Category: PCB FABRICATION

Why Are Printed Circuit Boards Made In Layers?

PCBs are in nearly every technological device we use today. Their primary functions are: 1. To electrically connect electronic components and 2. To provide mechanical support (e.i. the electronic components are permanently soldered to the board). PCBs are built in layers similarly to a lasagna. These layers are made of different materials in order to provide structure, Read More…

In Case You Didn't Know, Printed Circuit Boards Are In Almost Everything

Printed circuit boards don’t generally conjure thoughts regarding the foundational hardware of our technological existence. What is a circuit board? Once upon a time, computer microchips were anything but micro. Wires entangled all around, computers resembled an electrical jungle.   Printed circuit boards hit the scene and changed the game. Taking away the physical wires, Read More…

circuit board prototyping

Printed circuit boards, both rigid and flexible, have been prevalent since the United States Army developed the Auto-Sembly process in the mid-1950s. Since their invention, printed circuit boards have made their way into nearly every electronic device you use in your daily life. One of the most important steps in manufacturing these widespread devices is Read More…

prototype circuit boards

Even though some information concerning circuit board prototyping has been around for a while, it can be pretty confusing to get direct answers. There is a lot of information out there, and even the most experienced of engineers can have a problem differentiating between what information is right and wrong concerning their specific prototype PCBs. Read More…

prototype pcb

Any circuit board prototyping engineer knows the importance of a coating and finish. In general, the PCB usually has a copper coating and is crucial to the overall efficiency of the board as it protects its components from being exposed to oxygen and other elements. Certain areas on the prototype PCB may also be gold Read More…

prototype printed circuit board

It seems that everyone nowadays has a smartphone. Whether it is your grandmother learning how to text, or your niece and nephew taking selfies during Christmas dinner, smartphones have become a detail of our everyday life. As a result, smartphone manufacturers are struggling to impress consumers with their latest products. Even Apple’s once-anticipated product launches Read More…

prototype pcbs

In our previous post, we explained some common definitions that are used in the manufacturing of prototype printed circuit boards. Here we continue our list: Glass transition temperature: this is the temperature at which an amorphous polymer changes from a hard and brittle condition to a rubbery consistency. When this transition happens, many changes occur Read More…

prototype pcbs

Circuit board prototyping is a great way to launch into the field of electronic engineering. However, there are many terms that are crucial to understanding PCB fabrication and assembly, so we have compiled a comprehensive list of commonly used definitions in the world of prototype printed circuit boards. Activating: The chemical treatment that allows non-conductive Read More…

pcb fabrication

Prototype printed circuit boards are what happen when an engineer takes some wire, copper, and plastic components and incorporates them together to create a working device. Circuit boards are found in all aspects of technology, and even though they are popular, each prototype PCB must be assembled differently. So if you are looking to create Read More…