7 Factors to Check Before Selecting Your Next Outsourced Manufacturer

There is a range of reasons why you might choose to outsource the manufacturing of your electronic products - from not having the technical expertise or equipment in house to being at capacity and needing help with an unexpected project. However, the primary driving factor behind outsourcing your electronics manufacturing is, of course, the cost [...]

2020-09-22T12:51:12+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Electronics Box Builds: A Full Turnkey Solution

When it comes to electronics manufacturing, printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) usually involve a well-defined and relatively straightforward process. A box build, on the other hand, can mean many different things. From a PCBA in a small enclosure to a large cabinet full of wires or a fully integrated electro-mechanical system complete with electronics and pneumatics, a box [...]

2020-09-22T12:48:29+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Industry news, Manufacturing Services|

Connecting Sensors Through Long-Range Wireless IoT

The IoT (Internet of Things) already connects many devices. In fact, the concept is growing so rapidly, who knows how many connected devices there will eventually be? Until recently, these devices have mostly run on the same networks and protocols that support mobile communications and the internet, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular. Thanks to [...]

2020-09-16T13:38:27+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Trends|

Which Way is Best? In-House vs Contract Manufacturing

For OEMs, deciding where to set up manufacturing operations will play a crucial part in the structure of your supply chain. Some may choose to outsource parts of the early-stage production process and then bring the final production in house, whilst others will either take on all the work internally or outsource the entire project [...]

EC Electronics: One Global Company

Since 1984, when we first started the company in the UK, we have built up a strong reputation — backed by industry-recognised accreditations — for producing and supplying high-quality electronics-based products to customers across a range of industries. Now, we are a global electronics manufacturing services provider and operate fluidly around the world to provide key [...]

2020-09-16T13:40:08+00:00June 25th, 2020|EC Electronics News, Manufacturing Services|

The Future of Global Electronics Supply Chains

The complexity of global supply chains depends largely on what and how much you’re sourcing. With some materials — like paper — you’ll find a suitable supplier almost anywhere in the world. However, in the electronics industry, things are not so straightforward. Multiple commodities from multiple suppliers across various geographic locations mean global electronics supply [...]

Machined Components: What Are the Benefits?

In an industrial context, there are numerous ways to manufacture parts for specific applications. Some of the most common methods include die casting or machining of components. While die casting involves pouring molten material into a mould, machined parts are manufactured by cutting away material into the desired shape using a programmable robotic arm. One [...]

2020-09-16T17:39:42+00:00June 11th, 2020|Manufacturing Services|

Saving Lives with Electronics in MedTech

The modern medical landscape would not be where it is today without the rapid progression and innovation of medical technology (or ‘MedTech’). We discussed the use of electronics in soft, flexible technology back in October. This piece outlined how electronics are being more widely incorporated into wearable and implantable MedTech. However, electronics are also used [...]

2020-09-16T13:53:50+00:00April 17th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Technology, Trends|

Industrial standards: choosing the right manufacturer for your next project

There are lots of reasons why, as an OEM, you might choose to outsource your electronics manufacturing. Perhaps you don’t have the necessary capabilities in house, or the money required for upfront investments in equipment. Or maybe you need help speeding up your time to market. However, electronics manufacturing is a complicated process. Any decision [...]

2020-09-16T14:03:05+00:00February 13th, 2020|Manufacturing Services, Supply Chain Services|

How Electronics Manufacturing Changed Christmas

There once was a time when Christmas was hardly celebrated. In fact, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that it became an annual tradition celebrated around the world. But have you ever wondered who invented Christmas lights? Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, created the very first strand of electric lights. [...]

2020-03-02T11:45:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Manufacturing Services, Technology|