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Through Hole vs Surface Mount Assembly

Surface Mount and Through Hole are both commonly used styles of assembly and soldering. Both have advantages and specific applications that can be useful to different companies. Some businesses prefer one type of assembly process over the other.…

History of Surface Mount Technology

The History of Surface Mount Technology Surface Mount Technology was developed in the 1960s but didn’t become a popular technology until the 1980s. The original name for this technology was planar mounting. IBM designed a major of the components…

Surface Mount Machinery (LE40V)

New machinery is developed when there is  new technological advancements. There is new machinery that takes a part of production that originally had to be done by hand and turns it into an automated action. Surface mount technology is a perfect…

Canadian Standards Association (C.S.A.)

History of Canadian Standards Association (CSA)          The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was founded in 1919 by Sir John Kennedy, Chairman of the Civil Engineers’ Canadian Advisory Committee. This was first established as…
ETL Certification Benefits

ETL Certification Benefits Falconer Electronics

 ETL Certification Benefits with Commercial Power Strips Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) manufacturers commercial power strips as well as many other exciting electrical products. Manufacturing safe and superior electrical products has been…

UL- Underwriters Laboratories

History of UL In 1894 William Henry Merrill founded Underwriters Laboratories or UL. “Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau” was the original name of Underwriters Laboratories. Then, in 1903 they published their first literature on safety…
safety certifications

Electronic Safety Certification

Certification of electrical products is crucial. As a result of a product being certified, it is guaranteed to be of superior quality. Therefore, the regulation of electrical products is to ensure safety and environmental obligations. Additionally, there…

Business with Other Countries: The Cons

There are times when an American business is the supplier of products in other countries. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving the final outcome. A few of the issues that can arise are the misunderstanding…
ETL Certification - Commercial Power Strips

ETL Certification with Commercial Power Strips

  Falconer Electronics Gains ETL Certification for Major Retailer in Time for Christmas In August 2016, a Fortune 500 retailer contacted Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) to tackle a time-sensitive commercial power strip project. This major…

Outsourcing vs. Offshoring

Outsourcing and Offshoring are thought to be the same thing. They are often used interchangeably at times due to the assumption of their likeness. However, there is a big difference between the two. Outsourcing is when pieces of a final…

Offshoring: How it Affects Our Country’s Economy

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to perform some or all of their production in a country other than that of the United States. A company may choose to move their production elsewhere. This is under the understanding that their costs,…

Onshoring Custom Manufacturing in the US is on the Rise

Falconer Electronics Inc. is seeing a strong upward trend in onshoring custom manufacturing. As a United States based contract manufacturer for over 30 years the company knows what works and what doesn't. However, there are numerous challenges…