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3D Printing Circuit Boards for Fast Prototyping
Sean Patterson joins us to share the technology behind DragonFly IV®, the multi-material 3D printer for electronics fabrication. He will walk us through its current capabilities, and how it can bring your electronic prototypes to the next level. Watch this episode or listen on the go.
SAP (Semi-Additive PCB Process) – Top 5 Questions Regarding Stack Up
In a previous blog post, we took a 10,000-foot view and went through a basic introduction to SAP. This Semi-Additive Process is an additional tool in the PCB fabricators toolbox that enables them to provide features sizes for trace width and spacing that are 25 microns, (1 mil) and below depending on the fabricators imaging equipment. This provides much more flexibility to breakout out tight BGA areas and the ability to shrink overall circuit
Overview of PCB Design Output Files
Make sure you know which PCB design output files your fabricator and assembler need to ensure they can build your PCBA.
Communicating Design Intent with Manufacturing Outputs
No one wants to do a board respin because of inaccurate or incomplete manufacturing outputs confusing design intent. This webinar
US Congress Proposes Support for American PCB Manufacturing
Meet the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, proposed in the US Congress by Reps. Moore and Eshoo.
Data Security, 5G and Onshore PCB Manufacturing with Dr. Rob Spalding
In this episode, we are very pleased to have Dr. Rob Spalding. He is a retired Brigade General at the US Air Force and now the CEO of SEMPRE (Secure EMP-Resistant Edge), a tech company based in Washinton DC that provides military-grade 5G and high-performance edge computing infrastructure for telecom operators, first responders, government and enterprise customers. Today, Rob and I will talk about all things security! Rob will tackle the
DFA Guidelines for an Efficient PCB Design
See what the pros look for with these DFA guidelines, provided by Altium and Sierra Circuits.
Preventing Top DFM Errors in Your PCB Design
Get a manufacturer's view on the most common DFM errors in your PCB design and what you can do about them.
The Many Benefits of Additive Process in PCB Manufacturing
In this episode we will tackle the technology and the chemistry behind additive process in PCB manufacturing. Our guest Mike Vinson, Averatek’s COO will discuss the many benefits of this advanced PCB manufacturing process in designing sophisticated electronics.
Preparing Rigid-Flex PCB Documentation for Manufacturing
Do you know what to include in your rigid-flex PCB documentatio? We've prepared a guide to help you prepare your design outputs and drawigns for your rigid-flex PCBs.
The Rigid-Flex PCB Fabrication Process
Learn how to navigate the rigid-flex PCB fabrication process. By knowing the fabrication process, you'll have assurance you can hit yield and performance targets.
Electronics Supply Chain Sentiment Indicates a Gloomy 18 Months
The electronics supply chain is seeing record investment, yet engineers are still projecting longer lead times and higher prices for components.
US Government Calls for Revitalizing American PCB Manufacturing
Unless you’ve been designing while living under a rock, you’ve noticed how hard it has become to find reliable sources of semiconductors. While companies deal with the fallout from massive consumer demand by implementing just-in-case sourcing strategies, the semiconductor industry is responding with new investment in semiconductor fabs. While some companies like United Microelectronics are investing billions in additional capacity overseas, Intel
Part 4: Creating Fabrication and Assembly Drawings In Altium Designer
Draftsman is a sophisticated yet easy to use drawing tool that is integrated within Altium Designer, for the creation of fabrication and assembly drawings. Draftsman is a built-in extension that can be installed or removed manually by going to the Extensions and Updates page. You can access the Extensions and Updates page by clicking on the user icon on the top right of the Altium Designer window. If you would like to skip to different chapters
Part 3: Documenting Your PCB for Assembly
Learn everything you need to know to have you board successfully assembled, including assembly drawing requirements, adding notes, and cautionary markings.
Part 2: Documenting Your Master Drawing
The master drawing is the most crucial part of your PCB documentation. See how to expertly complete your master drawings to ensure your board is manufacturable.
Part 1: Setting Up Your Fabrication Document
Learn everything you need to know about Documentation for Fabrication and Assembly of printed circuit boards.