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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…

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.…
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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,…

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…

Mining Safety: MSHA Certification and Mining Acts

Mining Safety, MSHA Certification   Mining safety has been looked upon with growing concern for over a hundred years. This is due to, it's dangerous working conditions. In addition to its highly unstable ground. Consequently, the introduction…
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…
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Another Incredible eCommerce Benefit: No Major Capital Expenditures

Another incredible benefit that comes with embracing eCommerce for manufacturers: No major capital expenditures.  For the record, I am CHEAP. Extremely cheap.  Feel free to ask my wife, friends, family or even my 140 LB Rottweiler.  Actually,…
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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…
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…
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Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder Step by Step Video Tour

Let's go on a little tour. A quick video tour of the Falconer Electronics Instant Ground Strap QuoteBuilder.  Excitedly, the team at Falconer Electronics, Inc. produced our very own software tool for customers (we are so proud of ourselves…
Wire Harness Assembly

Wire Harness Terms: A Helpful List for New Buyers

A Helpful List of Wire Harness Terms  The list below includes a number of Wire Harness Terms and Definitions. Many of our customers are new to outsourcing their wire harness assemblies. Therefore, you will find these Wire Harness Terms helpful.…
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Twentieth Century Wire Insulation: History of Wire Harness Assemblies

Twentieth Century Wire Insulation Wire Insulation drastically increased in popularity in the Twentieth Century. Especially when advancing technology became more accessible. The twentieth century saw the use of natural rubber compounds to…
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Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation: The Beginning of Wire Insulation

Nineteenth Century Wire Insulation The history of wire insulation starts in the nineteenth century. Insulators are in electrical equipment. Also, insulation helps support and separate electrical conductors. An insulating material that encases…

Wire Harness Accuracy: Mechanical Integrity and Electrical Requirements

The team at Falconer Electronics has a keen eye for wire harness accuracy. This is due to our creation of literally millions of wire harness assemblies. Assembling of a wire harness needs to include complying with the manufacturer's requirements. These…

Wire Harnesses: The History of Keeping Wires Safe

The History of Wire Harnesses In the 1920's, wire harnesses became more prominent. Especially in the automotive industry. Engineers found that binding the many wires and cables into a wire harness allowed the wires and cables to be better…

Crimping Tools: Wire Harness Manufacturing at Falconer Electronics

Crimping Tools When crimping wires and cables for our customers, utilizing heavy duty Crimping Tools allows our team to execute jobs with accuracy and efficiency. As a wire harness manufacturer, Crimping Tools play a key role to long term…

The SBDC Recognizes Falconer Electronics

Our team is completely honored to be recognized by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC.    We extend a huge thank you for all of their help!      SBDC Success Story: Falconer Electronics   September…

The Cons of Doing Business with Foreign Countries

An American business purchasing products from foreign countries certainly creates many challenges. When working with a foreign company there can be some difficulty with achieving a positive final outcome. A few issues that can arise include: Misunderstandings…
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Onshoring Custom Manufacturing in the U.S. 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, we have witnessed many ups and downs in manufacturing. Recently, it seems like…

Offshoring: How it Affects Our Country’s Economy

Offshoring occurs when a company chooses to have their production outsourced to a country outside the United States. This is due to the hope that their labor costs will be lower. However, there's something these companies don’t realize. Their…
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15 Important Safety Tips for Outlet Strips

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Safety for Outlet Strips             Outlet strips have many different uses in everyday life. They have many safety features as well. These features keep everyone safe. Extension cord, power strip or surge protector devices provide…

Crimping Wires: The Do’s & Don’ts with Wire Harness Manufacturing

Crimping wires is a core function for all Wire Harness Manufacturers. Consequently, at Falconer Electronics we like to say that crimping wires with strict accuracy and precision is an art form.  Developing a highly skilled staff takes years. It…

Custom Wire Harness Assembly: Wire Harness Manufacturing Since 1985

Falconer Electronics has served as a Custom Wire Harness Assembly Manufacturer since 1985. Producing high quality wire harness assemblies takes a tremendous amount of time, skill and expertise. However, many companies do not possess the experience,…

Creating Proprietary Product Line at a Custom Manufacturer

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As we continue our blog series on New Product Development, this post covers creating a proprietary product line. In particular, creating a proprietary product line from the perspective of a custom manufacturer. Our team at Falconer Electronics…

The Ground Strap QuoteBuilder = Fast & Easy 

Welcome to the Ground Strap QuoteBuilder Looking for a Custom Ground Strap? In particular, a ground strap manufactured in the U.S.A. Well, look no further. You have landed at the right place. Falconer Electronics proudly announces the brand…
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Helpful Tips for New Product Development

Developing a new product brings a wide range of emotions such as excitement, frustration, encouragement, depression, and exhilaration (not necessarily in that order). The bottom line: Developing a new product brings hope. Hope that the product…
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Studying Entrepreneurial Success: The Edison Papers at Rutgers University

Are you deeply passionate about electronics? Do you love history as well? If so, you need to check out the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University (click here). The Edison Papers at Rutgers University serves as an extremely ambitious…

American Made: Understanding “All or Virtually All”

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Many small manufacturers in the U.S. struggle to determine if the product that they assemble, manufacture or produce truly qualifies for the labels "Made in USA" or "American Made". Complying with American Made Standards The world is shrinking…

Do You Use Google AdWords to Boost Your Business?

Businesses plunging into ecommerce in the 1990's certainly faced many challenges. One of the greatest challenges? Finding new customers. Think about this for a moment..........Google did not exist back then. Let alone Google AdWords to help…

Summertime Gadgets to Get You Through Any Heatwave

Everyone knows that summertime means outdoor activities. Also, it means trying to stay cool indoors. Summertime Gadgets are a must to get through the hot days and nights. Below we have compiled a list of electronic gadgets that are must haves for…

Happy 153rd Birthday Mina Miller Edison: July 6, 1865

On this day, 153 years ago, July 6, 1865, an amazing woman was born: Mina Miller Edison. Mina was a positive force which she demonstrated with her many incredible achievements. Especially as the wife of Thomas Edison, a wonderful mother and…

Facts You May Not Know About the Thomas Edison Family

The Thomas Edison Family name is well known. Everyone that has ever learned about electricity knows of Thomas Edison. However, how much does anyone really know about the entire Edison family? The facts below can bring the entire Edison family…
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Inventions of Thomas Edison: Successes and Failures

Thomas Edison's Successful Inventions In the Beginning Thomas Edison had many inventions. However, in 1868, at the age of 22, Thomas Edison invented an "electrical vote recorder". This was Edison's first patent. This recorder was a very simple…

Utilizing LinkedIn for Small Manufacturers

Fortune.com recently announced that LinkedIn has now grown to 500 million users in over 200 countries. Estimates also show that 227 million LinkedIn users are active on a monthly basis. As the largest professional social network, are you…
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The EEVBlog: “No Script, No Fear and All Opinion”

Do you love electronics as much as we do? Do you also have a wicked sense of humor? Enjoy watching awesome videos on electronics as well? In particular, videos delivered with a contagious enthusiasm? Well we have the answer for you. Due to popular…
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Struggling with SEO? Check Out Brian Dean at Backlinko

Struggling with Internet Marketing and SEO? Overwhelmed? Frustrated? Do you find link building daunting? Well help is just a click away. Check out Brian Dean at Backlinko.com. Brian Dean is a MUST read for all small business owners. Especially…
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E-commerce for Manufacturers

As an electronics custom manufacturer for over 30 years, we have watched many trends come and go. This week we discussed the continued steady growth with B2B E-commerce. Of course, this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So…
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Small Manufacturers Embracing B2B Ecommerce

B2B Ecommerce is an explosive growth market showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This is exciting on two fronts. Not only for the tremendous growth opportunities for B2B companies but also the sheer size of the market. Forrester predicts…
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The ProBlogger – From Down Under – Will Help Take You to the Top

In 2008, when blogging was still relatively new, I purchased a book (pic below) about blogging. In attempt to figure out how to approach this new fad at the time. The title of the book, "ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure…
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James Lewis: The Bald Engineer Delivers Electrifying Information

As electronics geeks, we thoroughly enjoy following James Lewis (aka: the Bald Engineer). James delivers outstanding  information, tips and product reviews on his electronics blog. If you are an electronics junkie like us, you will find his…
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WordPress Blogging Guide for Manufacturers: Getting Green in Readability and SEO

The History of Blogging The internet has been around since the 80's. However, blogging was first established in the mid 90's. The term "blog" wasn't recognized back then. Due to this, the first "blog" was a personal homepage of a college…
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Need Help With Internet Marketing? Follow Marketing Guru Neil Patel

If you are new to Internet Marketing and Social Media for your business, you must follow marketing guru Neil Patel. Additionally, even if you are a seasoned veteran with online marketing strategies, you should still follow Neil Patel as well. You…
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Social Media Marketing For Manufacturers

Why use social media you may ask? In particular, our friends in manufacturing. There are many ways to utilize social media websites for your business. They are free to use and can be a great marketing tool to get your information out. The content…
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protocol 80 + Inbound Marketing = Hitting Goals

Inbound Marketing with protocol 80 Falconer Electronics had the privilege of working with protocol 80 this past year. This program was made possible through a partnered effort with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown…
Wire Harness Estimate

Instant Wire Harness Estimate: Your Step By Step Guide

When it comes to gathering a wire harness estimate and quote from various suppliers, the process can cause a lot of frustration. Slow response times from vendors negatively impact your deadlines. Furthermore, it can impact your credibility with…
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UL Listings at Falconer Electronics

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As we continue our series on New Product Development, a key component with the process includes obtaining certification at UL Standards. In the last post we discussed "The Importance of UL, CSA, and ETL Safety Certifications". Earning UL listings…
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Start With a Working Prototype for Your New Product

Prototype! A well working Prototype! To continue our series 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 model…

Are You Designing a New Product in Electronics? You Need Predictable Designs

John Teel at Predictable Designs WOW! After reading several fantastic blog posts from John Teel at Predictable Designs, we decided to share this extremely valuable information. Especially for the individual or company that is plunging…
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How to Find an Electrical Engineer

Searching for an Electrical Engineer  Last week 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 now time to move forward with your…