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A Century of Experience Soldering Circuit Boards at Falconer Electronics

The team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) produces hundreds of thousands of circuit boards annually. This comes as no surprise since our soldering department includes an all-star lineup of a seasoned staff surpassing 100 years of experience…
Prototype

Start With a Working Prototype for Your New Product

Prototype! A well working Prototype! To continue our discussion on New Product Development by building "Building a Better Mousetrap", let's explore creating a prototype. When starting out with a brand new product, perfecting a working…

5 Things That You Didn’t Know Contain PCBs

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How often do we really think about the electric makeup of everyday objects? We use things every single day that contain printed circuit boards and we don’t realize it. We’ve collected a list of everyday objects that may surprise you by…
grounding wire | custom ground wires

What is a Grounding Wire and How Do They Keep You Safe?

What is a Grounding Wire? The process is simple: pick up a cord, plug it in, and voila—the light is turned on, the computer is charging, or the toaster makes toast. From a user’s perspective, the process of using an electrical outlet to…
lead-free

10 Things NOT To Do While Holding a Soldering Iron

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Avoiding Grief and Pain When Using Your Soldering Iron In a previous blog post, we discussed soldering safety tips. Our team brings over 100 years of experience with soldering circuit boards. Over the years, we have learned the best practices…
Electrical Engineer

How to Find an Electrical Engineer to Help Tackle Your New Product

Looking for an electrical engineer to help you create your new product? Recently, we discussed "Building the Better Mouse Trap". So let's just say that you have a brilliant new product in mind. A solution that customers will love! It's…

“If You Build a Better Mousetrap, the World Will Beat a Path to Your Door”

Building a Better Mousetrap That is Profitable  "If You Build a Better Mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door." American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with that famous line from the nineteenth century. However,…

SHARP Program: Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program

The acronym SHARP stands for Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. The SHARP program works with small businesses who have made a commitment to operate an exemplary injury as well as illness prevention program. There are many benefits…
Manufacturing eCommerce Success

Metal Mafia + Above the Fray = Manufacturing eCommerce Success

Metal Mafia + Above the Fray = Manufacturing eCommerce Success.  As a manufacturer, taking the plunge into eCommerce brings many challenges as well as lots of possible stress. Partnering with the RIGHT eCommerce firm plays a critical role…
AWG

AWG Wire Gauge Standard Vs. SWG Wire Gauge Standard

American Wire Gauge or AWG is the standard way of measuring wire gauges in the United States. However, in other countries, they use a different standard of measuring, SWG or British Imperial Standard Wire Gauge, for example. The availability…
Wire Gauge

Tips for Choosing the Correct Gauge of Wire for the Job

How to Choose the Best Wire Gauge for Your Project Have you been looking into a wiring project? Do you know what gauge of wire is best suited for your needs? Our tips can help you in the choosing process of wires! **Always have electrical…
Custom Electronics Manufacturer

Competitive Edge: Partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer

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Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S. Since 1985 Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) has proudly served its community as a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer since 1985. Our customers love the convenience as well as the flexibility of working…
Supplies Components: Wire Harness Manufacturer

Who Supplies Components When Outsourcing Production? – Part 7

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Supply or not supply? That is the question for today. When outsourcing to a custom manufacturer, a common question occurs, "Who Supplies Components When Outsourcing Production?" Do you supply your own parts and materials or is it more cost-effective…
Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer

Touring a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 6

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Part 6! We almost feel like the Harry Potter Series (my daughter would be proud of that analogy). Each week we have been addressing the due diligence and selection process when deciding to outsource wire harness manufacturing. Today we explore…

Discreet Questions to Determine Financial Viability When Outsourcing – Part 5

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Outsourcing manufacturing operations can deliver tremendous benefits to your business. Unfortunately, there are many risks attached as well. Today we continue discussions by addressing Discreet Questions to Determine Character Compatibility…

Interviewing a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 4

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Asking Challenging Questions Gains Valuable Information  When considering outsourcing services to a custom manufacturer of any industry, asking challenging questions is critical for selecting the best fit possible. Having a list of tough questions…
New Wire Harness Manufacturer

How to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 3

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Trying to Find a New Wire Harness Manufacturer? You have landed on the right place. As a Custom Wire Harness Manufacturer since 1985, our team at Falconer Electronics has worked with hundreds of customers ranging from numerous different industries.  This…
IMEC

IMEC Offers eCommerce Workshop Featuring Falconer Electronics

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IMEC, the Illinois MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), teamed up with B2Btail.com to offer an exciting eCommerce virtual workshop for manufacturers which features a case study with Falconer Electronics.  Click here for registration: DRIVE…

Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer – Part 2

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Last week we discussed, when is the right time to consider Outsourcing Your Wire Harness Assembly Process. We have found several scenarios where a customer approaches us for the first time when they are Selecting a Wire Harness Manufacturer.…

Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process – Part 1

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Is it Time to Outsource Your Wire Harness Assembly Process?  "Should we begin outsourcing our Wire Harness Assembly Process?" This is a common question that our new customers typically ask themselves before reaching out to us. Many times…
Wire Insulation Types

Wire Insulation Types used at Falconer Electronics Inc.

Wire Insulation Types One of the key components of a wire is its insulation. However, there is a number of factors that come into play. Things such as stability and long life, dielectric properties, resistance to high temperature, resistance…

Types of Wire Terminals When Building a Wire Harness Assembly

Types of Wire Terminals When Building a Wire Harness In a previous blog post, we light-heartedly declared ourselves as experts in matchmaking wires with wire terminals. Especially since we have been building wire harness assemblies for over…

Printed Circuit Board Safety at Falconer Electronics

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Printed Circuit Board Safety Printed Circuit Board Safety has been a serious concern in our industry. Especially, with the vast growth and development over the years. There are many safety issues when assembling and producing printed circuit…

Univ. of Nebraska MEP eCommerce Workshop Featuring Falconer Electronics

The University of Nebraska MEP and B2Btail teamed up to present the "Manufacturing eCommerce Success" workshop which features Falconer Electronics as a case study.  This exciting program takes place on Thursday November 5th at 10:00 est.  Click…
Manufacturers Digitizing

US Manufacturers Digitizing at Twice the Rate of Other Businesses

Alibaba.com, the B2B business unit of Alibaba Group, announced the results of its Alibaba.com U.S. B2B Small and Medium Business (SMB) Survey and launched a new Digitization Sprint for U.S. SMB manufacturers digitizing – a traditionally analog…

14 Helpful Soldering Safety Tips at Falconer Electronics

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Soldering Safety Tips Hand soldering printed circuit boards takes tremendous skill, patience, and expertise. As we discussed in a previous blog post, our team at Falconer Electronics has over 100 years of soldering printed circuit board experience.…
Core Strengths

Focus on Your Core Strengths for Your Keyword Strategy

Focusing on your core strengths for your keyword strategy plays a critical role in executing a successful eCommerce strategy.  Especially since targeting your core strengths allows you to better market and brand your business by beating the…

eCommerce Allows You to Test Market New Products & Ideas (Cheaply)

Another powerful benefit available with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: eCommerce allows you the opportunity to explore the market by testing new products and ideas.  In other words, eCommerce enables you to create your very own R &…
Alaska MEP

Alaska MEP eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

The Alaska MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) offers this exciting webinar on eCommerce Strategies for Manufacturers on September 9 at 5:00 est which features a case study with Falconer Electronics.  Click here to learn more about the…
Congressman Reed

‘Humble Beginnings’: Congressman Reed Tours Falconer Electronics

Congressman Reed toured Falconer Electronics on August 25, 2020. Our team was blown away by the Congressman's genuine interest and care for not only the company but also each staff member as individuals.  Check out the press release here:…
Power in the Title

Our Top Five Songs with the Word “Power” in the Title

Today we discuss our Top 5 Songs with the word “Power” in the title.  Want a powerful kick in the current lockdown? Here is a list of some of the popular songs that contain the words “power”. These songs can put you in a great mood…
the Ground

Our Top Five Songs with the Word “Ground” in the Title

As a Ground Strap Manufacturer, we find ourselves partial to the word "Ground".  So much so, even when it comes to our music selection.  There are hundreds of millions of songs out there. You can get anything from deep, meaningful romantic…
MFG Out Loud

GET REAL Marketing for Manufacturers with MFG Out Loud

Guess what? There is a new Sheriff in town amongst the world of podcasts for manufacturers. MFG Out Loud!  Actually, I should say, sheriffs. Allison DeFord and Ray Ziganto are the Hosts with the Mosts!  This outstanding podcast targets those…

Mohawk Valley SBDC eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

The Mohawk Valley SBDC offers a virtual eCommerce workshop on August 5 at 10:30 which features a case study with Falconer Electronics.  With a new sense of urgency for entrepreneurs to create a strong digital presence, please join us for a…
Buffalo Business First

Falconer Electronics Wins “Innovative Manufacturer of the Year” at Buffalo Business First

We have extremely exciting news to share with you. Falconer Electronics earned the award for the innovative manufacturer of the year for 2020 at Buffalo Business First. Due to its excellence and consistent quality, Falconer Electronics was…

Niagara SBDC eCommerce Webinar Featuring Falconer Electronics

Are you longing to travel somewhere fun as well as exciting? How about a little escape on a day trip to Niagara Falls with the Niagara SBDC?!?!  Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?!?! Well...Even if you cannot physically travel there... Please…
Direct

Options for Selling “Manufacturer Direct”…..to NOT Consider

"Manufacturer Direct"! It certainly has a nice ring to it, right? As a manufacturer looking to diversify, many exciting options exist for you to consider.  Especially when it comes to selling direct to end-users or consumers.  However,…
Digi-Key

Digi-Key Answers the Call Each and Every Time

Digi-Key serves as a remarkable resource for our company as well as our customers. Simply put, they rock! As we all know, vendor reliability is absolutely critical. Especially when you encounter tight customer deadlines and narrow windows to…
Best Kept Secret

Hey Manufacturers, Being the “Best Kept Secret” is No Longer an Option 

"We prided ourselves as being the "Best Kept Secret" for decades. However, the internet changed everything. Now what?" Unfortunately, I kept hearing this comment over and over from manufacturers. Especially from custom manufacturers.  Many…

Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards. In particular, hand Soldering Circuit Boards which is a daily activity at our facility.  Our customers love the…

Captain Your Ship! eCommerce Helps You Stay in Your Wheelhouse 

Another tremendous benefit for manufacturers embracing eCommerce: eCommerce allows you to stay in your wheelhouse.  As a manufacturer, ever find yourself stumbling out of your wheelhouse?  Drifting down a path that falls outside of your…
Reshoring

The Reshoring Initiative Stresses the “Return-Manufacturing-Home” Message

The Reshoring Initiative! If you are a U.S. Manufacturer, the words "Reshoring Initiative" brings music to your ears.  For example, reshoring certainly looks to play a critical role moving forward following COVID-19 pandemic.  Especially…
Proprietary Process

Hey Manufacturer, Let’s Scale Your Proprietary Process with eCommerce

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Scale Your Proprietary Process! How?  With eCommerce.  Let's discuss further.  eCommerce Answers the Call Yes indeed, eCommerce allows you to Scale Your Proprietary Process. However, before we discuss eCommerce, let's take a look…
IndustrialSage

IndustrialSage: The Industry Leading Media Company for Manufacturers

Are you familiar with IndustrialSage.com?  If not, do yourself a favor and check out IndustrialSage at your earliest convenience (click here). Especially if you are a manufacturer.  In short, IndustrialSage is a community of engaged professionals…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Harness Manufacturing of Wires at Falconer Electronics Since 1985

Wire Harness Manufacturing is our foundation. Actually, it runs in our blood. The Team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) takes tremendous pride manufacturing amazing products for our customers. As a Custom Wire Harness Manufacturer, assembling…

Blogging Reduces that “Social Distance” Between You and Your Customers

Randy McNeely, who owns the title "Kindness Champion" and also serves as the executive producer of "The Kindness Hunters" TV Show recently shared this thought, "I prefer not to use the phrase 'social distance'. As social creatures, we are 'physically…

Wire Harness Testing: Striving for Perfection at Falconer Electronics

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Consistency as well as accurate Wire Harness Testing contributes significantly to our successful customer relationships.  Especially since wire Harness Manufacturing and Assembly runs through our veins. As a result, we have built literally…
menu

Hey Manufacturer, What’s on Your Menu? Perhaps a Plate of eCommerce?

As a manufacturer, what is on your menu? What is your specialty? You know, your signature dish. In other words, what are you known for that customers eagerly line up to get a taste? For many manufacturers, this may come as a loaded question. As…
Power Strips on Amazon

Falconer Electronics Commercial Power Strips on Amazon * Made in USA

Falconer Electronics now offers its line of Commercial Power Strips for purchase on Amazon. Falconer Electronics has been producing high-quality Heavy Duty Outlet Strips since 1985. Additionally, all commercial power strips now available from…
Wire Harness Manufacturing

Wire Insulation Evolution: Safety and Protecting Electrical Wires

Wire Insulation Wires can be found basically everywhere. This wouldn't be possible without wire insulation to keep us all safe.  Any electrical product that demands an electrical current typically requires a wire (or cable). Even when…