Printed Circuit Boards

What Companies Must Learn From Electronics Material Supply Challenges

By |2021-09-03T13:45:13-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Companies Must Learn From The Electronics Material Supply Challenges Brought By COVID-19 Covid-19 was the black swan event that exposed the critical fragilities inherent in global supply chains. According to Accenture, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have experienced supply chain

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder

By |2021-08-13T15:22:34-05:00August 13th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder in Electronics Manufacturing Soldering is an important tool in electronics manufacturing used in building anything from a child’s toy to a spacecraft. Whether lead-free or leaded, all solder serves the same function – it acts as

Wave Soldering Vs. Reflow Soldering

By |2021-04-29T09:23:22-05:00April 29th, 2021|Best Practices, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Soldering is a primary process of producing printed circuit boards. Soldering is used for attaching electronic components to printed circuit boards. The two main types of soldering are wave and reflow. When determining which type of soldering is most appropriate,

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a PCB Manufacturer

By |2021-03-08T09:31:47-06:00March 8th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Supply Chain, Technology, Testing|

The printed circuit board is one of the most important features of an electronic assembly. The PCB provides mechanical support and connectivity for electronic devices. PCBs come in several different technologies, depending upon the application. Some examples are; Rigid boards,

Choosing The Right PCB Enclosure

By |2020-11-24T11:06:33-06:00November 24th, 2020|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

You will encounter PCB enclosures in almost every electrical device. From iPhones to smoke detectors, the outer cover of these devices is crucial to their functionality. Any electronic gadget is contained inside an enclosure made of plastic or some other

What Is Conformal Coating?

By |2020-11-04T14:20:13-06:00November 4th, 2020|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Circuit boards are exposed to various contaminants like moisture, dust, fungus, and abrasion. The conformal coating protects PCBs and electronics from external elements to improve their performance in harsh environments. Conformal coat technology was first used by the military, but

SMT Assembly: Frequently Asked Questions

By |2020-06-29T17:35:15-05:00June 29th, 2020|Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

What is Surface Mount Technology (SMT)? SMT is an assembly and part packaging technology used to place and solder the components to the PCB surface directly. This technology helps reduce manufacturing costs and increase efficiency. The process also makes it

The Impact of COVID-19 on Electronics Manufacturing

By |2020-05-19T20:23:17-05:00May 19th, 2020|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, News, Printed Circuit Boards, Supply Chain|

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Electronics Manufacturing Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the national and global economy. Many different industries have been affected, including those in electronics manufacturing. A large part of manufacturing involves

Standard PCB Thickness Explained

By |2020-04-15T12:11:44-05:00April 15th, 2020|Component Sourcing, Design, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are crucial components of various electrical devices and heavy machinery used in countless industries. To design the ideal board for any given device, you will need to understand the importance of the base material - copper

An Electronics Primer – Circuit Board Manufacturing

By |2020-03-26T10:10:42-05:00March 26th, 2020|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Testing, Testing & Calibration|

The processes involved to manufacture a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) are time-consuming and complex. Excellence in these processes is imperative because the PCB is the backbone of all electronic circuits. PCB’s come in several different forms; Rigid (hardboard), Flexible (copper