Tag Archives: assembly

V-Score Panelization

My last post talked a bit about panelization, in general. Today, I’m taking a look at V-score panelization. V-score is created by running a V-shaped blade across the top and bottom of the panel without cutting all the way through. … Continue reading

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‘Board Talk’

Today we launched Board Talk, the bulletin board for the Printed Circuit Board industry, a service brought to you by UP Media Group, Printed Circuit Design & Fab and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines. The bulletin board — the URL is www.theprintedcircuitboard.com … Continue reading

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Reliable Assembly

For those of you at my PCB West session on the Sept. 27, thanks for attending. Here’s the final presentation as delivered: http://screamingcircuits.typepad.com/files/pcbwest2012-duanebenson-reliablemanf.pdf Duane Benson

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PCB West Next Week

As most of you (hopefully) know, PCB West is next week. The annual conference and trade show, now in its 21st year, is the biggest and best event for the electronics design, fabrication and assembly in the Silicon Valley. Here’s … Continue reading

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Mike’s Latest Editorial

My latest editorial from the print editions of PCD&F and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY looks at the potential impact of robotics on electronics manufacturing.  

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Design Costs, But How Much?

Lots of studies find that most of the cost (75%-plus) of an electronics product is determined in the design phase. Here’s my question: Do those studies take the BoM costs into account as part of the design cost? Or are … Continue reading

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Design Costs, But How Much?

Lots of studies find that most of the cost (75%-plus) of an electronics product is determined in the design phase. Here’s my question: Do those studies take the BoM costs into account as part of the design cost? Or are … Continue reading

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Chatting It Up

Fresh off the success of our premiere PCB Chat, we have quite a few more planned. Tomorrow (Feb. 7), SMT process consultant Phil Zarrow will take your questions. Designers may remember Phil from some of the past PCB West and … Continue reading

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A New Trend in Assembly Shows?

Years ago, three major events dotted the US electronics assembly trade show landscape. They included Nepcon East, Surface Mount International, and the mother of them all, Nepcon West. While Nepcon West was the undisputed champ, all three shows were worth … Continue reading

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Electricity Use in Pb-Free

Folks, An obvious disadvantage of lead-free electronics soldering assembly is that the oven must be hotter and therefore will use more electricity (versus SnPb37 soldering). But is the extra amount of electricity significant? KIC’s Brian O’Leary claims that a typical SMT … Continue reading

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