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Why Opt For Small Batch PCB Assembly?

In a world where nearly everything we use contains a printed circuit board, more businesses are realizing they have a need for fast PCB prototypes. In order to keep advancing in the realm of technology, companies have to constantly improve upon their products and create new ones -- and those endeavors require better PCBs. But running a full production of a brand new PCB design is risky. That's why so many organizations opt for small batch PCB assembly instead. We'll discuss the distinct advantages of low volume PCB production in today's post.

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Popular PCB Misconceptions: Do You Know the Truth?

We rely on printed circuit boards constantly. Every electronic device we use is operational thanks to PCB assembly. But even though circuit boards are everywhere, they have a mysterious air about them. Unless you perform circuit board assembly services yourself, you might believe some of the industry's most popular misconceptions. We're shedding light on these PCB myths in today's post.

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Common Solder Mask Issues With PCBs

Even with all the latest technology, things can still go wrong with your PCB. Below, we'll list some of the most common issues that occur when applying solder mask to printed circuit boards and why they happen.

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Single Layer Vs. Multi-Layer PCBs: Differences Explained

PCBs have come a long way since they first came on the scene. Now, they're used in virtually every device we use on a daily (or constant) basis. But how much do you really know about the design of a printed circuit board? For instance: what's the difference between a PCB with a single layer design and one that has multiple layers? Why are multi-layered boards made in only even-numbered pairs? And what are some of the advantages associated with these board designs?

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Printed Circuit Board Evolution: How PCB Assembly Has Changed

Printed circuit board assembly has certainly evolved quite a bit during the last few decades. To fully understand just how far we've come, it's important to look back. In today's post, we'll discuss the evolution of PCB assembly from its humble beginnings to where we're headed today.

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Colorful PCBs: Does Solder Mask Hue Impact Functionality?

Traditionally, circuit boards are green. But today's world is more diverse -- even when it comes to PCBs! Although green boards are still popular, many PCB assembly services now offer a variety of solder mask colors to customers. What does this mean for the PCB fabrication process? And can you expect to receive all different hues of PCBs when you place an order for circuit board assembly services? We'll discuss this colorful topic in today's post.

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PCB Design Mistakes: Avoiding Common Missteps

When you rely on printed circuit boards to make your products function as intended, any little mistake could result in a colossal setback for your operations. That's why it's so important to get everything right the first time. Of course, that may not always be possible -- but if you plan ahead and take care to side-step these mishaps, you'll be more likely to be 100% satisfied with the final results.

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Assembling High Current Heavy Copper PCBs

While heavy copper serves to remove heat from the components, it can be detrimental to the soldering process. Find out how to counteract this double-edged sword.

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