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The Importance of 3D X-Ray Testing During Printed Circuit Board Assembly

Printed circuit board assembly has come a long way in recent years. Now that PCB assembly can easily be performed by machine, PCB manufacturers have been able to increase their production and drastically reduce the time required for this process. In fact, a few PCB assemblers even offer standard turnaround times of three days or less -- 75% faster than the industry average. However, clients who rely on these circuit boards will never be willing to sacrifice quality for speed. In order to ensure PCB production maintains a high-quality standard and exceeds customer expectations, PCB assemblers must prioritize testing during the prototyping and mass production processes.

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The Process of Panelization in PCB Manufacturing and What it Means for Your Prototype

Printed circuit board assembly can be a complex task, but with the right experience it can be done smoothly and efficiently. When it comes to PCB assembly, a common manufacturing tool to use is panelization. Panelization in PCB manufacturing refers to the grouping of boards for quicker processing.

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Common Issues You Should Avoid When Transitioning to Machine PCB Assembly

Making any kind of change can come with its fair share of frustrations and pitfalls, but those issues can just about double when it comes to change in a highly technical industry like printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication. So when it comes time for you to make the switch from hand-made PCBs to automated PCB assembly, it's important to know what you're up against.


The Benefits of Turnkey PCB Assembly Services for Entrepreneurs

In the digital age, it's no surprise that new businesses across a wide array of industries rely on technological hardware to get the job done. Research shows just how prevalent these technologies are: while PCBs have been around since the midcentury, it wasn't until 1995 that the industry was valued at $7.1 billion. Since 2012, the industry has reached $60 billion worldwide. That's a staggering amount of growth in a short time.


BGAs: What They Are & When to Use Them

The ball grid array (BGA) is a surface-mount chip package that is used to mount embedded devices (e.g. microprocessors) by melting balls of solder between the face of the device and the circuit board.


Common Causes Of PCB Failure, Explained

Printed circuit boards can be found in virtually every tool we use on a daily basis. From computers and cell phones to our television sets and portable speakers, we rely on PCBs to make our world work. But sometimes, PCBs don't work the way they should. Whether due to material defects or environmental factors, here are just a few of the most common reasons for PCB failure.


Retro Gaming Startup Brings DIY Consoles To The Masses

Everything old is new again, apparently. Although many people pride themselves on having the newest technology the market has to offer, that doesn't mean everyone's on board with cutting-edge. Retro is having a bit of a resurgence, showing up in viral video recipes, fashion, and even the way we play games. Just ask 19-year-old Albert Gajsak, the young Croatian innovator behind a startup called CircuitMes. Gajsak has created a DIY gaming console, called MAKERbuino, that provides both distinctive nostalgia and the opportunity for the young and the young at heart to build their own devices and even code their own games.


A Few Important Reasons You Should Use Full Turnkey PCB Assembly

In 2013, circuit board and electronic component manufacturing in the U.S. reached a revenue of approximately $43.3 billion. Since then, multiple new technologies have only increased the amount of circuit boards produced in the U.S. and around the world.


Simple Ways to Reduce the Cost of PCB Manufacturing and Assembly

When investing in printed circuit board assembly for small batch PCBs, it is important that you consider several factors during the entire process. While it may not seem that important in the long run, these small details have the ability to cut costs. Here are some basic guidelines to follow in order to ensure the cost of your circuit board assembly doesn't reach astronomical heights.


Advanced Assembly Announces Appointment of Greg Ziraldo as Operations Manager

Advanced Assembly is please to share the appointment of Greg Ziraldo as Operations Manager. He brings extensive industry experience and a strong customer focus to the organization to help provide design engineers with the best possible experience when ordering PCB assembly services.