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As experts in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards, we work to make our blog a helpful resource on PCB topics and the industries that we work with, including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and many more. Here you'll find insights into PCB design, tech trends, assembly issues, and trending topics in the general news media as they relate to printed circuit board technology.

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Category Archives: Manufacturing

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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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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Recycling Printed Circuit Boards and Other Electronics

Driving around the city you may see signs advertising electronics disposal drives. While it is extremely important to recycle old electronics and printed circuit boards, it is important to understand how to properly dispose of these materials in order to … 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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The Benefits of PCB Panelization

During the printed circuit board production process, ensuring that each board is uniform is essential. Without uniformity, some boards may not meet the requirements of its intended application and will therefore be discarded. As circuit boards become smaller, changes to … Continue reading

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PCB Update: Student Uses Sand to Improve Battery Performance

Recharging your smartphone or tablet every day can at times be a hassle. This is especially true when you are away from home and have to rush to find a charger in time. The worst part is that over time, … Continue reading

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Next-Generation Electronics and PCBs Will Require Smaller Capacitors

There is a lot of talk going on in consumer electronics and the engineering industry about the “next generation” of products in development. From ultra-HD displays to smaller and faster personal electronics, the future of the industry may rely on … Continue reading

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Top Reasons to Recycle Old Electronics and Printed Circuit Boards

Doing your part to protect the environment as both an individual and a part of your company will allow us all to conserve valuable resources, reduce energy consumption and create a brighter path for our future. By recycling old electronics … Continue reading

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Identifying the Source of PCB Corrosion

Being able to determine the cause of corrosion on a printed circuit board assembly will allow you to be able to both clean up the corrosion and prevent further issues from arising. Contamination can be caused from a variety of … Continue reading

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