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WeChat ban may cut a vital lifeline to Chinese factories for U.S. electronics brands Featured Image

WeChat ban may cut a vital lifeline to Chinese factories for U.S. electronics brands

Originally published in Forbes. For many U.S.-based engineering teams who assemble their products in China or greater Asia, WeChat is ...

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Heroism in Electronics Manufacturing Adds Risk without Reward Featured Image

Heroism in Electronics Manufacturing Adds Risk without Reward

Originally published in Forbes. For as long as consumer electronics have been tied to the holiday season cycle, engineering heroism ...

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Manufacturing Optimization Leader Closes Out Record Quarter, Expands Leadership Team to Drive Go-to-Market Featured Image

Manufacturing Optimization Leader Closes Out Record Quarter, Expands Leadership Team to Drive Go-to-Market

PALO ALTO, CA – August 20, 2020 – Instrumental Inc., leader in manufacturing intelligence and issue discovery, today announced that ...

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Glue and coating failure modes in electronics manufacturing Featured Image

Glue and coating failure modes in electronics manufacturing

Electronics manufacturing relies on glue and encapsulation processes to meet modern consumer demand for increased water resistance and minification of ...

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Instrumental Inc. raises $20M to close the loop on $1 Trillion of economic waste in electronics manufacturing Featured Image

Instrumental Inc. raises $20M to close the loop on $1 Trillion of economic waste in electronics manufacturing

Instrumental Inc. accelerates development of AI-powered manufacturing optimization platform to proactively find and fix design and process issues for ...

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Software that automatically finds defects and eliminates waste from Proto to Production Featured Image

Software that automatically finds defects and eliminates waste from Proto to Production

$0.25 of every dollar spent in discrete manufacturing is economic waste. Instrumental’s manufacturing optimization platform is bringing unprecedente ...

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An overview of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Featured Image

An overview of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)

What is Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)? AOI is an automated visual inspection methodology used primarily to test for defects in ...

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Machine vision vs. manual inspection vs. Instrumental Featured Image

Machine vision vs. manual inspection vs. Instrumental

How to choose the right quality inspection system for your line Choosing the right inspection solution can make or break ...

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