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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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Electrostatic Discharge and Its Effect on PCBs

Electrostatic Discharge and Its Effect on PCBs

A simple electric charge could compromise a printed circuit board and cause permanent damage. Let's take a closer look at the risks electrostatic discharge poses for PCBs.

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Seven Common Component Selection Pitfalls

Component selection and placement are mutually dependent on one another and need to be continuously monitored at all stages of design. With hundreds of factors to account for, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Below are seven of the most commonly overlooked elements of component PCB design.

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Heat Management: Don't Lose Your Cool

Managing heat cannot be an afterthought. The basic design has to aim at generating the lowest amounts of heat. Unless the design deliberately addresses the issues of heat generation, control, and management, the device is bound to have a short operational life. Learn more about heat management for your next PCB design.

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What Factors Slow Down PCB Manufacturing?

Most people who need PCB services don't have a lot of extra time to spare. That's why there's an increased need for faster services that don’t sacrifice quality or are too expensive. But finding the right PCB partner can be difficult without thoroughly researching all the options. Not all PCB manufacturing companies are created equal; if you make assumptions, you could end up dealing with unnecessary (and costly) delays you hadn't anticipated. Let's take a closer look at some of the factors that can slow down the PCB manufacturing process.

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Free Webinar On PCB Laminates

Picking the right type of lamination material is one of the most important aspects of a product design. Yet it can be hard to know which type of laminate best fits each project. In this webinar, attendees will learn the best laminates to use for high temperatures, environmental concerns, and high-speed designs.

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Why You Need 3D X-Ray Testing

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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Advanced Assembly Featured on Manufacturing Marvels

Advanced Assembly was recently featured in a segment called Manufacturing Marvels on Fox Business Network. We thought you might enjoy this behind-the-scenes tour of our facility and people.

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