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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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Printed Circuit Board Helps Make Hand Washing Fun

  The most innovative products that strike a chord with consumers and take over the marketplace are the ones that simplify even the most basic and mundane tasks. Designers in France are developing a product that does just that. Mechanical … Continue reading

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Nike Using Printed Circuit Boards in LED Basketball Court

When you think of new technology makings its way into the sports landscape, you think of machines that are designed to help athletes get stronger and faster in order to be more successful. However, Nike recently raised the bar when … 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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Fitness Tracking for Athletes with Printed Circuit Boards

  In addition to consumer electronics and industrial applications that support growth in our economy, printed circuit boards help scientists and doctors understand more about our health and how we live as human beings. A rising trend for using technology … 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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