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Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) firm SMTC Corp. has released an infographic that shows the 10 reasons why more and more medical OEMs are outsourcing assembly to contract manufacturers. It also shows how medical OEMs are getting leaner.
See the infographic here.
Neil Sharp, JJS Manufacturing
Manufacturing has been declared one of the top three most targeted industries for cyber attacks. While Industry 4.0 and expansion into cyber-physical systems will have a positive impact on the industry in terms of increasing efficiency, they open the door to even more security risks such as a hacker taking over production, or changing the output of the manufacturing process.
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At the NEPCON South China event happening this week in Shenzhen, China, Thomas Forsythe, executive vice president at KYZEN Corp., discusses the current cleaning challenges in the PCB assembly industry, and how manufacturers can optimize their cleaning process.
Russell Poppe, JJS Manufacturing
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is nothing if not massive and complicated. There is a huge amount of information out there, some useful and some perhaps less so. But, among the hype, there are a few consistent themes that really must not be ignored by manufacturers wishing to remain competitive in the future.