5 Reasons to Outsource PCB Component Procurement and Kitting

By |2021-03-11T07:06:44-08:00March 11th, 2021|PCB Assembly|

PCB assembly is the process of placing all electronic components on the printed circuit board exactly as the design plan dictates.  Some assembly designs can require 100's of different components.  Those components are purchased through a variety of Authorized Distributors.  With complicated builds requiring hundreds of components, it is not unusual to purchase from 5

What is Kitting for PCB Assembly?

By |2021-01-22T17:20:19-08:00January 22nd, 2021|Kitting|

Official definition of a Kit is “a set of materials or parts from which something can be assembled…” and the definition of Kitting is “to package or make available in a kit”.  Kitting has been the primary focus of the Project Coordinators at California Integration Coordinators, Inc. since 1988.  With our depth of experience, it

EMS Support for WFH Electronic Engineers

By |2020-12-17T07:35:46-08:00December 17th, 2020|Electronic Manufacturing|

Electronic manufacturing support for engineers working from home is critical to keeping projects on time and deliverable. Many PCB assembly facilities are working with limited in-house staff with their support staff working from home. Those working on the assembly lines, are working under cautious conditions to maintain their health. Masks, temperature checks, distancing, health screening,

Mission Critical Electronic Components For Healthcare and Defense

By |2020-11-12T06:50:55-08:00November 12th, 2020|Electronic Component|

The Healthcare and Defense markets have unique requirements to which the electronics-based supply-chain has had to adapt to address their specific needs. Supporting legacy product, providing traceability, and meeting delivery requirements are all challenges the supply-chain must address. California Integration Coordinators, Inc. has found that, by expanding services into Strategic Inventory Management Services and Custom

Custom Fabrication per Engineering Design

By |2020-09-30T08:39:06-07:00September 30th, 2020|Engineering|

Engineering projects slowing to a crawl with the pandemic and the Work from Home policies? Some engineers have the luxury of having their own “sandbox”; a place they can build and test out concepts. Once the concept and design have reached a point where it can be shared with others, now what? Will it be

Choosing the right electronic components for the PCB

By |2020-09-14T08:34:25-07:00September 14th, 2020|PCB Assembly|

Designing a printed circuit board and choosing the right electronic components to ensure the performance is a skill.   Giving the design longevity and component viability is the skill of a component engineer. The contribution of the dedicated component engineer would include lifecycle issues and to source appropriate substitutes for obsolete components.  The component engineer also

New Role of Electronic Component Procurement and Kitting

By |2020-04-21T07:56:12-07:00April 21st, 2020|Electronic Component Kitting, Kitting, Quoting and Procurement|

Businesses are being challenged more than ever! If the product requires a printed circuit board, the hurdles are now multiplied. With numerous staff required to work from home while customer expectations and timelines are still in place, outsourcing becomes the critical key to success. At one time outsourcing was a way to eliminate routine, low

Depot Level Services

By |2020-04-07T08:09:39-07:00April 7th, 2020|OEM Product Repair|

There are 3 levels of OEM product repair, 1. organizational, 2. intermediate and 3. depot-level. Organizational repair and intermediate repair are generally done on-site to immediately replace or repair and replace failed products. Depot level repairs are often completed in off-site 3rd party locations performing OEM sanctioned product repairs, and/ or modifications per OEM specifications.

Accelerate PCB Assembly Projects

By |2020-02-27T10:22:06-08:00February 27th, 2020|PCB Assembly|

Knowing when to source materials can accelerate the schedule of your PCB build and significantly reduce the transition from engineering design phase to product delivery. Purchasing material too early can result in procuring material that may be unnecessary for the final design. Likewise, waiting too long to begin the purchasing will likely lead to an

Tips to managing PCB Assembly projects

By |2020-02-04T06:46:36-08:00February 4th, 2020|PCB Assembly|

The entire process of successfully producing a populated, functional PCB Board is fraught with details and pitfalls. Managing PCB assembly project means managing every element of the production from start to finish. Typically, a single entity is not the sole source for the bare board, the components, and the assembly. Often, there are complimentary partnerships

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