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Quick Turn Prototype Assemblies in an “NPI Minute” – Now That’s FAST! (June 26, 2013)

How does NPI do it?  Out of stock, long lead-time components will not just ruin your day, but absolutely kill your delivery schedule. Meet Critical Prototype Release Dates with Service in an “NPI Minute”            Let’s look at what you typically DON’T get from our competition in such situations, to start with, an alternate source solution! …


AWS D17.1 Aerospace Fusion Welding, Quick Turn Precision Machining? Call NPI Services (May 22, 2013)

NPI Services, Southern California’s premier quick turn prototype/high mix/low volume EMS provider, recently expanded its precision machining service to include AWS D17.1 aerospace fusion welding. AWS D17.1 certification encompasses both groove and fillet welds.Class A full penetration groove welds for flight hardware require the highest level of nondestructive examination (NDE) to meet D17.1 standards. Visual…


How Does Your Company Account for Prototype Development Costs? (May 2, 2013)

Another indirect benefit to working with NPI is outsourcing the cost of complying with the Sarbanes Oxley accounting requirement. When prototype development costs are procured with internal resources, the material and its excesses are part of an inventory system that requires warehouse facilities, stock room personnel, quarterly cycle counts and depreciation. All of which can…


NPI Responds with New Service for Customer Brassboard Needs (April 25, 2013)

NPI Services now offers brassboard assembly for proof of design/concept requirements. Long before the invention of PC’s and circuit simulation software, brassboarding was, and still is today, a primary method of determining the feasibility of an intended product in an out-of-the-laboratory testing environment. Once technical and operational data is gathered from brassboard testing, engineering can…