB Layout Services Team Member appeared first on ACDI.
Despite the fact that the economy is improving, most American industries are still searching for ways to cut costs and improve their profit margins without sacrificing the quality and/or integrity of their work. However, finding areas where you can safely reduce spending while still retaining customer satisfaction might not be as easy as it seems,  The post How to Reduce Cost on Your Next PCB Layout Design Project appeared first on ACDI.
Meet Amy Zelanko, one of ACDi‘s project managers. Amy hasworked in contract manufacturing for about 10 years, with 7 years in manufacturing engineering and the last 3 years in a project management role. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology andcurrently supports 10 different clients including 4  The post Getting to Know Amy Zelanko, EMS Project Manager appeared first on ACDI
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.
When creating a new product design, it is important to have the concept fully fleshed out and any research or documentation available to be complete to help reduce cost, improve time to market and have a functional product. The new product design process typically consists of the following stages: CONCEPT Typically a new product design  The post New Product Design Process: Part One appeared first on ACDI.
ACDi had the pleasure of attending a conference recently-Buy America Transit Supply Chain Connectivity Forum-in Baltimore. It was jointly hosted by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s Federal Transit Administration. The afternoon forum contained invaluable information about Buy America requirements, resources available to both transit organizations and the manufacturing companies  The
Or in English, happy St. Patrick‘s day. And in honor of the day, we thought you‘d like to share some theories about why the majority of PCB boards are green (which is the solder mask showing through the glass). One theory was that green was the standard for use in U.S. military projects and so  The post L Fhile Pdraig Sona Duit appeared first on ACDI.
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.
When it comes to designing printed circuit boards, there are many different software tools available. When deciding which software is best for your needs, it‘s important to choose one that is widely used in the industry. This is especially important in team collaborations where an engineer‘s skills are scaled to larger, wide-spread applications. The most  The post Understanding the Advantages and Disadvantages of PCB Layout and Desi