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Screaming Circuits, a division of EMS firm Milwaukee Electronics, specializes in building short-run, one-off, and prototype PCB assembly, with rapid turn times and instant online quoting and ordering. Mike Galloway, technical team supervisor at Screaming Circuits, discusses with SMT Magazine the biggest challenges when it comes to assembling flex circuits, the critical factors affecting yields, and the key considerations for OEMs when selecting contract manufacturing partner for their flex circuit assemblies.”

Read the conversation with Mike Galloway over at SMT Magazine. Download the PDF here.

 

Milwaukee Electronics’ Operations Manager Terry Martin, Senior Director of Business Development Scott Pohlmann and Design Services Group Engineering Manager Larry Holten recently represented Screaming Circuits at the Badgerloop Pod Reveal Event in Madison, WI. Screaming Circuits is one of many sponsors of this innovative engineering project and has provided prototype circuits.

BadgerLoop is a student organization created to represent UW-Madison in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition seeks to innovate transportation with Hyperloop, an idea presented by SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk in 2013. Hyperloop transportation involves pod-like travel down a vacuum tube at high speeds. Badgerloop’s ultimate goal is to win the competition, but more than that, to help lay the groundwork for this innovative new transportation technology.

The Badgerloop team revealed their pod on Dec. 6, at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery to eager transportation enthusiasts, including University of Wisconsin-Madison students, industry sponsors and community members, in preparation for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition this coming January.

The free event featured multiple aspects of the transportation pod, including displays of its motor, software components and magnet arrays. Representatives from many of Badgerloop’s 19 teams displayed and explained their work on the prototype, demonstrating that Hyperloop is more than a transportation dream.

Last January, Badgerloop placed third at Design Weekend, the initial phase of the Hyperloop pod competition sponsored by SpaceX. Badgerloop was the only team comprised primarily of undergraduate students.

In January of 2017, Badgerloop will attend competition weekend at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California and test their pod on SpaceX’s mile long test track.

Above, Milwaukee Electronics’ Operations Manager Terry Martin sits in the Badgerloop vehicle.

Milwaukee Electronics’ combined engineering and manufacturing solutions were discussed in the March issue of SMT Magazine. The article looks at the benefits accrued when engineering and manufacturing services are combined, using actual case study examples. Some of these advantages include:

  • Close coordination between product development and manufacturing teams
  • A holistic Dfx approach
  • Better ability to align resources to fill gaps in the customer’s engineering team
  • Ability to work with the same engineering team over the long-term.

Read more here.

March issue of SMT Magazine

March issue of
SMT Magazine

In the July edition of Product Design and Development, Milwaukee Electronics’ Director of Engineering was featured in an article. Read More

Several years ago, in 2012, a tipping point was reached in Mexico’s competitive advantage over Chinese-based manufacturing operations. Research released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows, when adjusted for productivity, Mexico has now clearly taken the lead and is significantly more affordable than China. Read More

The Portland Business Journal has recognized Screaming Circuits as an Oregon-based electronics manufacturing company who truly stands out not only within the industry it serves, but also in the city of Portland that it calls home. On October 30th, 2014, Read More

The “re-shoring” trends of companies who choose to produce goods and site their manufacturing facilities closer to the consumer are beginning to accelerate. According to recent findings by the BCG in their Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index, Mexico now has average manufacturing costs lower than those which are found in China. Read More

Here at the beginning of a new year, and the anniversary of our 60th year in business, we have chosen to adopt a new, yet familiar name: Milwaukee Electronics. This change symbolizes both a return to our roots and illustrates our goal to better capitalize on the synergies among our business units. Read More