When creating electronics, companies must be extremely careful to fully test all products and components. It’s important that the contract manufacturer you work with has solid testing practices in place. This helps ensure the quality and reliability of products produced.
Testing is different from inspections, which are generally performed to check whether all parts fit together correctly. Inspections do not determine the quality or reliability of products produced. Testing is the only way to know for sure whether or not a product works the way it was intended.
Proper testing helps ensure product quality, durability, and safety. Typical testing methods focus on either functionality or product performance under stress. Stress testing is extremely important for devices that will be used in extreme conditions such as in space, or underwater.
A quality contract manufacturer uses a variety of test solutions to ensure that products work properly. For the best results, testing should take place throughout production, and each component should be tested.
Types of Testing
There are several different types of testing commonly used for electronic devices. The actual type of testing performed depends on many factors including when, where, and how the device will be used. Some electronics require more testing than others. Some products must undergo environmental or climate testing to check their performance in harsh environments. This is crucial for devices used by the aerospace and defense industries.
Some products must be tested to see how they perform when exposed to vibration, shock, and acceleration. Other products must be able to withstand sand, dust, or water without becoming damaged or less effective.
Design, Production, and Testing of Electronic Devices
Means Engineering, Inc. offers design, production, and testing of a wide range of electronic products. Our team works directly with each of our clients to develop a testing solution that meets their unique needs and requirements.
We provide testing throughout all parts of production to ensure the quality, reliability, and consistency of products produced. We are an ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified contract manufacturer. This helps us ensure that all products have met the strictest requirements for quality.