One of RSP’s specialties is providing our clients with turnkey assemblies, and many times that involves incorporating PCB (Printed Circuit Board) or PCBA’s (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) into our client’s final products. Read more “Turnkey Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA)”
A flexible printed circuit, or FPC for short, is simply a circuit on a thin flexible substrate with conductive traces. It may have surface mount devices (SMD) like LEDs and resistors, and it typically has a termination point or connector for integration with other components. Think of a flex circuit as a printed circuit board (PCB) that can bend. However, in reality, there are significant differences in terms of design, manufacturing methods, and functionality, so it’s important to use the right substrate for the application. Read more “What Are Flexible Printed Circuits?”
When designing a product, a key consideration is choosing which material to use for manufacturing. Read more “Deciding Between Plastic and Metal”
Whether your facilities are at maximum capacity and you need to grow or you have a brilliant idea but no manufacturing, at some point people consider outsourcing their production. While you tackle the sales and marketing, a contract manufacturer (AKA “private label manufacturer”) can produce, assemble and ship your product.
Read more “Outsourcing Production: What You Need To Know”
How RSP’s China Location Allowed for Quick Responses for Protocols & Supply Chain Adjustments
Many clients come to us looking for an effective way for the user to interact with a product or piece of equipment. One of the best ways to achieve this interaction is with a custom membrane switch designed by RSP.
Read more “The Anatomy of a Membrane Switch”
Today, there is a lot of hype surrounding the explosive wearables market. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas dedicates an entire floor to the movement. The market is predicted to reach $48B by 2024 (statista.com)!
Read more “Wearable Electronics – Finding the Right Manufacturer”
What Is a ‘Clean Room’?
Clean rooms are often used in screen printing and digital printing facilities to prevent contamination and dust particles from getting into inks, adhesives, and assemblies. Read more “Clean Rooms: Crucial for Quality Production Printing”
Using Biodegradable Plastic in Manufacturing
There are two general modes of engineering: forward and reverse. Forward engineering is the typical process whereby a product moves from an abstract idea to a physical object. This can involve many processes depending on the final product, including drawing approvals, material selection, and choosing a cost-effective production method. Ideally, documentation is organized and protected at every step of the way.
Read more “What is Reverse Engineering?”