Today’s consumer products have dramatically shorter life cycles than products from just twenty years ago. This is especially prevalent among consumer electronic products, which are often designed with obsolescence in mind so they don’t last longer than the next iteration. The home video player is an excellent example. Read more “Understanding Product Life Cycle Management for Consumer Electronics Products”
Price, manufacturing location, shipping cost, and level of customer support are just a few of the factors a company should consider when choosing a new supplier. Offshoring can be great for a well-established company with a lot of experience working in Asia or South America. But it may be an unfamiliar and risky supply chain process for a smaller company or start-up. Read more “4 Reasons to Consider a Milwaukee Manufacturer”
RSP offers a wide variety of electronic assembly manufacturing services, including: Read more “Electronic Assembly Manufacturer”
What Is a Flexible Keyboard?
A flexible keyboard is a keypad made from silicone or other soft polymers that bend and flex. It could be a qwerty, numeric or even a customized keyboard designed for any application. They’re durable, water resistant and virtually indestructible. Read more “Flexible Rubber Keyboard: How are Bendable Keypads Made & Why Do We Use Them?”
What Is Intellectual Property?
Put simply, your intellectual property (IP) is the idea, invention, or process behind your product, a creation of your intellect. This is a wide-ranging category that includes, among other things, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. The person who owns the IP has the power to decide how their IP is used and by whom. Read more “Intellectual Property: How to Protect Your Valuable IP During Manufacturing in China”
Tactile keypads are simply keypads that have been specifically designed to give feedback to the user upon actuation. For example, when a button is pushed on a non-tactile keypad, the user’s finger presses against the visual representation of a button. The user does not know at what point they have actuated the button unless there is some type of visual signal. On the other hand, a tactile keypad provides a ‘snap’ feel or ‘click’ providing the user haptic feedback. This feedback lets the user know that they have actuated the keypad. Read more “What is a Tactile Keypad?”
Cost Reduction in our Workflow Means Better Pricing for Our Customers
Lately there has been a lot of interest surrounding the concept of reshoring. If you’re not familiar, reshoring is the movement of manufacturing or a business operation from offshore back to the country where it was originally located. This concept is by no means a new one, but recent economic and industry factors have companies re-evaluating their supply chains and strategy. Read more “Reshoring: Are You Made in The USA?”
Prototyping: Where Do You Begin?
Do you have a great idea for a product, but you’re not sure what the next step is? Consider making a prototype to confirm the design and structure of your idea prior to production. Here are some quick steps to follow: Read more “How to Create a Prototype”
One of RSP’s specialties is providing our clients with turnkey assemblies, and many times that involves incorporating PCB or PCBA’s into our client’s final products. Read more “Turnkey Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA)”