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Category Archives: Manufacturing

Potential Trends Found at PCB West 2014

The PCB West Conference & Exhibition, a major tradeshow for the printed circuit board design and manufacturing industry, took place in Santa Clara, California, at the beginning of September. PCB West is a great place for manufacturers and designers to … Continue reading

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Recycling Printed Circuit Boards in the Future

According to an article by The Guardian, there were more than 1.8 billion mobile phones purchased worldwide in 2013. However, it is projected that only three percent of these devices will be recycled. Whether consumers are opting to just throw … Continue reading

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DIY Electronics Projects Using Printed Circuit Boards

  They say that necessity is the mother of invention. However, some of the greatest steps forward in society have been taken when things are discovered accidentally. It is a thrill for students, hobbyists and professionals to tinker with their … Continue reading

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Batteries and Printed Circuit Boards for Next-Gen Products

  As a consumer, you know how frustrating it is seeing your computer or phone battery drop and not being able to get through an entire day without your charger. This frustration could be a thing of the past, however, … Continue reading

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New Materials Ahead for Printed Circuit Board Production

When it comes to different materials available to engineers in the electronics industry, silicon has emerged as a clear leader. However, as products get smaller and more powerful, each printed circuit board is being asked to do the same while … Continue reading

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Tempe Division Earns Isola Certification for Printed Circuit Boards

  Advanced Circuits is proud to announce that our Tempe division successfully completed Isola’s Certification Program. Our Tempe division, which holds multiple certifications for the manufacturing of printed circuit boards, was recently audited by Isola to ensure that it met … Continue reading

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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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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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