Category: PCB FABRICATION

What Does SMT Stand for in PCB Manufacturing?

PCB manufacturing has seen multiple technological overhauls over the years. Each one has revolutionized how PCBs can function and gives us the technology we have today. Currently, PCB manufacturing utilizes the SMT process. Now, you might be wondering, “What does SMT stand for in PCB manufacturing?” The simple answer is that it stands for Surface-Mounted Read More…

Things to look for in a PCB manufacturer

There are many manufacturers of printed circuit boards — so many that when you need to find one fast, it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed. How do you choose the right one for your project? Believe it or not, not all PCB manufacturers are created equal. Before you place your printed circuit board Read More…

pcb fabrication

Single-sided, double-sided, and multilayered are the three main types of PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards). There are several individual stages deployed in the course of PCB assembly. All of them need to function as a team to produce an overall integrated process. Every stage needs to flow into the next, and feedback after the final stage Read More…

How Is PCB Manufacturing So Precise?

When you chose to invest in your prototype printed circuit boards otherwise known as PCBs, you might wonder how your PCB assembly process is so precise. The PCB manufacturing process has changed greatly over the years, and it’s thanks to new technological innovations that have allowed circuit board manufacturers to innovate accurately and skillfully. Here’s Read More…

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…