201703.29
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The Role of Lasers in Circuit Technology

Of all the modern inventions that have impacted circuit board manufacturing, lasers have arguably been the most influential. Lasers make the circuit board manufacturing process both more efficient and more precise. They can create the exact type of circuit a company needs, even circuits with tiny and intricate patterns. Lasers can even speed up the…

201701.18
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4 Pieces of Modern Technology That Wouldn’t Exist Without Printed Circuit Boards

A Printed Circuit Board, more commonly known as a PCB, is a basic building block of most modern electronic devices. They are usually made from fiberglass or reinforced plastics, with traces of copper and thin strips of conducting material. These strips connect electronic components, carrying information between them, and enable the device to work as…

201701.18
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What Microvias Are, What They Do, and Why They’re Better Than Other Vias

Your company has just developed a brand-new product that could potentially change the way your industry pursues computing. Your design team hands you the product specifications, and you contact an advanced Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturer. You order PCBs, which are necessary for your team to create a prototype and test your new product. The…

201612.09
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Streamline Circuits: The Importance of Being a Sales-Driven Organization

Interview between Judy Warner of I-Connect 007 and Sr. Vice President, Tom Doslak For most organizations, a Sales person’s job is to find customers who meet the criteria of their company’s capabilities. We at Streamline instead take a sales-driven approach. We like to seek out and listen to our new customers and their advanced technology…

201610.27
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IPC Classes: Similarities and Differences

Whether just breaking into the advanced printed circuit board industry, or a veteran of rigid, rigid-flex, and flex PCBs who has just been going with the flow, IPC quality Classes for the manufacturing of PCBs might seem foggy. It is obvious that Class 3 is more advanced and therefore more costly than Class 2 but…

201610.10
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How Are Printed Circuit Boards Made?

You need printed circuit boards, or PCBs, for your product to function. But how are these essential components made, and what are they made of? PCB technology is fairly complicated, and you might be curious about how your printed circuit boards are manufactured before they become part of your product. This blog can walk you…

201608.06
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The Different Types of PCB Surface Finishes

As we detailed in our previous blog “An Introduction to the Types of Printed Circuit Boards,” PCBs can be found in a number of objects people use on a day-to-day basis. But for a printed circuit board to function properly, it needs a surface finish. Without this specialized coating, the PCB can’t form the necessary…

201607.06
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The Future of PCB Design and Implementation

In a previous blog article, we talked about some of the most important events in the history of the printed circuit board. We discussed various historical happenings like the invention of printed wires and the patenting of the auto-assembly process. We shouldn’t always keep an eye on the past, however. Looking to the future has…

201606.02
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5 Important Events in the History of Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards are inarguably one of the most influential inventions of the 20th century. Nearly every piece of technology today uses at least one of these devices, and they’ve played roles in historically significant events like World War II and space travel. To gain an appreciation for PCB technology, let’s look at several significant…

201606.02
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An Introduction to the Types of Printed Circuit Boards

Because we live in a technology-driven time, you likely aren’t surprised to hear that you use dozens of circuit boards every day. But have you ever stopped to consider how many printed circuit boards you actually interact with? For example, how many PCBs do you rely on to get ready in the morning? Probably a…