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Is It Too Expensive to Create a PCB Prototype?

A consumer who cracks open an electronic device will typically recognize the PCB (printed circuit board). This leads many to believe that all PCBs are the same and that there is no need for them to be redesigned or innovated … Continue reading

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Custom PCB Design is Both Possible and Affordable…with the Right Resources!

Those who want to have custom PCBs (printed circuit boards) may approach the process well aware of the challenges and costs ahead. Very few modern consumers know of the complexity of designing and creating these essential components found within most … Continue reading

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Is Error-Free PC Board Design Possible?

PC board design ranks as one of the most important parts of the modern electronics production process. The process itself has changed rather rapidly, and though it was once commonplace for those designing and using them to visit a PCB … Continue reading

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Gerber Files, Errors, and Free Tools to Avoid Them Now and Forever!

Whether you call it Gerber or IX274X that you use for designing your PCBs, they are often the first crucial step in your PCB manufacturing process. Demanding a lot of design ahead of production, most PCBs lean hard into their … Continue reading

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Free Resources and Tools Make Circuit Board Design Easy and Error-Free

Circuit board design is essential in the modern manufacturing process as almost every electronic device uses a PCB (with or without surface-mount technology). And yet, the process of making a PCB is rarely thought of as fast, easy, or without … Continue reading

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SMT Optimizes the PCB Manufacturing Experience

SMT stands for “surface-mount technology,” a process put to use by the top makers of PCBs or printed circuit boards. SMT appears in almost every device imaginable because of the profound benefits it brings. Designing any sort of device that … Continue reading

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Make Surface-Mount Technology Part of Your PCB Design

Surface-mount technology, or SMT, is a process that is being used by major manufacturers and designers of printed circuit boards, or PCBs. Appearing in almost any electronic device, they are technologies that bring a tremendous advantage and many benefits. Is … Continue reading

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After Design: What to Know about Working with Your PCB Manufacturer

Once you have designed your printed circuit board, it’s time to send off the schematics to a fabricator, also called a PCB manufacturer. This is the point at which the project leaves your hands – there are no further chances … Continue reading

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How to Make the PCB Assembly and Design Process Flow Smoothly

The process of developing an idea and a design for a printed circuit board (PCB) and then going through the PCB assembly process can seem long and challenging for those who have never had to go through the process before. … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Company to Manufacture Your Circuit Board

The creation of a circuit board from start to finish typically takes a substantial amount of time given all of the processes that are involved. It starts with the initial idea and moves on to the design, which then needs … Continue reading

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