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America's Supply Chain Crunch [Masterminding]

On November 29th, there was news about how President Biden had a roundtable meeting with a group of major retailers and consumer product manufacturers to discuss rising prices and supply chain problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mastermind group continues to brainstorm, research, and understand material shortages and logistics issues along with…

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Essential Steps in a PCB Assembly Process

The team at OBMFG understands the importance and impact of PCBs. Electronic devices used today have cores that are formed mainly by Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). Everything from cars to refrigerators to smartphones has electronics with these modern components found online or in some specialized retailers. The PCB is the foundation onto which a variety of small electrical…

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Optimizing Kitting in Manufacturing – a How-To Guide for Customers providing Consigned kits

Become your Assembly House’s favorite customer by providing easy to audit kits We see a variety of methods to provide parts in kits. Still, they usually involve supplying any parts required for a job within large cases with the parts individually packed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes. The supply chain is being disrupted with shortages, logistics issues, and staffing.…

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AUVSI Event - Drones & Droids: Unmanned Systems Deliver

We will be attending this live event in beautiful Bend, Oregon. It will no doubt offer a unique opportunity to hear from unmanned vehicle leaders and users in land, air, and sea, and learn what you need to know about the latest in technology, business challenges, and opportunities:

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5 Reasons Why the World is Running Out of Chips

Our team keeps up with the trends and how the world of manufacturing is connected. It’s clear that the global chip shortage shows no sign of abating anytime soon. It seems to be getting worse. While the White House is racing to expand chip manufacturing in the US to avoid future shortages, it could be years before that government investment actually pays off f Today we…

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The Future of Manufacturing at AWB’s Policy Summit

Manufacturing can lead the state out of economic downturns and created a better quality of life in our communities. Learn how manufacturing and technology can improve Washington’s future economy at this year’s Policy Summit in Spokane, WA. (or on-demand)

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Manufacturing Challenges with Procurement Shortages and Supply Chain Disruptions.

The global market of semiconductors is under stress because of the unavailability of fundamental components for product implementation. Official channels indicate delivery terms (called lead times), are 26 to 52 weeks and uncertain because of availability vs demand. Over the past few years, significant efficiency barriers have made procurement specialists, engineers,…

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3 Advantages of Reshoring Manufacturing

The ongoing pandemic has shattered global supply chains, leading many businesses to consider reshoring to keep their operation effectively running. While supply chain disruptions have occurred in nearly every industry, manufacturing has especially felt the impact of no longer being able to rely on once trusted suppliers. The sudden unreliability of supply chains has…

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Why Turnkey PCB Assembly is the Right Choice for Any Startup

As an expert in printed circuit board manufacturing in Renton, our team at Out of the Box Manufacturing believes that the importance of turnkey PCB assembly simply cannot be overstated. During these difficult times, where supply chains and manufacturers continue to experience disruption and delays, having the luxury of a PCB supplier taking control of all aspects of…

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OBMFG Breaks Down Electronic Assembly Services

When it comes to electronic assembly services, OBMFG does it all! In recent weeks, diodes and LED’s orientations have become quite a challenge. The standard in the past has been to put a line or a dot on one side of the part to indicate the Cathode side. This would be great if all diodes were marked on their Cathode side. Unfortunately, not all diodes themselves are…

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