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Electronics Contract Manufacturing

Electronics For The Lab & Research Industry 

Hi-Tech Research. Precision Microscope Services. Air Monitoring Equipment. 

A Foundation of Success

Matric has won awards for maintaining on-time delivery.  The award qualifications include:

  • A level of quality of less than 3,000 DPM,
    or 99.7%
  • On-time delivery of 95% or better;
  • A minimum sales total.

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Almost every industry uses instrumentation equipment for precise measurements of variables like temperature, pressure, and time. 

Behind these critical instrumentations are fundamental design principles that ensure safe usage and accurate results each time. 


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lab and research electronics enclosure design




PCB design lab equipment


Enclosure Design: 

Whether they're referred to as box-builds or integrated systems, electronic enclosures combine the: 

  • Circuit board
  • Routing cables and wires
  • Subassemblies
  • Enclosure

In shorter terms, electronic enclosures are the finished and operable product. 

To ensure the success and longevity of your enclosure, keep these design tips in mind: 

  1. Get the right fit. You don't want your components bouncing around and potentially becoming damaged during operation
  2. Choose the best materials for the components' needs. If you need your components to be waterproof or shockproof, choosing wood would not be a suitable option
  3. Ensure adequate transmission
  4. Select thoughtful layouts and designs. The more intricate your design, the harder it will be to fix
  5. Check for compatibly with all of the components in the system

IPC Class 2 Electronics: 

Class 2 IPC electronics are expected to work in industrial environments that require continuous performance. Unlike Class 3 IPC electronics, the safety of the operators are not at stake with Class 2. Examples of Class 2 electronics include microwaves, air conditioners, and televisions. 

When your design can use class 2 electronics, remember these characteristics: 

  • Class 2 electronics can have up to 50% of their components "off the pad"
  • Class 2 electronics use around 90% of the same components as Class 3, but have less-strict manufacturing standards and processes
  • Documentation and testing for class 2 electronics are less stringent than for Class 3

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lab and research LED PCBs



Designing PCBs With LED Indicators:

Designing an LED PCB means designing for heat transfer. Since many components and instrumentations use LED lights as on/off, status, and warning  indicators, significant amounts of heat can be produced, which can damage the board over extended periods of use. 

To manage heat on your LED integrated PCB: 

  1. Install/design proper heat sinks
  2. Use heat pipes and vapor channels
  3. Choose a metallic-core design for your PCB.

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