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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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Tag Archives: Printed Circuit Boards

Should Any-Angle Routing Be Used for Your Printed Circuit Board?

When you are in the process of designing your circuits you want to be able to incorporate all of the components you need on your printed circuit board. In order to accomplish this, it is important to have the proper … Continue reading

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Standard Spec vs. Custom Spec Cheap Circuit Boards: What’s the Difference?

Whether you have a need for a double sided or multi layer cheap circuit boards, Advanced Circuits is your one stop printed circuit board provider. Deciding whether you need to order your printed circuit board as a Standard Spec or … Continue reading

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PCB Board

A printed circuit board, or PCB Board, is used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, tracks or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. When the board has only copper tracks … Continue reading

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PCB Prototyping

Milled PCB Prototyping Printed circuit board milling (also: isolation milling) is the process of removing areas of copper from a sheet of printed circuit board material to recreate the pads, signal traces and structures according to patterns from a digital … Continue reading

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Scoring for Printed Circuit Boards at Advanced Circuits

An important part of the design process for PCBs is making sure that your boards are scored correctly so that they will work in your final assembly without issue. Scoring for printed circuit boards is a “v” groove that is … Continue reading

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FR-4 and the Need for Printed Circuit Boards to Evolve

Over the last four decades, e-glass supported FR-4 laminates have been the material of choice in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. As the needs of the electronics and engineering fields evolve and require next-generation materials for products and other … Continue reading

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Reasons to Choose Custom Printed Circuit Boards

One of the most common items that you will find if you take apart the electronics in your home is the circuit board. Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are the brains of your devices and are responsible for making sure … Continue reading

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World Printed Circuit Board Market Up 1.7 Percent

According to IPC’s World PCB Production Report for the Year 2012, the world market for printed circuit boards reached nearly $60 billion in 2012. This figure represents a 1.7 percent real growth over the previous year. The report contains estimates … Continue reading

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Tips for Cleaning Dust from Your Printed Circuit Boards

If you notice that your circuit board is collecting dust or grime that keeps it from functioning normally, you may decide to clean the board before completely replacing it. There are different methods for cleaning printed circuit boards depending on … Continue reading

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PCB West Show Recap: Increase in Printed Circuit Board Interest

The 2013 PCB West show recently wrapped up in California and judging by interest in the event the industry has a lot to look forward to in the coming years. Attendance was up 20.3 percent year-over-year, largely due to a … Continue reading

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