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Considering SMT for mass production

Considering SMT for mass production

Mass production excellence is all about speed, quality, and cost. To meet your dynamic market needs, your company should have the ability to pivot based on changing levels of demand. There was a time when "Through-Hole" technology dominated the manufacturing market as it was a huge step forward from hand-crafted solutions, this still had significant...

MIGRATING THROUGH-HOLE PCB TO SMT PCB

MIGRATING THROUGH-HOLE PCB TO SMT PCB

Converting your older through-hole PCB design to SMT is a fairly inexpensive process that can save you in the long run. This conversion needs engineering expertise coupled with an intimate understanding of surface mount manufacturing processes. What are the benefits of Through-Hole to SMT Conversion? Many through-hole components are being obsolete by electronic manufacturers. Moreover,...

Who is the winner: Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) or Plated Through-Hole Technology (THT)?

Who is the winner: Surface-Mount Technology (SMT) or Plated Through-Hole Technology (THT)?

It is undeniably evident how tedious the task of developing a new PCB is. Especially, looking through tens or even hundreds of variants of a part and checking on the current stock, future availability, and replacement parts. However, it is important to take the most fundamental decision: Surface-mount technology (SMT) or Through-hole technology (THT)?...

PCB ASSEMBLY OUTSOURCE– FAVOURABLE OR NOT?

PCB ASSEMBLY OUTSOURCE– FAVOURABLE OR NOT?

In these days and ages, outsourcing is an inescapable truth for manufacturing engineers. It is common to outsource some or all the processes. Most printed circuit boards and other electronic devices are assembled by third-party companies/contract manufacturers i.e. EMS providers. This is due to the volatile economic conditions that have forced the manufacturers to...

Hurdles of electronics board manufacturing

Hurdles of electronics board manufacturing

Electronics board manufacturing is a complex method, consisting of various components and processes. Therefore, they need to be manufactured to the highest quality. There is the juggling of lead times, sourcing of components, qualifying alternative parts, approving vendors, implementing design changes, passing regulatory safety tests, keeping scrap rates low, and of course meeting lead...

PCB ASSEMBLY

PICK & PLACE SYSTEM – THE KEY ELEMENT OF ANY PCB ASSEMBLY LINE!

Introduction The advent of technology has already brought tremendous benefits to the electronics industry. Pick and Place (P&P)is one such boon to the Surface Mount Technology. In fact, it can be credited for being a part of the success of SMT. Due to manual placement in the PCB assembly line, the process becomes slow and relatively...

IC Packaging

IC Packaging

The presence of Integrated Circuits (ICs) in any project, confirms a revolution in the electronics world! Having said that, there’s no point in doubting ICs being called the cornerstones of state-of-the-art electronics. Packaging refers to objects being placed in a box. Here, IC packaging refers to the material containing the semiconductor devices, dimension,s, and shape...