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What are Printed Circuit Boards made from?

When developing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) it’s important to know what materials are available to handle the PCB’s temperature resistance, adhesion, tensile strength and flexibility. By selecting the proper materials, you can make sure that your PCB works in your specific circumstances. Three Main Types of PCB Materials There are three main types of materials that may be used in a printed circuit board: FR-4. This is the most commonly used material in PCBs. It is a glass-reinforced...

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What are the Advantages of Surface Mount Technology in PCBA?

Surface mount technology (SMT) is an alternative to older through-hole (TH) printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing. Even when there are reasons to use through-hole components on your PCB, surface mounted components almost always win. In fact, almost all equipment manufactured commercially uses surface mounted technology. Let’s learn more about how surface mount components compare to through-hole components and the reasons to use surface mount technology during PCB manufacturing. What...

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Why is Supply Chain Management Important for PCBA Contractors?

In most printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), every component is critical to its performance.  The process used to source, purchase and schedule approved components has an impact on the final build’s time to customer, as well as possibly its quality. Across the world, there is continued growth in the manufacturing base of PCBAs as much as 6% over the next two years. In this blog, we’ll discuss why supply chain management is now more important than ever for PCBA contractors. 3 Ways...

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PCB vs. PCBA – What’s the Difference?

PCBs and PCBAs are both necessary components of electronic devices. While their names are similar, they are two distinct items. What is the difference – and which do you need? What is a PCB? A PCB (printed circuit board) is typically made from fiberglass, composite epoxy, or another laminate material, onto which microprocessor chips, transistors, and other electronic components are connected. However, they do not contain any of the components that connect to the board. The conductive pathways...

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PCBA – Design for Manufacturability

Whenever you bring a new product to market, there are many considerations and iterations required to find the optimal design. A key element that designers often don’t consider early enough is the ease of manufacturing the final product. When you’re focusing on adding functionality and improving the product’s durability, the PCB’s assembly requirements may seem inconsequential. However, design for manufacturability (DFM) is crucial to ensure the successful launch of your product. What Is Design...

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