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PCBA – Design for Manufacturability

Sep, 20 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

Whenever you bring a new product to market, there are many considerations and iterations required to find the optimal design. A key element that designers often don’t consider early enough is the ease of manufacturing the final product. When you’re focusing on adding functionality and improving the product’s durability, the PCB’s assembly requirements may seem …

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Considerations in Electronic Box Build Services

Aug, 21 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

Inordinate amounts of considerations go into finding the perfect industrial design for your latest product. Is it functional? Does it serve an innovative need? Can it be cheaper? How long will it take to source from the manufacturer and assembler? All of these questions influence the final specification and layout of the product and are …

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New Product Manufacturing Checklist

Jul, 30 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

Creating a New Product Manufacturing Checklist When it’s time for your new product to enter the manufacturing process, the team at Sonic Manufacturing Technologies prepares a new product manufacturing checklist for that product. This manufacturing plan provides key information to help you prepare for the upcoming manufacturing process. This plan is crucial to plan for …

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High Tech Electronic Manufacturing in the Bay Area

Jun, 09 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

High Tech Electronic Manufacturing in the Bay Area “Imitation is the purest form of flattery”, said the English cleric Charles Caleb Cotton in the early 19th century. If that really is the case, we should be flattered! What started as a novel approach to beat the trends of sourcing electronic assembly from abroad has turned …

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Electronic Component Sourcing

May, 23 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

A Sonic Differentiator – Electronic Component Sourcing Conventional wisdom is rarely wise. Nowhere in business is this truer than the manufacturing supply chain. Bloated processes, patched software solutions, and erroneous data distribution create longer lead times, embarrassing demand forecasts, and higher purchase price variances. An Agile Approach Breaks the Cycle of Repeated Defeat Sonic Manufacturing …

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Electronic Prototyping for New Product Development

May, 16 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

Concept Prototyping for New Product Development Getting a new product off the ground is a tough enough job without needing to worry about the capabilities of manufacturers too. Once the engineers have put in all the work, the build quality of your prototype should ideally match the final, shippable product. That’s why joining forces early …

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Advanced Electronic Manufacturing in the Bay Area

Apr, 12 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

The Bay area is well known for advanced electronics manufacturing and for good reason. The area is home to industry leaders like Sonic Manufacturing and comprises around 10% of all jobs in the surrounding counties, boasting 340,000 manufacturing-related jobs (2018). Sonic provides state of the art electronic contract manufacturing services for new and existing electronic …

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Prototype Development on Production Lines

Mar, 25 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

We Use Our Production Line for Prototype Development Some Say It’s Crazy…We Disagree! Using production lines for prototype development is a great way for companies to test out new products. It gives your business a competitive edge in new product development and is cost-effective. Read on for some tips on how and why your business …

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3 Internet of Things Examples

Feb, 19 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

3 Internet of Things Examples That Show Just How Connected We Really Are Remember when the internet was only on computers? Whether you’re aware or not, you probably come in contact with several connected devices during your daily routine. In fact, there will be an estimated 26.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices by the …

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New Product Introduction & Design for Manufacturing

Jan, 18 2019 Posted in Industry News, Sonic News

The process of engineering a new product at an incubator, lab, or startup is an exciting time. Perhaps your ultimate objective is to increase revenue, improve quality, or introduce innovation. No matter what, design engineering is critical, but successfully taking a new product to market is an equally complex process. Moving from proof of concept …

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