Electronics Manufacturing


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ControlTek Receives Renewal of Annual FDA Facility Registration

ControlTek Receives Renewal of Annual FDA Facility Registration

Custom Electronics Manufacturing and Design Services provider, ControlTek, is a designated Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) led by President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Andy LaFrazia.  

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, December 17th, 2020: ControlTek receives renewal for their annual facility registration with the FDA. As a medical device manufacturer, the registration supports ControlTek’s adherence to Current Good Manufacturing Processes, or CGMP. 

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AWB Washington in the Making Program is Working to Build a Stronger Washington

What does it mean to be a maker?

Following the global pandemic, the Association of Washington Business recently unveiled its new ‘Washington in the Making’ program.

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Remote Inspection Offers New Option for Meeting Quality and Regulatory Requirements

circuit boards

Written by Andy LaFrazia, President of ControlTek

During this challenging time, the utilization of technology to change previous processes has been fascinating to see. One area where ControlTek has seen a major change is in meeting our quality and regulatory requirements. 

External Audits

ControlTek supports the design and manufacture of many regulated products in multiple industries. We are typically audited on a quarterly basis from both Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and TUV/ETL. 

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Taking Charge of Change

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Lean times are here, and it’s reasonable for businesses to want to tighten their belts and find ways to save. But what if you chose to invest instead?

Now is the time to ask, “What can I invest in today that will result in improved efficiency, quality, and greater value for my business in the future?”

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RoHS 3 Is Just Around the Corner: Here’s What You Need to Know

electronics manufacturing

We are just months away from the RoHS 3 deadline - is your supply chain ready? The original RoHS, or Restriction on Hazardous Substances, is an EU law from 2001 that effectively banned the use of substances deemed harmful to humans in consumer products, specifically six substances that are dangerous when humans are exposed to them: Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers. In 2013, RoHS 2 further improved regulatory control, and provided additional clarity around the legal definitions of the same six substances.

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ControlTek Expands Custom Cable Assembly Capabilities With New Fully Automated Crimp Center

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New Video: ControlTek's PCB Assembly Line

ControlTek recently invested in advanced SMT equipment that has helped us expand our PCB assembly capacity!

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EMS Supply Chain Trends Show Component Lead Times Growing: Review Your Orders Today

Family vacations, backyard barbeques, sitting out on warm nights with friends... these are the things we’d prefer to think about during our mid-summer days. Unfortunately long lead-times, stock outages, part allocations and ordering for uncertain demand are all a reality in today’s manufacturing.

Component Lead Time Trends 

We have seen lead times getting a little tighter in recent months. That means right now is a great time to check in with your suppliers.

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ControlTek Expands Electronics Assembly Capacity with New SMT Equipment Investment

ControlTek SMT Equipment

Constant improvement requires diligence to ensure we remain ready and able to adapt to the needs of our electronics manufacturing and engineering customers across a landscape of diverse industries.

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The Hidden Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

3D Printed Fixtures and Tooling

Did you know production fixtures and tooling using 3D printing can reduce your tooling fabrication costs as much as 50-90% by reducing labor and speeding up your products’ delivery times?

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