The way in which businesses design, develop, and manufacture products are always evolving—and the landscape of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is no exception. Designing PCBs is an intricate process that requires highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in quality. From beginning to end, the process must be precise and detailed to avoid many of the common mistakes that are bound to occur along the way. This discussion summarizes five common PCB design mistakes and provides simple ways to avoid them. Continue reading “5 Common Mistakes to Avoid During the PCB Design Process”
Much attention has been given to 3D printing in recent years as the technology has allowed users to manufacture a wide variety of items – from common mechanical parts to more outrageous projects like Vincent van Gogh’s ear.
While 3D printing was ground-breaking, there is another form of technology revolutionizing the world of rapid prototyping. Known as subtractive manufacturing, this technology is now accessible to companies Continue reading “How Subtractive Manufacturing Revolutionizes In-House PCB Prototyping”
In the standard prototype design process, a prototype is first designed in-house but is then outsourced to a third party manufacturer. These facilities are often overseas, which consumes both a project’s budgeted time and capital. In response, some R&D departments have innovated in-house prototyping methods like 3D printing and CNC milling, which allow them to create a prototype right in their own labs. Continue reading “6 Reasons to Transition to In-House PCB Prototyping”
The case for in-house: How owning your own solution improves rapid prototyping and product development
History has proven that as technology evolves and becomes more refined, it also becomes more compact, powerful and accessible. For example, the ENIAC Computer – considered the first computer – weighed in at 30 tons and filled a 1,500-square-foot room. Continue reading “How an In-House Prototyping Solution Improves Rapid Prototyping and Product Development”
More companies are beginning to recognize the numerous benefits of in-house rapid prototyping. Once executives have experienced all of the advantages–design validation, functional testing, and faster launch of new products–they are often convinced. So why don’t some businesses make the switch? Some businesses continue outsourcing their prototyping because Continue reading “Debunking the 6 Biggest Myths of Outsourcing Your PCB Prototyping Applications”