A Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is used to connect electronic components through lines and pad on a copper sheet via a conductive pathway. It is a thin board made from fiberglass, composite epoxy, or other laminate material. A series of steps from the design to the implementation process are to be followed for a PCB assembly. In this post, we’ll discuss the series of steps involved in design of a PCB assembly.
What are the Steps Involved in Designing a PCB Assembly?
The steps involved in designing a PCB are as explained below: Read More
Solder paste is one of the important material used in the manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards. (PCBs). It is a powder metal solder suspended in a thick fluid medium, which is called flux. The solder paste is used to connect surface mount components to pads on the board. To change the composition for specialized applications, additional metals can also be added to the solder paste. Solder paste is used in surface mount technology to join Surface Mount Devices (SMDs) on to the printed circuit board. This post discusses about solder paste and its application in Surface Mount Technologies (SMT).
Some Important Properties of Solder Paste
Here are some properties of solder paste, which make it highly useful in diverse circuit assemblies: Read More
Double sided PCBs are gaining popularity due to several advantages that they offer. These PCBs are becoming regular part of mission critical applications such as industrial controls, power conversion equipment, HVAC, automotive dashboards, etc. Many PCB manufacturers agree that double sided PCB assembly is a complex and time consuming process due to repetition parts on both the sides of the PCB. These manufacturers involve various assembly techniques depending on customer requirements. This post discusses three such important techniques that are employed for placing components on both sides of the double sided PCBs.
Introduction to 3 Important Double Sided PCB Assembly Techniques
Before describing the techniques, let us give you a brief idea about a double sided PCB. Read More
Solder Paste Inspection is mainly done to check the solder paste deposits in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing process. It is observed that most of the solder joint defects in a PCB assembly are because of improper solder paste printing. With the help of solder paste inspection (SPI), you can reduce the defects related to soldering by a considerable amount. This post will explain the significance of SPI process and how it is essential.
Importance of Solder Paste Inspection Process
Here are some of the key points of information, which prove the importance of SPI process: Read More
A Printed Circuit Board (PCB), which is also referred to as etched wiring board or Printed Wiring Board (PWB), is a board used to electrically connect electronic components. Today, PCBs find their use in an endless range of applications. There are different types of PCBs, which are used for different applications. The types of PCBs are:
- Rigid-Flex PCBs
- Flex PCBs
- Rigid PCBs
- Single Sided PCBs
- Single Layer PCBs
- Double Sided PCBs
- Double Layer PCBs
- Multilayer PCBs
In this post, we will discuss more about single sided PCBs. What are these PCBs? What are their benefits? Where are they used? Read on the post to get answers to these questions. Read More
Accelerated Assemblies is one of the leading PCB designers and manufacturers in the US. The company produces PCBs of various types, and from different materials. In this post, we will discuss the capabilities of Accelerated Assemblies.
PCB Assembly Capabilities
Following are our PCB assembly capabilities, which make us one among the most advanced and leading manufacturers of PCBs: Read More
PCB industry is one of the fastest growing industries in USA because most of the modern day electronics is PCB-driven. Based on the Q4 2016 trends, the sales of PCB in the North America has increased. This post offers some interesting insights into the world of PCB industry by analyzing the growth trends, future prospects, and forecast report.
Product based analysis of PCB market
- 1-2 sided
- 4-6 low
- 8-16 mid
- 18+ high
- Microvia (HDI)
Accelerated Assemblies is a PCB prototyping specialist in the US. The company provides vast range prototype circuit board assembly services. With the industry marked by various business players offering the same service, how does Accelerated Assemblies stand out? Read the post to find answers.
Advantages of Working with Specialized PCB Prototype Service Provider Accelerated Assemblies
Customers can accrue a variety of benefits such as:
Shorter Lead Times: Prototype building requirements may range from 1-20 PCBs. Also, most OEMs base their future product decisions on these PCBs. A specialist company always understands the importance of quality and deadlines. Hence, they employ well-defined processes, which allow OEMs to receive these products in a shorter lead time. Read More
Today, it is easy to find PCB manufacturers providing consignment, turnkey, and hybrid assembly services. In the turnkey process, the manufacturer holds responsibility for the PCB manufacturing. Everything right from material procurement to assembly is performed by the manufacturer. However, consignment PCB assembly services require the customer to provide the materials needed to build a PCB. The hybrid assembly requires customers to provide selected materials, and parts, whereas the manufacturer procures the balance of material. In this post, we will discuss consignment-assembly services in detail. Read More
Box-build, which is also referred to as systems integration, is an assembly work other than a printed circuit board (PCB) production. It is an electromechanical assembly process, which includes enclosure fabrication, installation and routing of cabling or wire harnesses, and installation of sub-assemblies and components. The box build can mean a PCB Assembly (PCBA) in a big cabinet full of wires, or a small enclosure, or a complex fully integrated electro-mechanical system with pneumatics and electronics.
What does the Box Build Assembly Services Include? Read More