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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid in the PCB Design Process

A Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is an electronic component that connects different electronic components together. Designing a PCB is an intricate process, which requires a lot of precision. This is a process in which most common mistakes are bound to occur. What are these common mistakes? How to avoid them? Read on to know more.

Introduction to Heavy Copper PCB

Heavy copper printed circuit boards are the latest trend in PCB industry. These PCBs are used in various electrical circuits due to several benefits they offer. Although these PCBs are expensive to produce, they are still in high demand. Why? Read the post to know more about them.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Automated Inspection Systems

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is as the name suggests a visual quantitative and qualitative test for PCBs. This automatic process allows companies to reduce their dependency on manual testing and thereby lessen any chances of human error. Since testing is an important process when it comes to the products provided by PCB assembly service providers, AOI systems offer immense reliability. Compared to other defect detection systems, AOI is much superior in terms of efficiency and accuracy. In-depth knowledge of AOI systems used by Twisted Traces will allow you to understand the nature of the thorough tests conducted when manufacturing PCBs.

Why Choose Double Sided PCBs for Medical Device Applications?

The medical industry is growing in at a fast pace thanks to medical devices and technologies. These devices and technologies require Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s) comprising complex designs, robust construction, and immense power. When medical companies contact PCB manufacturers with such requirements, the PCB providers usually suggest double sided printed circuit boards for medical device applications. What makes this PCB type an ideal solution for medical devices? Read on to know more.

Why First-time Customers Should Consider Quick Turn PCB Fabrication

If you are a first-time PCB customer, you would have probably seen many PCB supplier websites offer quick turn PCB assembly as one of the primary services. Have you ever wondered what this service is exactly? Have you ever thought about why PCB suppliers offer this as a primary service? What makes quick turn PCB fabrication better than general PCB manufacturing?  Why should you choose this service? We have been asked these questions before, and we answer them here in this post.

Twisted Traces Wishes All a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The season of joy and cheer is here. We at Twisted Traces are enjoying every minute of it. Our home state of Illinois provides us cold and sunny days to enjoy, but as we are in Elk Grove Village, the elk are the closest thing we have to reindeer that we can admire!

Twisted Traces will Exhibit at SMTA International 2015

Twisted Traces, the leader in printed circuit board manufacturing, is getting the opportunity of a lifetime. The organization will be participating in the world renowned SMTA International electronics exhibition. Please visit our booth #1012. The annual event will be taking place on September 29th and 30th, 2015, at Rosemont, Illinois.

Why Opt for UL Compliant Printed Circuit Boards?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) compliant printed circuit boards are used by a majority of electronic manufacturers and suppliers. This is because UL guidelines mandate utilization of safe manufacturing and assembly processes. Hence, it helps them provide end users with safe products that have been certified by one of the foremost product safety certifying agencies in USA.

Need of the Hour: Lead-free PCBs

As consumers are quickly getting rid of their electronic devices and replacing them with new ones, our landfills are filling up with used electronic devices. Lead in PCBs poses a threat to the environment and hence is a cause for concern from the legislative side. Therefore, most organizations are moving away from this hazardous element by opting for lead-free PCB’s.

The 6 Common Types of PCB Surface Finishes

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are associated with innumerable applications across industries. Predominantly, PCBs are designed for applications in environments containing dust, harsh chemicals/solvents, and elevated/fluctuating temperatures and pressures, among others.