In nearly every industry, manufacturers boast about their quality management systems, proudly promoting their ISO 9001 and other certifications. But what exactly is a quality management system (QMS), and why is it important to you as a potential customer?Put very simply, a QMS is a documented set of business processes focused entirely on achieving predefined […]
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People often say, “you get what you pay for,” and when it comes to quality, this is certainly true. Both good quality and poor quality have costs associated with them.Well-managed companies, particularly OEMs, build a quality management system (QMS) into their process. An effective QMS, exemplified by the ISO 9001 standard, is put in place […]
Automotive manufacturing is vastly different from many other types of manufacturing. While switches and sensors can be produced by just about any facility, the automotive industry demands an entirely different and higher set of standards. While these ideals support efficiency, they primarily support safety, so they can be applied with great benefit to the medical […]
Forget alternative fuels – driver safety and convenience remain at the heart of automotive innovationElectric, autonomous and semi-autonomous cars are making headlines lately, but let’s face it: the majority of cars on the road today – and for the foreseeable future – will be traditional vehicles, albeit cleaner and smarter than their predecessors. There’s a […]
How is Etratech better-suited to serve the medical industry from an engineering standpoint? Etratech is one of the few electronics companies in Canada to have an ISO 13485 certification for designing and manufacturing medical devices, in addition to a TS 16949 certification for automotive. The TS certification is among the most stringent; automotive components are […]
I believe that what sets Etratech apart is the engineering and additional services we provide as a total turnkey approach. Unlike a traditional Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS), we don’t just offer manufacturing – we have capabilities for complete design and development, too. Most EMS providers will claim to design for manufacturability (DFM). We do that […]
Choosing a High-Quality Electronics Manufacturer People take electronics for granted. Unless you’re an engineer, electronics and printed circuit boards are just the magical things they stuff inside your favourite devices and appliances to make them work.You don’t care what’s inside the case, and why would you? You’re only concerned with functionality. You want your pedometer […]