Cable Assemblies · Printed Circuit Board

Box Build Assemblies: Key Steps and Considerations

Box builds are also known as systems integrations and have several differences compared to the PCB (printed circuit board) production process. The key distinctive features include an electromechanical assembly of sub-assembly components in a more complex system that requires the fabrication of an enclosure (hence the name “box build”), wire harnesses, cables and so on.… Continue reading Box Build Assemblies: Key Steps and Considerations

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Some Common Differences in Surface Mounting and Through Hole Technology

There are a number of key differences between surface mounting and through hole technology. Understanding these differences will make it easier for you to not only identify the right company to work on your project but also know which of the two processes is best. Surface Mount Technology (SMT) versus Through Hole SMT technology has… Continue reading Some Common Differences in Surface Mounting and Through Hole Technology

Cable Assemblies · Printed Circuit Board

Factors To Consider When Designing Electro Mechanical Assembly

Upgrading your facility’s electro mechanical assembly is a process that should be taken with all seriousness and has several factors that should be taken into consideration. There are specific requirements that need to be met, costs that need to be considered, and technical issues that need to be addressed. All those and more will influence the design,… Continue reading Factors To Consider When Designing Electro Mechanical Assembly

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The Making of Printed Circuit Boards

Printed circuit boards, also referred to as PCBs, are a self-contained module comprised of interconnected electronic components. Formed by a very thin layer of conducting material that is printed onto the surface of an insulating board or substrate, these boards are commonly used for multiple purposes, including radios, computer systems, radars, beepers, pagers, and so… Continue reading The Making of Printed Circuit Boards

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Building Better Products with Surface Mount Contract Manufacturing

Surface Mounting Technologies (SMT) have dramatically changed modern-day manufacturing. Although customers and manufacturers have already identified a number of benefits, it seems that additional benefits surface every year. For example, compared to the more conventional through-hole design of circuit boards, engineers using Surface Mount Technology to mount components onto the surface of the board directly,… Continue reading Building Better Products with Surface Mount Contract Manufacturing

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Through Hole versus Surface Mount Technology

For mounting electronic components, two technologies are typically used. These include through-hole technology and surface-mount technology. While both technologies achieve the desired outcome, their processes and advantages are unique. Through-Hole Technology For this particular mounting method, leads are inserted into drilled holes on a bare printed circuit board (PCB). In addition to being referred to… Continue reading Through Hole versus Surface Mount Technology