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A technical blog by John Barry, providing insight in to the PCB manufacturing and assembly industry.

Applications of Printed Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards or PCBs, have a vital role in the modern day as technology has become essential to our daily routines. These circuit boards are essentially a foundation as they are used in almost everything electronic or electrical. Being at the heart of most electrical devices today, they can come in various configurations which allow […]

Benefits of a UK-Based PCB Manufacturer

When choosing a PCB manufacturer that you would like to work with, it’s important that you make all of the right preparations in order to find out which company is best suited for your needs. To make the final decision even more crucial, not only are there several reputable PCB manufacturers in the UK, but […]

The Evolution of Printed Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards have changed in various ways since its inception. There were many noticeable developments that happened over the course of its lifespan which has made circuit boards so useful in the modern day, where technology has a significant impact on our lives. Essentially, a printed circuit board is a base for physically supporting […]

10 Facts about Printed Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards are everywhere in this modern age. You can find them in smartphones, tablets, computers, radios, and all sorts of other electronics. Although we are surrounded by them, some of us might not know a whole lot about PCBs. To help you understand a little bit more about circuit boards, here are 10 […]

What are the Common Causes of PCB Failure?

Printed circuit boards power almost all the electronic devices that we use today such as smartphones, display screens, and computers. When a printed circuit board has a failure, it can disrupt both our personal and business lives. There are various causes of PCB failures and they are often linked to a few main factors, such […]

Why are Rigid Flex PCBs Economical?

There are several great advantages of using rigid-flex PCBs, not just from a technical standpoint, but also from a cost-saving point of view. Using rigid-flex PCBs in your projects can effectively help you reduce your costs whilst also improving the reliability and allowing better performance. There has been an increase in demand for rigid-flex circuit […]

What’s The Process Behind PCB Design?

The process of designing a PCB involves a lot of steps. A PCB design specialist can help you design a high-quality circuit board that meets your technological needs and requirements. A specialist can provide a comprehensive analysis of your electronic device’s requirements to ensure that your product contains the right support to help it perform […]

What Components Should Be Tested On A PCB?

All electronic products need to be tested even if they are accurately designed and professionally fabricated, as they can be prone to malfunctions and problems. Printed circuit boards are composed of various electrical components which need to function correctly, and PCB testing is essential to test that each component is functioning. Having quality control and […]

What Are Printed Circuit Board Certifications?

Printed circuit board companies are widely needed in various applications. As such, there need to be regulations and quality standards in place to ensure that companies are meeting the safety requirements and that they are delivering products that are of an acceptable quality for safe use. There are various types printed circuit board certifications which […]