Sunday, 7 June 2015

Infant Formula Tampering And Substitutions Discovered In Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has learned of reports of product substitution and / or handling of infant formula products. These incidents are not typically associated with the manufacturing process, but occasionally occur when a consumer becomes altered products to the retail store for a refund.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has learned of reports of product substitution and / or handling of infant formula products. These incidents are not typically associated with the manufacturing process, but occasionally occur when a consumer becomes altered products to the retail store for a refund.

Infant formula products have been found in the outer boxes and containers are intact, but the product inside may have broken the seal of protection and can contain a different product (brand and / or variety). There have been no illnesses associated with these complaints.

Consumers who use infant formula should examine the containers to ensure that the cap is intact and has not been altered or replaced product. If you have a product that appears to have been altered, do not use or consume.

The CFIA will take all necessary measures to protect the safety of Canada's food supply measures.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Developing the PCB for a Product Made in China

If your product requires a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), this falls under the item "hardware design 'of this phase. We will not go into too much detail of how to design a PCB but will however review the basic steps behind best practice.

Step 1 of the PCB design starts with the understanding of what is required to do and then goes on research each of the individual physical components (such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, integrated circuits and other components). Search and selection Party requires trial and error and a structured methodology to understand how each element works within the overall design of the PCB.

Step 2 is all about generating a diagram of the PCB design, also known as the capture. Schematic capture uses a CAD design interface specifically for PCBs that have all the necessary products symbols of the circuit components. The diagram is a representation of the design in the form of symbols connected by lines is known as a net, an example of a block diagram is shown below:

Step 2 also includes the simulation. Once the design was complete, the design simulation can be performed that can predict the behavior of a circuit and to analyze the effects of various components and design signals. This is an important step in the modern design process because it allows to track the performance of a device before it is even built physically. A design topology can be tested immediately to see if it needs to be changed. Simulation can therefore save time and money. Simulation can help discover the rarest faults faster and before costly prototyping.

Step 3 is where the PCB is complete. During the layout phase integrated real circuits (IC) and the components are placed on the map, and connected by a current carrying copper pipe called road (or copper trace). The final necessary step is to create an overview of the board that sets the PCB form factor (the form factor is important because it will ensure that the board fits the chassis, the system or the physical environment in which it will eventually be established and operated out).

Step 4 is the last step in the validation of a PCB - prototype testing. It is important to validate that the design meets the original specifications, while the manufacturing test is important in ensuring each unit delivered to a customer meets the appropriate testing standards.

The prototype test analyzes the real-world behavior of a PCB and compared to the reference design specifications of these results. The high-level perspective of this step requires a test engineer to make designer design specifications and evaluate the performance of PCB (and commenting on the success of the design). Based on this analysis the test engineer must either contact the designer if some form of design changes are needed on the card, or if it is ready for manufacturing.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Three Different Types Of Prototyping For China Manufacturing

When it comes to mechanical and / or electrical products, importers often wonder what level of perfection that should aspire to when it comes to pre-production prototypes.

Chinese manufacturers can move very quickly for a few weeks, then distracted by another brilliant project. And many projects are stalled after the buyer ordered one or two reviews that were evident once prototypes were made. Therefore, it often makes sense to start with a simple prototype version, move fast and maintains low investment.

There are three main types of prototypes to consider:
  •     Working Prototype or "works like '
  •     Prototype for not working or 'seems'
  •     Works like / It seems that

what is the best for you? Well it depends on what your objective is.

Working Prototype (functions as)

this type of prototype basically shows your concept into a working model, from parts to electronics in motion; that will show how the finished product would perform.

This prototype does not need to look pretty or polished as its main function is to test the functionality and performance. They are great for testing each subsection, and the full integration of the entire product.

Prototype for not working (it seems)

this type of prototype is all about appearance, and ultimately, could be just a shell that does not work for your design. From the point of view of marketing and branding, you could use these prototypes for photo shoots, images of websites; these could be used at exhibitions to show potential buyers and distributors of the 'next big thing' being released.

One advantage is that Chinese suppliers may not show in your trade show booth or in their showroom. Any potential customer will immediately understand that there is still a long way to go before going into production.

Works and looks Prototype

this is a fully functioning physical model of its concept, both from a functional point of view and design. This prototype level is only one step from full production and typically occurs once you are sure all the design features that are completed and everything has been checked and ready to go into production.

When should I use what kind?

Throughout the process of development of new products have to verify his idea and concept, and that the product moves through the stages of development may have a number of different prototypes. The 'Working Prototype' will provide that platform to test and develop all product features. At this stage, you may not have the overall look or the way you need to complete the "aspects of work" product.

He who does not work 'seems' prototype can be charged once you have the complete design and overall product size is known.

You may have a number of iterations of prototypes in both work and non-work throughout the product development cycle, but ideally only the design of the fully functional "works and looks like" prototype is needed.