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Risky Business

Risky Business

We all try to mitigate risk every day in a plethora of our mundane tasks, even if it’s done sub-consciously.  These instinctual responses to stimuli are ingrained into us as we develop from infants into full grown functioning adults.  We all calculate risk...

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Break the Chain and Adopt “The Web”

Break the Chain and Adopt “The Web”

A chain is looked at as strong, unbreakable and secure.  The term “supply chain” is meant to conjure those same sentiments in the manufacturing sector, allowing all of us to believe that we manufacturers, in all industries, are impervious to disruptions in our...

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Bring It Home: Onshoring

Bring It Home: Onshoring

Not everything has to go offshore. There is an alternative to sending all of your PCBs orders offshore: Find some companies right here in the United States who can do what offshore companies can do.  There is a new trend in the PCB world called onshoring, which is...

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US Car Manufacturer Sitting Pretty With 67% Cost Savings

By reengineering this auto manufacturer’s PCB, the cost dropped to 33% of the original amount, saving over $375,000.

In late 2015, Aurora received an opportunity to quote a LED vanity mirror for a major, fully electric car manufacturer.  The initial design was a plated-through-hole version that was fairly sophisticated for the application. The Manufacturer also required a production commencement in 60 days to prevent a shutdown of the production line. 

The engineering team at Aurora Circuits suggested, after reviewing the manufacturer’s original design, that a redesign to a single-sided board would drastically save turnaround time and expense when starting production. The original design would sell for $2.25 each and require two separate printed circuit boards per vehicle. This particular part was reengineered into a single-sided, common version for less than $0.90 each, thus saving $2.70 per vehicle. When applying this to the production volume, Aurora Circuits is saving the manufacturer over $375,000 on a model year basis.

Also, to prevent any production line start up issues, Aurora Circuits built a small quantity of the plated through hole version until the single-sided version was fully tested and in full production.

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