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Category Archives: Expanded Capabilities

The Importance of Certification for Printed Circuit Boards

  The process of certification for businesses in any industry is an important step in ensuring that quality standards are met. As a result, companies that earn certification for products and services build positive reputations in their industry and with … Continue reading

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Fabric Printed Circuit Boards Can Take Wearables to the Next Level

  Engineers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University are currently working on a fabric knitted with wiring that can support printed circuit boards. If the technology is successful, it can lead to clothing that would include a number of devices used … Continue reading

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Combining Rigid and Stretchable Components on Printed Circuit Boards

Recent advancements in circuit board technology have opened the doors for engineers and product designers to create stretchable electronics. In the medical field, stretchable electronics can assist in the development of skin-like circuitry that can be used to monitor vital … Continue reading

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A Printed Circuit Board, A Self-Folding Robot and Origami

With robots becoming cheaper to produce, more time and resources are being spent on developing advanced skill sets and features that will benefit society as a whole. A recent article in The New York Times highlighted a self-folding robot made … Continue reading

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PCB Panelization: Tab-Route vs. Score

  When you have a lot of printed circuit boards to order for your business you want to be able to find ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Tab-route panelization and scoring are two ways that you can achieve … Continue reading

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Data Formats for Printed Circuit Board Production

  Over the last few years there has been a shift in how engineers and PCB manufacturers share information for printed circuit board orders. The IPC is making a push for a single industry standard that will allow data to … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Boards Vital in Future of Traffic Control

Driving down the street, you may not give a second though to the traffic lights on nearly every corner. For the past hundred years or so traffic lights have helped control the flow of cars moving through cities in an … Continue reading

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Protecting Printed Circuit Boards from Surges

Protecting the components on your printed circuit boards from the elements is important in order to maintain the standards you set for quality and performance. Most protection on PCBs is used to guard against the elements such as high temperatures … Continue reading

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High Performance PCB Design & Manufacturing | Military Applications – Advanced Circuits

According to an article published by Technology Review, electronic items in U.S. homes are estimated to have used 12 percent less energy in 2013 than they did in 2010. This is significant because during the same time frame nearly a … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing – PCB Finishes | Advanced Circuits

You may think that the surface finish of your printed circuit board only plays a small role in the cost of your project. However, the finish you choose for your PCB can have significant effects on the quality of your … Continue reading

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