Refining Lean NPI at Optimum Design Associates
The third phase of a multi-year study of the implementation of Lean NPI at a small-tier EMS reveals that moving DfM earlier in the process catches errors sooner than ever before, allowing them to be quickly and inexpensively rectified.
by Randy Holt
Improving Stencil Printer Accuracy
Variations in different elements in the printing process, e.g., PCB fiducials, stencils, and other factors, ensure there is no printer “too accurate.” How machine design and engineering considerations for a new printer hold up under accuracy testing.
by Michael L. Martel
In PCBs and in life, tolerance is a virtue.