IoT Applications in the Water Management Industry

6,000,000,000.

That’s how many gallons of treated drinking water America loses every day, due to the country’s aging, leaky infrastructure.

That’s according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, which gave the country’s water infrastructure a “D” grade in its annual infrastructure report card this year.

“While water consumption is down, there are still an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States, wasting over two trillion gallons of treated drinking water,” the report says.

And while the White House has proposed $1 trillion for infrastructure improvements around the country, the American Water Works Association says it will take at least that amount just to upgrade the nation’s water systems.

embedded software, Ciqada

Why Should You Prototype Your Surface Mount Control Boards?

Printed circuit boards are the beating heart of essentially any electronic product, and prototyping your control board prior to full production can save money and time.

Prototyping offers several advantages. For one, it gives you the ability to test various configurations for maximum efficiency.

And when you work with a company that provides in-house prototyping, you cut down on the time it takes to create prototypes.

As you build your PCB prototype, it’s important to keep in mind the fabrication specifications of your product. These design requirements include:

Printed Circuit Board Assembly

Maximizing Productivity for Electronic Assemblies

To ensure that quality products arrive on time, you need an expedited feedback loop from engineering and design to prototyping and the manufacturing floor.

That’s where design for manufacturability comes in. It’s a design method that takes manufacturing aspects into consideration early in the process, creating an environment in which several disciplines work together to make sure the design leads to cost-effective manufacturing.

electro-mechanical assembly, global contract manufacturing

The Benefits of Mold Flow Analysis

In this week’s blog post, we’ll be discussing mold flow analysis, and why it’s important to plastic injection molding design projects.

Mold flow analysis (or MFA) uses software to create a simulation of plastic flow, allowing manufacturers to enhance the design of their mold and create a better product.

By conducting mold flow analysis, manufacturers can get a glimpse into how the material they are using will fill the cavity of a mold, and spot possible problems. Creating a virtual version of the mold before the physical cutting begins allows you to make changes and save on production costs.

mold flow analysis