Arena Blog

Topic: Manufacturing

A World without Product Data Exchange

I’d like to take you on a journey through a world without product data exchange (PDX)—where OEMs and CMs rely on manually created print packages and zipped electronic files to share product information back and forth.Maybe this is...

Feb. 15, 2012

Need a part? Just download it

What if you could download and print a physical component directly to your printer? The Pirate Bay (TPB) is confident that this will soon be a reality. The website just announced it is supporting a new type of file...

Jan. 30, 2012

How Jameco Electronics connects to customers online

From the first analog devices to today’s highly technical digital components, electrical engineering has always been about pushing the boundaries of functionality and inspiring the imagination with new design possibilities. And whether in Maker communities or long-standing businesses, people...

Nov. 29, 2011

The Best BOM resources from Arena

Throughout our many years of working with manufacturers and their supply chains, we have developed quite the collection of BOM management resources. Today I wanted to do a bit of a round-up, and share some of our most popular “BOM” blog posts and...

Nov. 15, 2011