Filed under: Pcb assembly

MFG Day Success

Posted on October 18, 2018
by Ian DeGraff
On October 4 th, 15th and 16
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New 10% & 25% Tariffs

Posted on October 18, 2018
by Ian DeGraff
*Update 12/3/18- the 25% tariff increase going into effect on January 1st, 2019  has been temporarily suspended for 90 days. The 10% tariff remains unchanged.*Trade tensions between China and..
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25% Tariff hits Electronic Components

Posted on July 26, 2018
by Ian DeGraff

25% Tariff on Chinese Electronic Components 

We wanted to thank you for being a loyal customer, and to keep you informed of political changes affecting the electronics manufacturing industry. As..

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Global Component Shortage (Part 2)

Posted on July 26, 2018
by Ian DeGraff

4 Ways to Avoid Slowdowns from the Shortages

1. List alternatives for each component on your Bill of Materials (BOM)

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Global Component Shortage (Part 1)

Posted on July 02, 2018
by Ian DeGraff

Understanding Component Scarcity

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Understanding how Delivery Dates are Calculated

Posted on June 28, 2018
by Paul Schwanbeck

Delivery Dates

As Pro-Active Engineering continues to grow and improve our processes to ensure our customers over-all satisfaction, we would like to take the time to define the term “delivery..

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Wisconsin PCB Assembly Manufacturers

Posted on December 04, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

I recently received a call from a prospect who was in search of a PCB design & assembly manufacturer. “Companies like you are hard to find,” he said. Knowing how strong our Wisconsin PCB assembly manufacturers are, it inspired me to create this listing.

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Advantages and Disadvantages to Supplying Your Own PCB Assembly Parts

Posted on November 20, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

Business decisions are never black and white, always grey. The strategy of supplying PCB assembly parts to your Contract Manufacturer (CM) is no exception. Understanding all the advantages and disadvantages is critical to prevent this “grey” decision from pushing you into the red.

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Your PCB Assembly Documentation is Key to a Smooth Quoting Process

Posted on November 05, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

When it comes to getting a PCB Assembly quote, having a great documentation package goes a long way to getting your quote fast — complete with an accurate price and delivery that will not change after you place your order.

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You Need a Good PCB Assembly Quote But You Need a Good PCB Assembly Partner Even More

Posted on October 25, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

As much as you need to shop a PCB Assembly quote, what you need more is a rewarding partnership with a Contract Manufacturer (CM). Here are the top four ways a good CM — combined with a good PCB Assembly quoting process — can benefit you.

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Avoiding Speed Bumps In Time to Market PCB Design & Assembly

Posted on August 20, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

There’s a right and wrong way to approach Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and assembly. The right way to seize your market opportunity is to know where the speed bumps are before you begin.

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3 Steps to Prevent Design Changes from Delaying PCB Assembly

Posted on August 05, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

Design changes in PCB Assembly are inevitable. New features are sometimes added or removed, design errors are found, or parts become obsolete. When these changes occur, it’s critical that you know how to prevent them from causing production delays.

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6 Ways to Prevent your PCB Assembly from Delaying Your Supply Chain

Posted on July 22, 2015
by Toby Klusmeyer

In the wide world of Printed Circuit Board manufacturing, PCB assembly can be the most complex part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be inefficient. Here are six ways to prevent PCB assembly from delaying production.

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