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Customer Survey Results Q1 2021

By Zack Keas on June  4, 2021

An integral part of ISO 9001:2015 is customer satisfaction. If you are not already working with SMD, does your current supplier obtain, monitor, measure, analyze and evaluate your degree of customer satisfaction? If not, how does your supplier continuously improve? Every six months SMD sends a survey to our customers asking for their feedback regarding Quality, Delivery, Quote Turnaround and Overall Satisfaction with SMD. Via SurveyMonkey, we are pleased to be meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality, delivery and overall satisfaction, and continuously improving quote turnaround. Our Net Promoter® Score placed us in the top 25-50% of more than 146,000 global benchmark companies with zero detractors.

Contact Us if you would like this level of service and thank to you all our customers completing the survey.

SMD to exhibit at San Antonio Manufacturers Association Virtual Trade Show and Conference

SMD is coming to SAMA Virtual Trade Show and Conference in San Antonio, TX.

SMD will be exhibiting at the 2021 SAMA Come and Make It in Texas Tradeshow and Conference in San Antonio May 12th and May 13th using the virtual world of Virbela.

Visit SMD at booth D32, and meet one of the leading electronics contract manufacturers in the Southwest to learn more about our experience in manufacturing circuit board assemblies, cables & wiring harnesses, and box builds..

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Understanding Fiducial Markers on PCBs

January 14, 2021

By Zack Keas

With a better understanding of What is Needed to Quote Your Circuit Board Assembly, I would now like to discuss Fiducial Markers and the advantages they offer to yield the best possible placement of SMT components.

When your custom PCB is fed into our SMT Pick and Place machines for SMT component placement, the first process our SMT Pick and Place machines look for are the three (3) fiducial markers to recognize the X and Y position of the PCB.  Why is that important, because with a known X and Y position baseline, the SMT Pick and Place machines can optimally place the SMT components.

Now that you know more about the importance of fiducial markers, here are recommendations on how to incorporate them into your custom PCB design.

The fiducial marker is made by placing a non-drilled copper layer in a circular shape.  The fiducial marker must be free from solder mask.

The optimum size of a fiducial marker should be between 1.5mm and 3mm. A clearance area similar to the diameter of the marker must be maintained.

The fiducial marker must maintain a distance of 0.3 inches to the edge of the board, excluding the clearance area of the fiducial marker.

While having fiducial markers on the PCB is ideal, if your board is already in production, or if due to regulatory requirements, adding fiducial markers is not possible, SMD can add these fiducial markers to the breakaway PCB border, aka PCB rails.

SMD is happy to answer any questions you have.  Contact US today and we look forward to hearing from you.

Customer Survey Results Q3 2020

By Zack Keas on November 19, 2020

An integral part of ISO 9001:2015 is customer satisfaction. If you are not already working with SMD, does your current supplier obtain, monitor, measure, analyze and evaluate your degree of customer satisfaction? If not, how does your supplier continuously improve? Every six months SMD sends a survey to our customers asking for their feedback regarding Quality, Delivery, Quote Turnaround and Overall Satisfaction with SMD. Via SurveyMonkey, we are pleased to be meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality, delivery and overall satisfaction, and continuously improving quote turnaround. Our Net Promoter® Score placed us in the top 25% of more than 161,000 global benchmark companies with zero detractors.

Contact Us if you would like this level of service and thank to you all our customers completing the survey.

What is Needed to Quote Your Circuit Board Assembly

June 22, 2020

By Zack Keas

I am often asked, what does SMD need to provide a quotation. I thought it would be helpful to elaborate on what SMD requires at a minimum.

SMD works with the top electronics distributors to evaluate your component stock amount, pricing, and lead-time should stock not be available.

SMD works with both domestic and offshore PCB fabricators to meet the needs and requirements your custom PCB requires.

SMD also provides Cable and Wiring Harness Assemblies. Customers like the convenience of having SMD supply both their circuit board assembly and cable/wiring harness needs and requirements.

Contact Us for your quotation, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Industry Update Regarding Cypress

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Customer Survey Results Q1 2020

By Zack Keas on April 30, 2020

 

An integral part of ISO 9001:2015 is customer satisfaction.  If you are not already working with SMD, does your current supplier obtain, monitor, measure, analyze and evaluate your degree of customer satisfaction? If not, how does your supplier continuously improve?  Every six months SMD sends a survey to our customers asking for their feedback regarding Quality, Delivery, Quote Turnaround and overall Satisfaction with SMD.  Via SurveyMonkey, we are pleased to be meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality, delivery and overall satisfaction, and continuously improving quote turnaround.  Our Net Promoter® Score placed us in the top third of more than 151,000 global benchmark companies with zero detractors.

Contact Us if you would like this level of service and thank to you all our customers completing the survey.

SMD to exhibit at Southeast Design-2-Part Show

SMD is coming to Southeast Design-2-Part Show in Raleigh, NC.

SMD will be exhibiting at the 2018 Southeast Design-2-Part Show in Raleigh October 10-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center

Visit SMD at booth 350, and meet one of the leading electronics contract manufacturers in the Southwest to learn more about our experience in manufacturing circuit board assemblies.

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2018 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference

SMD will be at the 2018 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference in Austin, TX.

SMD will be exhibiting at the 2018 Central Texas Manufacturing Expo & Conference in Austin September 13th at Palmer Events Center

The expo will feature over 80 vendors showcasing advanced products, capabilities, and services. A full day of panels and presentations will explore trends in automation, smart factories, logistics and industry updates, and lean leadership.

Visit SMD at booth 216, and meet one of the leading electronics contract manufacturers in the Southwest to learn more about our experience in manufacturing circuit board assemblies.

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Sales Manager Zack Keas speaking at the 2017 UAS Tech Forum

Sales Manager Zack Keas speaking at the 2017 UAS Tech Forum in Wichita, Kansas about how SMD (Surface Mount Depot) can support the unmanned aerial systems industry with their custom-designed circuit board assemblies, cables and wiring harnesses, and electromechanical (box build) assemblies.