One of the big hurdles in the reshoring trend is recruiting new talent as jobs come back. After two decades of focus on growing the service economy while watching manufacturing move offshore, the pool of trained production workers has shrunk dramatically.
Numerous critical process parameters must be monitored and controlled to efficiently and effectively yield the expected cleaning results for a qualified cleaning process.
An unfortunate reality is that the circuits we assemble do not always perform as expected. Failure analysis is frequently needed to find root causes.
After visiting scores of one-story manufacturing sites, the first impression one gets when walking up to Murrietta Circuits is its size. The two-story building appears huge, and inside they do everything!
When key performance characteristics are critical to system performance, engineering will want to create a source control drawing in accordance with ASME Y14.24. The source control drawing will list specific supplier(s) that have been qualified to produce the product identified in the drawing.
As detailed in Circuits Assembly last year (“Robotics Assembly from Prototype to Production,” March 2013), robotics has received an increase of attention in the media thanks to overall advances in the technology.1 This article details some of the key areas of design for robotics manufacturing (DFRM), and provides recommendations for products transitioning from the design to production phase.