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Offline Ben sage

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Component manufacturers
« on: October 17, 2019, 03:58:35 pm »
Hey guys I was wondering if there is still American made components like resisters capacitors etc. thanks guys
 

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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 04:30:37 pm »
I’m sure lots of high end mil-spec ones are made in USA. I think Vishay still makes lots of stuff domestically.
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 04:38:11 pm »
Very unlikely. Most companies manufacture various parts in various countries including the U.S. It is a mixed bag so to speak. Take Vishay for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishay_Intertechnology

It is all a matter of economics and business sense (one of the reasons why countries like China has got a lot of the technology developed by US, UK and other pioneering industrialized countries).

Having said that, some of the US government contracts may be filled with US made stuff like Ben has mentioned above.
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 04:50:47 pm »
There are. But I wouldn't say that general purpose stuff has some exceptional quality compared to decent parts produced elsewhere.
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 05:11:30 pm »
Samsung has a fab in Austin
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 05:14:53 pm »
Thanks guys for all the comments

So what are some other good brands and what are some of the bad ones And I Heard that Rubycon is good and do I even need to worry about quality
 

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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 07:45:34 pm »
Thanks guys for all the comments

So what are some other good brands and what are some of the bad ones And I Heard that Rubycon is good and do I even need to worry about quality

Rubycon is a good brand as well as Nichicon. But the easier thing is to buy from a supplier like Digikey, Mouser etc. You can see all the info on the product you are ordering on the web site itself.
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 07:58:04 pm »
Vishay, Kemet, AVX. They both have a small fraction made in US, mostly for special markets (medical, defensive, research, etc.).
 
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Re: Component manufacturers
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 08:09:01 pm »
Lots of US companies will have factories in China, simply because it's cheaper to manufacture over there. Not only is labour cheaper, but there's easier access to the raw materials.

Manufacturing locally is better for goods which need a quick turnaround and is normally on a smaller scale, than in China.
 
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