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Metal Core PCBs vs. FR4 PCBs

Metal Core PCBs vs. FR4 PCBs

When it comes to printed circuit boards, you can opt for a metal core PCB (like aluminum PCBs) or use the standard FR4 board. While industries like LED prefer the former, there’s nothing wrong with choosing the FR4 type as your go-to PCB. In fact, if you’ve been using...

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What’s the Right Thickness for PCBs?

What’s the Right Thickness for PCBs?

PCBs are critical components for various electrical devices and industries. However, a lot of buyers aren’t aware that PCB thickness can play a significant role in designing the ideal board for their needs. In some cases, the printed circuit board manufacturer may ask...

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A Guide to Great PCB Design

A Guide to Great PCB Design

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the essential components of every electronic device in the modern age. These are small pieces that lay a foundation for appliances, communication devices and industrial machinery alike. With frequent advancements in technology, these...

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Flex Boards 101

Flex Boards 101

Flex board designs are not just a luxury, but a requirement for several applications. Multiple sectors, including medicine and aerospace, utilize flex PCBs to accommodate elaborately or tightly shaped form factors. However, before choosing a particular class type from...

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PCB Cleaning Technologies

PCB Cleaning Technologies

Printed circuit boards or PCBs undergo a lot of abuse. Besides accumulating dirt and dust that can easily penetrate components of industrial machines, smartphones and other devices, they’re prone to the soaking and splashing from the liquids they occasionally come in...

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Tips for the Most Efficient PCB Assembly

Tips for the Most Efficient PCB Assembly

Assembling printed circuit boards is no easy task. It requires a myriad of complex procedures, a skilled labor force and sophisticated machinery. Companies that demand PCB assemblies know how costly the process can become. The priority, therefore, is to modify the...

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Common Soldering Issues

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

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

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

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

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?

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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