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Michael Carano: A Focus on Process Control, Part 2

September 28, 2022 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

In this second half of our conversation, Michael Carano discusses some of the metrics that fabricators need to consider before investing in new processes, especially process control technologies, and some of the challenges board shops face updating brownfield sites.

The New World Order of JIC

September 27, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

The great business thought leader Margaret Heffernan commented that we are changing from just-in-time (JIT) to just-in-case (JIC). As we’ve worked our way through the issues of the past two years, the world is changing from a complicated to a complex system, and we must be prepared to face the challenges it brings. To survive today, we need the JIC mentality. We must be prepared for the unexpected. No longer can we rely on cycles and patterns to predict the future, or what we might be able to handle based on what that future brings. Now we must prepare for the unexpected. We must be flexible and able to adapt to whatever comes our way.





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Punching Out: Mid-Year PCB and EMS North American M&A Update

September 20, 2022 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

Mergers and acquisitions in North America in the PCB and EMS sectors during the first eight months of 2022 were down compared to the same period in 2021. In the PCB sector, we counted four deals in 2022 compared to seven during the...

It’s Only Common Sense: Great Salespeople Find a Way

September 19, 2022 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

I once heard a motivational speaker share the most common excuses salespeople make for their lack of success. His routine followed the days of the week and started like this: You can never sell on Monday, people are just getting back...

Standard of Excellence: We’re Working Together—and It Shows

September 13, 2022 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

Now more than ever we need to work with one another. The times have evolved to where no one can do it alone. All the challenges that were brought on by the pandemic have only accelerated the need for finding new and innovative ways to...

The Chemical Connection: The Etch Factor

September 8, 2022 | Christopher Bonsell, Chemcut

One of the biggest obstacles that PCB manufacturers face is etch factor. Etch factor is the ratio of downward etch to sideways etch. Etch factor poses challenges to PCB fabricators because it limits PCB design. It can determine how...

A New Era in Manufacturing Featuring:

  • The Brave New World of the CTO interview with Alex Stepinski
  • A Focus on Process Control interview with Mike Carano
  • New Era Manufacturing by Nolan Johnson
  • Opportunities in India for Electronics Manufacturing by Dr. John Mitchell
  • Let's Make Manufacturing 'Cool' Again by Page Fiet
  • How to Automate Your Wet Processes by Chris Bonsell
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