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Megatrend: Automotive Infotainment Microelectronics

Committing to growth

Megatrend: Automotive Infotainment Microelectronics

Is your SMT factory ready for the increasing electronic automotive demands? As consumer interest shifts from engine performance to interior infotainment, the automotove microelectronics manufacuturing demands will continue to rise. The latest and upcoming electronic technologies in vehicles, i.e. navigation technologies, sensor controls, smart technologies in vehicle and cellular communication is creating urgency now more than ever to evaluate your manufacturing process.

Considering the rising demands for the latest electronic gadgets and the predicted growth in Electronic Vehicles (EV) and autonomous cars makes you question how much production you should be doing in-house for the most growth, higher profits and most efficient productivity. Automotive Electronics and IoT are in the midst of growth, and there are many expected changes in the very near future fueling this growth. Design activity will remain strong and that this will ensure new products enter now and in the coming years. Miniaturization of device footprint fuels innovation in printed-circuit board (PCB) designs.

Outsourcing manufacturing is no longer as cost effective as it once was, as labor costs are continuing to rise, as well as importing and exporting costs. Companies are finally realizing in order for the highest productivity, quality, and monetary gains, considering domestic manufacturing is the solution.

The electronics industry is an ever fast-changing world, and we are here to help you keep up with your business advancements and needs. What trends are you noticing? Have questions on how you can keep up in your industry? Let us know.

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12 Common Errors that Cause FAI Rejection

First Article Inspection

12 Common Errors That Cause FAI Rejection

FAI First Article Inspection - 12 Common Mistakes that Cause FAI Rejection

First Article Inspection (FAI) is of vital importance to industries that are governed by strict guidelines and a high standard of quality assurance. These are the 12 common errors which cause FAI Rejection:

1. Typos, incorrect knowledge, revisions, numbers, and values are some of the most common causes for FAI rejection.

2. Missing or hidden requirements for detailed Commercial Off the shelf “COTS” parts, where dimensions are not included in the official drawings. Elements & hardware set up should be addressed in the document as specified.

3. All Dimensions and notes are not accounted for. Any notes that include a dimension shall have a bodily measurement recorded.

4. Incorrect or lacking course of action for supplier and buy order requirements.

Specific course of action for provider should be MEC accepted according to buy order necessities.Supplier shall be licensed to construct to RDD (Reduced Dimension Drawing) per buy order necessities.

5. Incorrect tolerances assigned to dimension leading to non-conformance.

Standard dimension tolerances akin to +/- .010 are discovered within the tolerance block.

Tolerances assigned to this dimension are outlined by the Feature Control Frame related to the Basic Dimension.

6. Adherence to Raw Materials Shelf Life. Proper use of expiration dates and labeling.Raw Material required to be indicated on type MEC-0293/AS9102 Form 2Parts for a meeting are required to be indicated on type MEC-0292/AS9102 Form

7. Incorrect Revision Degree

Ensure PO revision matches launched engineering specifications for merchandise(s) on FAI report.

Verify the required revision of MEC specs, like 79P050000. Indicate all revision ranges in block 6 of MEC-0293/AS9102 Form 2

8. Incorrect inspection gear used or not recognized on FAI report.

When inspection gear is listed, be sure that inspection gear has enough measurement accuracy for necessities being measured.

9. Wrong quantities listed on FAI type(s).

There shall be no typographical errors, lacking sprint numbers, and/or designators similar to Q1, D1,TPSS

Example: If the acquisition order requires K/I 7979797-003 Q1 the FAI type shall contain the complete G/I: 7979797-003 Q1

10. Missing Certificates of Conformance

Check & Review FAI types as a part of the FAI Package.

Ensure there isn't any missing or incomplete sub-tier provider information.

11. FAI type(s) not signed, authorized, or dated by applicable consultant.

Form(s) MEC-0293 & MEC -0294 should be signed by the preparer of the FAI.

12. Incomplete recording of a number of actuals.

A function that requires a number of locations also requires recording a number of actuals.

Example: FIN #6 needs to be put in 12 locations (point to those 12 locations or measurements as outlined by engineering).

The First Reed Switch Auto Insertion Machine in the World Hits the Market

The First Reed Switch Auto Insertion Machine in the World Hits the Market

Reed Switches, or Herkons, are extremely useful for many electronic applications. Reed Switches work by means of magnetism in reed relays and for electrical circuit control. In the presence of a magnetic field the reed will either open or close, depending on it’s original positioning and purpose. They are extremely useful as they are hermetically sealed and can operate in almost any environment.

Made for highly reliable switching, major advantages to Reed Switches include their capability for low contact resistance, do not require a supply current, offer non-touch switching, no minimum switching current necessary for them to function, except for Tungsten contact materials. In addition, Reed Switches are highly economical, suitable for many harsh environments, and deliver billions of operations throughout their lifetime.

Common applications for Reed Switches include gear speed and direction sensing, window and door sensors for security alarms, bridge operator controls in airplane docking, safety vane sensor applications, high voltage relays in the power industry, fuel pumping stations sensors, ferrous part detection, and hibernation mode sensing when laptops are closed. There are many more growing applications for the very useful Reed Switch.

Reed Switch insertion into PCBs have historically been conducted by means of manual labor, by hand. As Auto Insertion mechanisms have advanced, there are new technologies on the market that can accommodate these highly useful switches via automated machines. Through Hole Technologies (THT) have advanced to now offer mechanized equipment to automate an assembly line that requires Reed Switch insertion. The first ever Reed Switch Machine is now available on the market for production assembly and auto insertion uses. This will make electronic products requiring Reed Switches easier to produce, faster, and more affordable for an entire manufacturing production.

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Are You Finding the Odd Form Components Machine?


Learn how you can automate your odd-form component PCB Assembly

We designed and manufactured Auto Insertion machine in Shenzhen China, — Decreasing labor cost — Easier manufacturing and operations management — Predictable Product Quality – Less repairs — No wrong parts nor wrong polarity — Less risk of damage due to human contact (contamination, ESD, physical damage to components) — Better clinching, less risk of solder issues. — Smaller factory space required to produce same volume of product.

Odd-form components are the only remaining discrete components left to hand assessmbly of a Printed Circuit Board.

The reasons are many,but the fundamental reason is that there are no standards that govern the shape,lead count,packaging,etc.Therefore,most manufacturers are left to handle the components as a special request for proposal and address the problem with a very customized platform.

Our odd components machine is one of the best automation machine for the job can handle components ranging from a 0.01“single pin to a 12”square block if required and do it without tool change or at least an automatic tool change.

This machine also be equipped with vision to inspect the leads and the top of the device for orientation or even position correction.