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Can Design for Manufacture really cut costs?

Bringing new ideas to market rapidly is never easy, but the simpler the design process, the less chance that mistakes will cause costs to ramp up.  Let’s say you have a phenomenal new product idea and you know time to market is critical. The simpler you keep the design process, the less chance of mistakes…

Better Business Show, Worthing 13th Feb 2020

We are exhibiting in the Innovation Section of the Better Business Show at Worthing Town Hall on 13th February 2020.  Organised by Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to showing off the range of great businesses we have in Worthing and the surrounding areas. Looking forward to meeting other Worthing Businesses and hearing key…

2020 Forecast on supply chain challenges

This month, Electronic Sourcing magazine asked a range of business leaders for their views  on the trends and forecasts for the coming year in manufacturing.  Dan Crothers, FermionX MD added his thoughts.  you can read the full article here. How do you envisage the UK electronic component industry will perform in 2020? 2020 will see…

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The Voice of Experience

Read our article in the latest edition of Electronic Sourcing (Nov edition) on how we bring our design and manufacturing experience to customers thanks to our own brand product builds in Seward Stomacher lab blenders and Airbox Sampling Pumps. 14 November 2019 • www.electronics-sourcing.co.uk Choosing an electronics manufacturing service provider with first-hand experience of designing…

Shortlisted for local business awards

We are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists in the Medium Sized Business and Manufacturing categories at the Adur and Worthing Business Awards.  It has been a fascinating process to go through as it gave us time to reflect on our business achievements, challenges and team accomplishments not only over…

New SMT placement machine now in place

This week saw us take delivery and set up our new surface mount placement machine (SMT). This increases our productivity and flexibility on our PCB assembly lines, and means that we can now run our three lines with a capacity of more than 100,000 component placements an hour! Added to our other services of box…

Why rebuild when you can replace?

‘Rework’ can be a false economy in manufacturing but as production automation continues to increase in speed and complexity, the decision to replace ball grid array components, rather than rebuild the entire board, can prove a more cost-effective solution. A BGA replacement option is useful for most OEMs, particularly small batch runs or where production…

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Surface mount v through-hole mount – what and why

Growing demand for smaller technology with increased functionality has led to considerable advances in the mounting of components onto printed circuit boards in recent years. There are two primary techniques for doing this, surface mounting and through-hole mounting (also referred to as thru-hole mount).  But which of these two is the most efficient and under…

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Collaboration key to designing out cost

Our very own Dan Crothers discussing collaboration in design and managing costs in the March edition of Electronics Sourcing magazine pg 17 – 18. Read the article here: Electronic Sourcing Mar 2019 or see the March Edition for yourself