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Understanding the Importance of Metal Core PCBs

Metal core printed circuit boards or MCPCBs are circuit boards that have their base made from metals, such as copper, aluminum, and steel alloys. Each of these materials have their own peculiar properties, which make them suitable for different applications. Aluminum has a decent heat dissipation and transferring ability, and is also comparatively more economical than the other two materials. Copper exhibits better performance than aluminum and steel alloys, but is on the costlier side. Likewise, steel is relatively rigid as compared to the other two materials, and has a lower thermal conductivity. These PCBs are used as an alternative for FR4 or CEM3 boards. What makes these PCBs so popular? What are the advantages of MCPCBs? To get answers to these questions, please read the following post.

5 Tips for Choosing the Right PCB Manufacturer and Supplier in USA

From electronic goods to high performance servers, usage of PCB has been critical in the day-to- day living. Amalgamation of creativity alongside technology has further aided in their advancement. With the surge in a number of PCB manufacturers in USA, it has become quite improbable choosing the best fit PCB for one’s own needs. This post discusses tips to select the best PCB manufacturer and supplier in USA.

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.