What Causes PCB Failure?

Printed circuit boards are the dynamic forces forming the core of each and everything that we use ordinarily — be it smart phones, control panels for industrial equipment, or the display screens. With that being noted, when a PCB fails to function or perform, it interrupts our individual and professional lives tremendously. Continue reading

Lamination and Drilling of PCBs

PCBs are laminated in order to strongly bond together. Once the PCB panels are fixed with traces, they will undergo a process known as Automated Optical Inspection (AOI). During this process, the inside layers are examined in opposition to design rules based on the data stored in the gerber files. If it is permissible and found practical, some level of repairs and fixes can be made at this stage. Continue reading

Find Super PCB, the “Best Manufacturer Of PCBs”, This Side of Town At The Design-2-Part Trade Show

As an electronics retailer, the first concern you must have regarding the manufacture and assembly of electronic items is the quality of parts and components installed inside it, i.e. the machinery that enables the item to work in the first place. Printed circuit boards, as we all know, are an essential component is electronics; but retailers are wholly dependent on their suppliers of PCBs when it comes to providing quality in fabrication and assembly process of the boards. Continue reading

Understanding PCB Manufacturing: How To Avoid File Errors

Super PCB has the honor of working with many new startups, in regards to their first PCB design. While the online quote portal for both, customized printed circuit boards and standardized, helps in the actual ordering process, most clients find it hard to relay the exact PCB design requirements they need.

There are also clients who know exactly what they’re after, therefore, when it comes to manufacturing the PCB design, delays in the form of design revisions don’t occur. Working with such clients reminds us: effective communication is the key during the ordering process, which effectively leads to zero delays and prevention of file errors in the final manufactured piece. Continue reading

The Basics Of Designing PCBs With CAD Technology

Computer Aided Design – or CAD – is known as a process by which computer software is used to draw, design and develop a concept or product. Visual representation of an object can be created with the help of CAD programs.

This technology is incredibly useful to a number of industries – design and manufacturing of printed circuit boards being one of them. Continue reading

Cool Facts About PCBs That You Probably Didn’t Know

It was in the year 1936 that PCBs were first thought of (and invented) by Paul Eisler. They’ve evolved since then; becoming much smaller, faster and much more efficient to build as compared to the earlier days. However, PCB building technology never remains static i.e. it’s always evolving. Did you know that we may very well start to use biodegradable PCBs in the near future? Continue reading

Getting To Know The Basics: SMT Laser Cut Stencils

You must have surely used letter stencils back in grade school. Then the stencils were primarily used to color or paint perfect letters but today commercial and hobbyist sign makers take help from with creating basic signs and lettering. So, what is the relation between these basic stencils and PCBs? In the world of printed circuit board assembly, the application of laser cut SMT stencils isn’t all that different. Continue reading