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The UK PCB industry and facing the electronics challenges of the future

PCB fabricators in the UK are facing the challenges of being able to make the PCB’s that the designers need to accommodate these modern packages. This is no easy challenge, fabricators based in Asia and other European countries are providing their customers with advanced capabilities that not long ago were not possible. Not only do […]

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Industry 4.0 – Calling for Standards

By Kim Sauer, Scoop (@kimsauermedia)

Industry 4.0 is gaining even more momentum. It was a dominant theme at Nepcon South China – there it’s called ‘Made in China 2025’ – and no doubt it will be a key topic at SMTAI in a couple of weeks’ time. In fact, I’ll be there conducting a number of round-table discussions at the […]


Baking Printed Circuit Boards – Why and How

Bob Willis

“Only bake boards when rarely necessary and review the need periodically to avoid the unnecessary process stage. Often when you start to bake, it becomes the norm and in a   couple of years everyone forgets why they started. Baking can have a marked effect on the solderability of the PCB so avoid it, it makes […]


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