How to manage the health of the battery pack - BMS solutions
Date of publication: 06.05.2024

How to manage the health of the battery pack - BMS solutions

In an era dominated by technology, where sustainability and efficiency are paramount, battery condition management via a battery management system (BMS) is becoming an extremely important component. Why is this the case? These systems, complex in their functionality, are a lifeline for extending the utility and reliability of battery packs in a wide range of applications. From electric vehicles (EVs) to portable electronics and large-scale energy storage systems, the role of the BMS is extremely important.

Reshoring electronics manufacturing back to Europe
Date of publication: 17.04.2024

Reshoring electronics manufacturing back to Europe

For many years, the electronics manufacturing industry was dominated by the appeal of low-cost offshore production, especially in China. Companies sought to maximize profits by leveraging the cost advantages offered by these regions. However, the tide is turning. A growing number of companies are reevaluating their offshore strategies and bringing their production processes back to Europe – a trend known as "reshoring."

How to design electronic circuit - a step-by-step guide with expert tips
Date of publication: 03.04.2024

How to design electronic circuit - a step-by-step guide with expert tips

Designing electronic circuits involves a combination of creativity and accuracy. It's fairly obvious that if you want to be successful at electronic circuit design, you must understand each component and practice a lot. However, there are several guidelines that designers and DIY beginners must follow to create circuits that are both optimal and efficient.

Enhancing EMS Supply Chain transparency and cost management
Date of publication: 14.03.2024

Enhancing EMS Supply Chain transparency and cost management

In the intricate world of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), mastering the art of cost management and ensuring supply chain transparency are not just strategic advantages—they're necessities. A robust cost management plan becomes the backbone of successful project management, particularly when it comes to navigating the complexities of project costs and the supply chain. Effective cost management strategies are essential for project managers and project teams alike, as they seek to balance the demands of quality, efficiency, and budgetary constraints.

VECTOR BLUE HUB earns prestigious ISO environmental certification: this is a new chapter towards sustainable electronics manufacturing
Date of publication: 05.03.2024

VECTOR BLUE HUB earns prestigious ISO environmental certification: this is a new chapter towards sustainable electronics manufacturing

As a VECTOR BLUE HUB, we are pleased to announce our latest achievement: obtaining ISO environmental certification. This not only signifies our dedication to sustainable practices but also elevates our standing in the competitive landscape of electronics design and manufacturing. By securing the ISO 14001 certification, we demonstrate our commitment to eco-innovation and the adherence to global environmental standards.

Navigating the impact of EMS Partner's internal processes on your business
Date of publication: 28.02.2024

Navigating the impact of EMS Partner's internal processes on your business

In the dynamic world of Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS), the intricate dance between a business and its EMS partner is pivotal. This partnership, often underestimated, can significantly influence a business’s trajectory. The internal processes and procedures of an EMS partner are not mere back-office mechanics; they are the gears that drive the industrialization of your product. This article provides significant insight into the impact these processes have on your business and how you can leverage this understanding to foster more effective collaboration and improve internal processes.

PCB test: What it is and how it helps identify and solve problems
Date of publication: 15.02.2024

PCB test: What it is and how it helps identify and solve problems

Which PCB testing method is right for you? Learn about different quality assurance and reliability techniques in this comprehensive guide.

How Through Hole Soldering Works? - Principles and Technique
Date of publication: 26.01.2024

How Through Hole Soldering Works? - Principles and Technique

Is through-hole soldering the best fit for your needs? Learn its principles and technique for successful electronics assembly and make informed decisions.

Why Outsource Electronic Design Services? - Smart or Not?
Date of publication: 19.01.2024

Why Outsource Electronic Design Services? - Smart or Not?

When it comes to creating electronics, it's a complex world with numerous processes to navigate. As a product owner aiming to launch your innovations, you have two options: either manage every aspect of the development process yourself, provided you possess the expertise and resources or hire an external electronic design company. However, for most business owners looking to make a smart choice, the strategic approach often involves capitalizing on your strengths while delegating tasks where your expertise may be limited.

Understanding the Risks of Delaying Business Model Verification in EMS: A Comprehensive Insight
Date of publication: 16.01.2024

Understanding the Risks of Delaying Business Model Verification in EMS: A Comprehensive Insight

The business landscape in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry is a complex labyrinth of evolving technologies, rapidly changing consumer demands, and stiff competition. In this dynamic scenario, a key factor that determines the success of a venture is the effectiveness of its business model. But how can one ensure the viability and scalability of a business model, especially in an industry as intricate and competitive as EMS? Read this article to find out!

What is Box Build Assembly? Optimize your electronic product with expert!
Date of publication: 07.12.2023

What is Box Build Assembly? Optimize your electronic product with expert!

In electronics manufacturing, envisioning the process as a well-orchestrated symphony could be a compelling perspective. In this symphony of creation, each participant plays a vital role: engineers, various vendors, and an array of components come together, much like musicians in an orchestra, to harmonize their expertise and resources.

Design of hardened devices for harsh conditions. Crafting resilience with VECTOR BLUE HUB
Date of publication: 27.11.2023

Design of hardened devices for harsh conditions. Crafting resilience with VECTOR BLUE HUB

In today's dynamic technological landscape, devices have seamlessly woven themselves into the fabric of our daily lives, from urban comforts to the challenging fringes of our world. As society advances in search of new solutions for growing needs, there is also an increasing demand for resiliently designed, intelligent equipment in the telecommunications sector, across various fields of its application. As we push through this technological era, the hardening and reliability of these devices in harsh conditions become paramount.

Types of PCB Connectors: Find the right solution for your needs!
Date of publication: 21.11.2023

Types of PCB Connectors: Find the right solution for your needs!

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) connectors are important components in electronic devices such as sensors, microcontrollers, and peripherals, to the PCB, enabling the transmission of electrical signals and power between different components. They come in a wide variety of types, each designed for specific applications and performance requirements. A broad range of PCB connection types are available to meet various applications, conditions, circuit types, and design needs.

The Multilayer PCB: What it is, how it works, and when you should use it
Date of publication: 07.11.2023

The Multilayer PCB: What it is, how it works, and when you should use it

In the world of electronics, where technological advancements occur rapidly, the multilayer PCB has established its dominance. Over the past few decades, multilayer printed circuit boards have become an indispensable part of modern electronic devices, enabling them to meet the complex needs of today's consumers.

How are PCBs made? A Beginner's Guide to the PCB Manufacturing Process
Date of publication: 17.10.2023

How are PCBs made? A Beginner's Guide to the PCB Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing electronic components and devices is a very intricate process. Take phones, for example: From the screen to the frame and communication devices, each component is extremely intricate and has seen decades of research go into it. One component, however, stands above the rest and acts as the heart of most electronic devices, and that's the printed circuit board (PCB). From smartphones and laptops to household appliances, without the PCB, none of these devices function at all.

Single Layer PCB: Everything You Need to Know About Single-Layer PCBs
Date of publication: 28.09.2023

Single Layer PCB: Everything You Need to Know About Single-Layer PCBs

Creating an electronic circuit project typically involves the production of a printed circuit board (PCB). There are many different PCB types available on the market today. However, the single-layer PCB holds a special place among the various types of printed circuit boards available. If you've ever wondered what single-layer PCBs are, how they work, and when they're the ideal choice for your projects, you've come to the right place.

BGA Chips - Technology and Applications
Date of publication: 30.08.2023

BGA Chips - Technology and Applications

Modern electronics, where smaller sizes and increased capabilities are in demand, stimulated the development of Surface-Mount Technology (SMT). However, as demand grew, there was a requirement for faster assembly and higher-density technologies to accommodate these items.

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Basic Circuit Board Components
Date of publication: 20.08.2023

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Basic Circuit Board Components

It is no secret that printed circuit boards are the backbone of electronic devices. You will most find them in everyday electronics from smartphones and household appliances. They house essential electronic components and allow various parts of the device to communicate, which is required for these devices to properly function. Though they underpin much of our modern lifestyle, many people don't consider the technology that makes them function!

SMD Components: A Look at Different Types and How to Identify Them
Date of publication: 27.07.2023

SMD Components: A Look at Different Types and How to Identify Them

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-Hole Technology (THT) are two common types of technology used with printed circuit boards (PCBs). Professionals in the industry must understand the distinctions and benefits of these components. This article provides a comprehensive overview of Surface Mount Device (SMD) and THT components, highlighting their shared characteristics, differences, and the advantages of using electronic components in PCBs.

Collaborative Product Launch Planning with Your EMS Partner
Date of publication: 05.07.2023

Collaborative Product Launch Planning with Your EMS Partner

The new product introduction process always carries many potential risks. A successful concept phase preceding the development stage is crucial because implementing changes with the design process underway can be expensive and time-consuming.

Soldering 101: What is Solder Made of?
Date of publication: 26.06.2023

Soldering 101: What is Solder Made of?

The soldering process is an integral part of electronic assembly. When designing and manufacturing consumer electronics, all the electrical components of the printed circuit boards must be assembled onto it, and this is where soldering comes into play.

SMT Assembly: Advantages and Applications
Date of publication: 24.05.2023

SMT Assembly: Advantages and Applications

Surface Mount Technology (SMT) is a vital process that is transforming the electronics industry. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of SMT assembly, exploring its advantages over through-hole technology, the applications in which it is used, and the process involved in its implementation.

EMS Partner Selection: Choosing the Right Company, Regardless of its Size
Date of publication: 23.05.2023

EMS Partner Selection: Choosing the Right Company, Regardless of its Size

The electronics industry is a vague idea that covers everything from simple sensor modules in the IoT sector to complex telecommunication equipment. Each industry has its own requirements and certification restrictions, which means responsible and business-aware Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) partners know their strengths.

Flexible Supply Chain Process: A Solution to Market Challenges
Date of publication: 22.05.2023

Flexible Supply Chain Process: A Solution to Market Challenges

Efficient supply chain processes are becoming increasingly important in today’s global economy, and purchasing departments are critical in ensuring that companies operate smoothly.

Maximizing Efficiency with PCB Box Build Assembly Services
Date of publication: 09.05.2023

Maximizing Efficiency with PCB Box Build Assembly Services

When it comes to electronic manufacturing services, then integrated, fully functional products are our ultimate goal. This is why the final assembly and box-build capabilities complement our contract manufacturing services.

Streamlining Manufacturing with End-to-End Hardware Design Services
Date of publication: 08.04.2023

Streamlining Manufacturing with End-to-End Hardware Design Services

The complexity in electronic hardware design has become a burden for any company looking to accelerate the time to market new products. This is especially true in the technology industry, where new products and innovations are constantly being developed.

A Roadmap for Electronic Product Design and Development
Date of publication: 21.03.2023

A Roadmap for Electronic Product Design and Development

The electronics manufacturing process is challenging and sometimes very demanding. Due to unforeseen difficulties and product complexity, most hardware startups fail before their first innovative product hits the market. Thankfully, newer technologies, design techniques, and procedures have decreased the risk of failure in electronic device development, resulting in more successful products.

Electronic Product Redesign: Critical Factors to Keep in Mind
Date of publication: 15.03.2023

Electronic Product Redesign: Critical Factors to Keep in Mind

Electronic products have revolutionised how we live, work, and interact with the world around us, playing an increasingly vital role in nearly every aspect of modern society. As technology continues to rapidly evolve, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that many of these products will need to be redesigned to stay relevant and competitive.

The Science of Electromechanical Assembly: Precision in the Modern Age
Date of publication: 23.02.2023

The Science of Electromechanical Assembly: Precision in the Modern Age

Have you ever wondered how many electromechanical products there are around us? Electric lights brighten our homes, flat-screen televisions entertain us, while power supplies and accessories transmit power to every electronic product we use. Get a glimpse into what it takes to create them, and how we can help you!

Precision and Perfection: Exploring the Intricacies of PCB Prototype and Assembly
Date of publication: 15.02.2023

Precision and Perfection: Exploring the Intricacies of PCB Prototype and Assembly

Every functioning electronic device is powered by a core—the printed circuit board (PCB). Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are the framework of the electronic components, and they make it possible to connect the internal components.

IoT Product Certification: Case Study
Date of publication: 22.12.2022

IoT Product Certification: Case Study

Certification of an Internet of Things (IoT) electronic product is one of the main challenges for tech companies today. IoT products are quickly becoming a part of modern life, and their popularity is encouraging governments to step in and increase their safety regulations.

The Ultimate Guide to Design for Assembly Processes
Date of publication: 14.12.2022

The Ultimate Guide to Design for Assembly Processes

Converting consumer needs into final product designs is one of the challenges in the product manufacturing process. The design for assembly is essential because it guarantees that manufacturers can remain competitive and satisfy the never-ending expectations of their customers.

Understanding The Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) Process
Date of publication: 13.12.2022

Understanding The Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) Process

Regarding modern technology, the world is expanding extremely quickly, and the results are immediately felt in our day-to-day activities. There is now numerous advanced equipment in use that we could not have imagined in past years. However, with the help of these technological innovations, we get to improve our quality of living.

How To Introduce A New Product - NPI Process Guide With Best Practices
Date of publication: 11.12.2022

How To Introduce A New Product - NPI Process Guide With Best Practices

Huge trade exhibitions are held annually where manufacturers display all of their newest products to spark interest among distributors, dealers, and potential buyers. Many consumers may not realize or even consider the amount of work that went into the creation, development, and launch of the new items.

A Guide to Engineering Change Order (ECO)
Date of publication: 30.11.2022

A Guide to Engineering Change Order (ECO)

Change is driven by innovation. A significant number of changes take place every day in fast-paced sectors like the industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) industry and the high-tech world. No product ever reaches the market without undergoing quite a few design changes along the road, and even products that have already hit the market will probably require regular updates.

CEO Bartosz Kajut talks about the strategy behind VECTOR BLUE HUB exponential growth
Date of publication: 04.11.2022

CEO Bartosz Kajut talks about the strategy behind VECTOR BLUE HUB exponential growth

What are VECTOR BLUE HUB’s vision and strategy for exponential growth? What’s the fundamental element of our business development plan? To find out the answers to these and other questions, read the newly released interview with our CEO

EBOOK: 6 Don'ts in Electronics Manufacturing Services
Date of publication: 01.09.2022

EBOOK: 6 Don'ts in Electronics Manufacturing Services

Find out how you can take your relationship with EMS to the next level. In this ultimate guide we gathered the most significant hurdles that await all companies deciding to seek a new partner for design and manufacturing services.

Demystifying Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) - frequently asked questions
Date of publication: 01.08.2022

Demystifying Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) - frequently asked questions

What are Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS)? Should you outsource the manufacturing of your electronic products? What are the capabilities of EMS companies? These are questions many CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs have about the world of EMS. As an industry leader with decades of experience, Vector Blue Hub has prepared detailed answers to your most pressing questions about the electronics industry and the electronics manufacturing process!

We make your process effortless, with our specialized PCB Assembly service!
Date of publication: 24.07.2022

We make your process effortless, with our specialized PCB Assembly service!

As one of the top Electronics Manufacturing Services companies, VECTOR BLUE HUB also offers specialized and affordable electronic PCB assembly services. We have many years of experience and can assure you of 100% quality service.

Telecom electronic manufacturing services – trends and our portfolio
Date of publication: 21.07.2021

Telecom electronic manufacturing services – trends and our portfolio

It should be of no surprise that global telecom Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) are now in high demand. Television and the Internet connect us all – people, machines and companies worldwide – based on smart electronic and telecom products. Consumers’ choices continue to redefine the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in terms of safer, more accessible and faster methods of communication.

How to provide world-class EMS in telecom, industrial IoT and techmed
Date of publication: 09.07.2021

How to provide world-class EMS in telecom, industrial IoT and techmed

Read the interview with our CEO, Bartosz Kajut and our General Manager, Włodzimierz Babś where they share the story of VECTOR BLUE HUB and explain the unique concept of keeping design and manufacturing services under one roof.

Flexible PCB assembly (PCBA) for medical device
Date of publication: 24.05.2021

Flexible PCB assembly (PCBA) for medical device

The Industry 4.0 revolution redefines the way people, machines, and companies connect worldwide. Our awareness grows simultaneously with our desire to harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to facilitate data collection, such as by medical devices, wearables running on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or smart devices using Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. Here a challenge arises for electronic manufacturing companies, as they need to replace the traditional circuit board with a flexible printed one (PCB).

Supply chain management challenges - seven tips to mitigate risk
Date of publication: 11.03.2021

Supply chain management challenges - seven tips to mitigate risk

The pandemic has irrevocably changed the role of supply chain management (SCM) in manufacturing electronic devices. The coronavirus outbreak has exposed all weaknesses of the supply chain in maintaining production continuity and providing component availability. Many companies pursued a business continuity plan to reduce the risk of not keeping to agreed lead-times, but some contract manufacturers were too late to act.

Electronic Manufacturing Services -  design and mass production under one roof
Date of publication: 28.01.2021

Electronic Manufacturing Services - design and mass production under one roof

The ability to respond with services that deliver real value to the customer and invest their money wisely is today the most important aspect of Electronic Manufacturing Services. Keeping electronic design and manufacturing under one roof represents the smart approach, one where the customer benefits by being served better, faster and more cost-effectively.

Five reasons why you should seek an EMS partner that sticks to Design for X (DfX)
Date of publication: 07.12.2020

Five reasons why you should seek an EMS partner that sticks to Design for X (DfX)

The road to bringing the final electronic products to the mass market can be bumpy and fraught with difficulties. Everything starts with the custom electronics design, where we identify the requirements and establish a set of technological standards such as communication protocols.

Redefining today's Contract Manufacturing with Supply Chain Management
Date of publication: 10.11.2020

Redefining today's Contract Manufacturing with Supply Chain Management

What comes to mind when you think about prosperous contract manufacturing? Is it a combination of a real understanding of a third party's need, a savvy engineering team, and reliable processes?

Operational Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing Services - dispelling 5 myths
Date of publication: 15.10.2020

Operational Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing Services - dispelling 5 myths

Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) companies need to make smart decisions that bring real value to the customer, whether in product design, prototyping, or contract manufacturing. With operational excellence, they can achieve the highest levels of agility by doing things better, faster, and more flexibly.

COVID -19 impact on the telco electronics manufacturing sector
Date of publication: 20.07.2020

COVID -19 impact on the telco electronics manufacturing sector

The telco electronics sector is one of the most dynamically growing industries to have made major investments in broadband and internet services in recent years. The need for high capacity has been increasing steadily for years and the COVID-19 epidemic has accelerated global digitization. It is estimated that humankind “leapfrogged” some ten years forward over the past six months.

Spend your money wisely! On product design and electronics manufacturing services.
Date of publication: 18.05.2020

Spend your money wisely! On product design and electronics manufacturing services.

Product development spending can be a major item in many company budgets. Global manufacturers of electronic devices often have the means to initiate many projects and run them simultaneously, to eventually continue only those that have prospects to do well in the market. Can such an approach continue?

 COVID-19: how we contribute to the fight against coronavirus
Date of publication: 23.04.2020

COVID-19: how we contribute to the fight against coronavirus

BE ABLE TO HELP: The VECTOR Group funds the purchase of a ventilator for Szpitale Pomorskie (Pomeranian Hospitals) and supports the fight against COVID-19.

Why sketching is an important part of the hardware design process?
Date of publication: 20.04.2020

Why sketching is an important part of the hardware design process?

Sketching ideas is one of the first steps that you have to take when designing a product. Of course, it doesn’t just need to be used in a professional design process; this approach is well worth using in the visual presentation and development of any idea. The advantage of sketching is that you don’t have to be a trained artist to create sketches. With them, design concepts can be presented and explained easily.

10 things you need to know when choosing your Electronics Manufacturing Services partner
Date of publication: 01.04.2020

10 things you need to know when choosing your Electronics Manufacturing Services partner

You’ve got an idea for a new electronic product or even more: you’ve got a complete design for your solution and all you need to launch the product is a reliable partner who will turn your vision into a physical product. There are plenty of companies which provide such services and you are surely wondering what criteria you need to choose the best partner to work with.

Our mechanics design services have been recognized by the Polish Institute of Industrial Design
Date of publication: 08.03.2020

Our mechanics design services have been recognized by the Polish Institute of Industrial Design

A device designed by VECTOR BLUE HUB, an IP-RF signal modulator, marketed as ROTON, has been recognized by the Polish Institute of Industrial Design as one of the most innovative Polish design solutions presented at the exhibition of 25 Polish Design Process Success Stories.

It’s all designing good hardware of a beacon to make the most of it
Date of publication: 01.02.2020

It’s all designing good hardware of a beacon to make the most of it

Beacons are one of the examples of how we have transferred the well-known Bluetooth technology from everyday use to the business environment. We could expand their application on a bigger, more usable scale if the location services Bluetooth were more accurate. As it happens, it is already viable (you can track objects down to centimeters), but it needs more sophisticated technology - the technology which takes its beginning in the first steps of designing beacons hardware.

How do you profit when your manufacturer sticks to a process?
Date of publication: 03.12.2019

How do you profit when your manufacturer sticks to a process?

Recently, we went through the subject of working along with the process in companies. It is very wise of an entrepreneur to set the work in procedures (we know that now), but is it wise from the client's perspective to track down paragraphs? Let us keep an eye on what information clients get when they know their services provider sticks to process stages.

Process in the electronics industry - three musts which make it agile
Date of publication: 22.10.2019

Process in the electronics industry - three musts which make it agile

What does it mean that an organization's tasks flow down in a well-thought-through process right to their completion? Is it still a hard-and-fast fossilized thing of the past - a management dodo? Or sort of a business prism which casts the full picture of where the organization goes? Then it is nothing like a fossil but a map. And, putting the first steps in the unknown business endeavor, you would incline to join rather the man with a map than the one without it... In the electronic devices industry, the process - the perfect map - takes three features which will make it not inflexible, but agile.

X-ray inspection – why it is important?
Date of publication: 22.10.2019

X-ray inspection – why it is important?

Compaction of the components constituting electronic devices advances owing to the demand for the comfort of life and work, and also for sparing time. Devices have to be smaller, faster, more accessible and friendlier in terms of user experience. To be sure they will keep working for years we need to look them through – literally. X-ray inspection of the BGA soldering or joints on PCBs finds the smallest defections whose diameter may take no more than one micrometer… The accuracy of its quality control is, thus, spectacular. Is spectacular in this case becoming a standard? And why X-raying electronics saves money?

Our mechanics keep the electronics safe and sound - case study
Date of publication: 09.10.2019

Our mechanics keep the electronics safe and sound - case study

You stepped into the last stages of your project and already designed signal generators, so you are making yourself ready to send terabytes of data to the end users. Or, let us step backward, you want to distribute your new cutting-edge optical fibers but… with few favorable odds that you are going to connect them with coaxial RF connectors. Indeed, excitement dwindles much when we find ourselves in a system of the legacy infrastructure – old and dusty domestic wires long forgotten. It occurs, however, that there is a way out of such a technological despair with one simple move – even if your project has already arrived on an advanced stage.

Why to produce electronics in Europe?
Date of publication: 25.09.2019

Why to produce electronics in Europe?

After a few years of European electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market stagnation there has come the time for the rebirth. The European EMS industry will have reached 32 billion euro by 2021 as the Reed Electronics Research's report says. ADAMCIT (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Medical, Control & Industrial and Telecom) sectors in this area will soon be getting bigger and bigger at a compound annual rate of 2.8% on average. Those promising numbers reveal the answers to the questions like: “Why to produce electronic devices and components in Europe?” And the fact that more companies follow those on the winning streak does not provide any answer.

Quality management in electronic devices industry
Date of publication: 30.08.2019

Quality management in electronic devices industry

Project in electronic devices industry, if successful, comes from what the client wants and what the market expects. Between them springs up quality – the bridge between a company and its clients. Quality planning is then answering the question how to deliver what is in demand. But why does it take so much to plan this very process, especially in manufacturing electronic devices, and when to call quality enough?