• Product development
  • Process considerations
  • Materials
  • Acceptance testing
  • Transition to volume production.
  • It also looks at other examples of key issues to consider in ensuring that technologically complex products migrate from the lab to the production floor in manufacturable and testable form. Key words: RoHS, prototypes, EMS, lead-free, NPI">

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    KEY ISSUES IN SUPPORTING LEAD-FREE AND COMPLEX PROTOTYPES IN THE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING SERVICES ENVIRONMENT

    Author: Elliot L. Shev
    Company: SMS Technologies, Inc.
    Date Published: 9/25/2005   Conference: SMTA International


    Abstract: Competitive electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers are often required not only to support the requirements their customers specify, but also to assist customers in defining those requirements in ways that contribute to efficient and cost effective production processes.

    This is very evident in the product development phase. Introduction of lead-free processes is another example of an area where EMS providers are leading in requirements definition. As the manufacturing "experts", EMS providers play an integral role in supporting nextgeneration technology where the design emphasis may initially be on function rather than manufacturability.

    This paper looks at the challenges associated with RoHScompliant prototyping and suggests key points of consideration for both EMS providers and OEM design teams in the areas of:

  • Product development
  • Process considerations
  • Materials
  • Acceptance testing
  • Transition to volume production.
  • It also looks at other examples of key issues to consider in ensuring that technologically complex products migrate from the lab to the production floor in manufacturable and testable form.

    Key words: RoHS, prototypes, EMS, lead-free, NPI



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