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An Introduction to Southern Manufacturing 2018

Southern Manufacturing is the United Kingdom’s largest regional manufacturing, technology and sub-contracting exhibition and is set to take place between the 6th-8th February at the custom-built FIVE complex in Farnborough.

The exhibition regularly attracts the brightest and the best that Britain’s thriving electronic manufacturing sector has to offer.…


Building a Renewable Future

Something remarkable happened to Britain’s national power grid this summer. On 11 June a record 70% of all electricity generated for the UK’s homes and businesses came from low-carbon sources, such as solar, wind and tide.

That day was a glimpse into the future.


Providing a Best of British Manufacturing Service

From agriculture through to the film industry, the Best of British tag is used to signify quality on both the national and international stage. In the post-Brexit era, this hallmark will be used to open doors, make trade deals and boost our country’s economy.…


How can a CEM add value to your supply chain?

The global electronics market is enjoying a buoyant year, posting sales figures that are between 15% and 20% up from this time twelve months ago. This headline statement may make for good reading for those in the industry. For many original equipment manufacturers and contract electronic manufacturers, however, this increase in both sales and revenue is causing problems.…


Vacancy: Inspection & Test Technician


We are looking for a talented individual with a keen eye for detail to join our production team as an Inspection and Test Technician.

The suitable candidate will, ideally, have experience of working with electronics and be knowledgeable about all relevant testing, control and quality procedures.…


Everything You Need to Know About Northern Manufacturing 2017

For the third year in a row, DJ Assembly will be heading across the Pennines to exhibit at Northern Manufacturing (Stand D37), one of the United Kingdom’s most important trade events for the electronics industry.

The two-day exhibition will take place on September 27th and 28th and will be held at EventCity in Manchester, one of the largest conference venues located in the north of England.


Why are Electronic Component Lead Times Rising?

The first half of 2017 has seen electronic component lead times increase, the result of ongoing capacity concerns, the fallout from recent, high-profile mergers, and a sharp spike in demand.

Rather predictably, this had led to a flurry of speculation that supply chains are about to suffer from long-term shortages.…


From Concept to Completion: A DJ Assembly Case Study

With a history dating back to the 1880s, Tinius Olsen is one of the premier manufacturers and suppliers of precision testing equipment. Used the world over, the machinery that Tinius Olsen design are used to research how materials such as metal, polymers and textiles perform under extreme stress.


Counting The Cost of Copper

Earlier this year, the share prices of the world’s leading mining companies were on the rise. Evraz, saw its value increase by 6 percent whilst BHP Billiton, Glencore and Antofagasta all saw modest single-digit growth. The reason for this upward trajectory?…