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Common Soldering Issues

In a printed circuit board (PCB) production run, the components are not manually soldered. The soldering in the manufacturing process uses the same principles employed in the prototyping process but draws on some heavy-hitting machinery to get the job done. The use of...

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PCB Prototyping 101

Designers of printed circuit boards usually generate a prototype board before embarking on full-scale PCB manufacturing. Typically, multiple prototype runs are included in the development of the final fabricated PCB. Prototypes are typically developed for...

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The Benefits of In-Circuit Testing

In PCB production, testing is a vital part of the manufacturing operation. Without a robust testing process, there is always the risk of overlooking serious manufacturing flaws or defects that could result in the failure of the products. Such failures can result in...

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Common Pitfalls of PCB Design

Printed circuit boards have become highly sophisticated, and as a result, they often cost more. But that’s not the only thing driving up the price. Design errors lead to waste and increased prices. If manufacturers can eliminate the mistakes, they will have less waste...

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What Drives the Cost of PCB Production

A printed circuit board, or PCB, is used in many instruments and devices. PCBs power cameras, smartphones, computers, gaming devices, alarm clocks, refrigerators, and more. Generally, printed circuit boards are affordable, which is why we can get amazing electronics...

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What Kind of Engineering Degree is Best?

High school seniors who want to enter the engineering profession have to choose between the different engineering categories, each of which has its own purposes and attributes. The various categories in the field of engineering involve different types of training that...

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Electrical vs. Electronic: What’s the Difference?

Electronic devices, electrical devices—same thing, right? The correct answer is no, but you’re not alone if you use the terms interchangeably. Many people mix them up, even though they refer to two distinct things. Both devices use electrical energy for doing work....

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Quality Tests for PCB Assembly

Printed circuit boards are found in almost every electronic product on the market. Improvement in technology has allowed designers to push the limits for PCBs, making them smaller and thinner and able to be produced in massive quantities. Since PCBs are manufactured...

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What’s the Difference Between a PCB and a PCBA?

Inside almost every electronic device is a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA). It consists of various components attached to a board that is usually coated in a green color. This whole assembly is the heart of a machine’s electronics system. The green board where...

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How to Find the Right Electronics Manufacturer

When sourcing out manufacturers to produce your electronic products, it is important to make sure their expertise and capabilities match up with your requirements. Choosing the cheapest available manufacturer does not usually work out in the long run. Cost is just one...

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The Box Build Assembly Process

The box-build assembly process, also known as “system integration,” is the process of building a device which includes the printed circuit board, the enclosure, with the installation of wires and cables, as well as other components. It can range in size from a small...

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The Perks of AOI Inspection

Inspecting PCBs is a tedious but necessary process. All electronic boards have to be inspected for quality assurance purposes. Manual inspection can be a lengthy process. In fact, it’s faster to manufacture a board than to manually inspect it for errors. For this...

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