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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?…


11 Points to Consider When Selecting a New Contract Electronic Manufacturing Partner

There are many reasons for an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to outsource production to a subcontractor.

It could be because costs need to be lowered and partnering with a contract electronic manufacturer (CEM) will help achieve efficiencies across the board. Or demand has increased and now your existing capabilities are unable to cope with the upturn.


…And The Results Are In!

Every year, we conduct a service evaluation. This customer-driven survey gives everybody associated with DJ Assembly the chance to find out what are our strengths and weaknesses and what we can do to become a better EMS provider.

The main objective of our service evaluation was to gather feedback about all areas of our operations with a specific focus on our current services, what is expected of us, whether or not our existing customers would utilise DJ again in the future, and if our current marketing activity was on the right path.…


Conductive Carbon Fibre Could Revolutionise Electronics

A collaboration between two UK universities and the aerospace firm Bombardier has seen the development of a technology that could help increase both the electrical and thermal conductivity of widely-used composite materials.

The introduction of carbon fibre has revolutionised numerous industries and today it’s possible to find items as diverse as helicopter blades and protective clothing to be made from this extremely resilient, yet light, material.…


UK Manufacturing Is Now More Attractive Than Ever

If you utilise an offshore manufacturing company, now is the time to bring your production lines back to the United Kingdom.

Over the past six months, the value of the British Pound, compared to the US Dollar and the Euro, has depreciated significantly.…


“Smart Plastics” Could Revolutionise Wearable Electronic Devices

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a “smart” form of plastic that could revolutionise the field of wearable electronic devices.

The material, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), is flexible enough to be shaped without compromising the performance of the embedded electronics.…