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How to Avoid Jetting and Air Lines in your Plastic Production
Sep 13, 2018 10:01:38 PM

How to Avoid Jetting and Air Lines in your Plastic Production

Today, we continue our journey of exploration into the common issues that happen in plastic production. This time we will take some time to get how to avoid jetting and air lines! Want to know...

A primer on the Lithium Battery Production Process
Sep 10, 2018 11:05:40 PM

A primer on the Lithium Battery Production Process

Lithium batteries have entered people’s daily life on a large scale, but how much do you know about the technology? Where is it from? What are the steps of the lithium battery production process?...

Basics of SMT Solder Paste Printing
Sep 3, 2018 10:42:32 PM

Basics of SMT Solder Paste Printing

Solder paste printing is a key part in the SMT process. Since the solder paste is a mixture of powder and flux, the solder paste is fluid during the printing process. Viscosity is a major...

The Basics of PCB Marking
Aug 30, 2018 7:58:00 PM

The Basics of PCB Marking

1. The role of MARK

The "mark point" is also called the reference point and is the point of positioning when the SMT machine is used. Because PCB products provide common measurable points for all...

How to Avoid Deformation in your Plastic Production
Aug 24, 2018 9:45:26 PM

How to Avoid Deformation in your Plastic Production

This post is the 8th article in our series about common issues that you can encounter during your plastic production. In this installment, we're talking about deformation (also called distortion)....

How To Increase The Rigidity of Your Plastic: The Rib Design
Aug 21, 2018 11:26:26 PM

How To Increase The Rigidity of Your Plastic: The Rib Design

Plastics have a wide application to the products that many of us use every day. Plastics, when compared to materials like metals and wood, tend to be cheaper, lighter, are easier to mold, and can...

The SMT PCB Puzzle
Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The SMT PCB Puzzle

When a printed circuit board (PCB) is fabricated, the overall size of the full board will be much larger than the final product board. In most cases, multiple "copies" of the PCB are made on a...

The Basics of PCBA Coating
Aug 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The Basics of PCBA Coating

Finished electronics generally don't handle adversity well. Once an electronic board leaves the factory, it can be exposed to dirt, moisture, mold, dust, and all sorts of nasty stuff. When exposed...

How to Avoid a Weld Line in your Plastic Production
Aug 7, 2018 8:00:00 PM

How to Avoid a Weld Line in your Plastic Production

After analyzing the Short Shot, the Sink Marks, the Flashing and Bubbles and the Bulges and Vacuum Vesicles issues, we are continuing our discussion on some of the problems you can encounter...

One Picture to Understand the Structure of an Injection Mold
Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 PM

One Picture to Understand the Structure of an Injection Mold

Injection molding is a kind of processing method used in batch production of some complicated parts. The working principle is that a material is heated to its melting point and then forced through...

A Quick Primer on SMT Solder Paste
Jul 27, 2018 10:47:54 PM

A Quick Primer on SMT Solder Paste

Soldering in an automated surface mount technology (SMT) machine isn't the same as hand soldering. There is a process that's used to make all of the components connect to the correct layers and...

How to Avoid Bulges and Vacuum Vesicles in Your Plastic Production
Jul 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM

How to Avoid Bulges and Vacuum Vesicles in Your Plastic Production

After analyzing the Short Shot, the Sink Marks, the Flashing and Bubbles issues. We decided to come back to some other  problems you can encounter during your injection molding plastic production....

Proper Handling of Humidity Sensitive Components (MSL 3)
Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Proper Handling of Humidity Sensitive Components (MSL 3)

Components are an important component of electronic products. The quality of electronic components has a direct impact on the reliability of a final product.  The handling of certain types of...

How to Avoid Flashing and Bubbles in your Plastic Production
Jul 13, 2018 8:00:00 PM

How to Avoid Flashing and Bubbles in your Plastic Production

After analyzing the short shot the sink marks issues, we've decided to come back to some other issues you can encounter during your injection molding plastic production: Flashing and Bubbles.

If...

How much harder is developing a hardware product vs a software product?
Jul 6, 2018 8:00:00 PM

How much harder is developing a hardware product vs a software product?

In the startup scene, a lot of focus is put on software businesses and the stellar growth they are capable of producing. While there can be some similarities in the business models, there are a...

Counterfeiting, recycling and secondary components sourcing
Jul 2, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Counterfeiting, recycling and secondary components sourcing

The good, the bad and the ugly of global component sourcing

The topic of component sourcing in our overall supply chain has been front and center for us recently. Those of you that have ever...