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Angie Brown

Angie Brown
Angie Brown has over 38-years of experience within the printed circuit board industry. After having spent many years in the manufacturing of PCBs she turned her focus to CAM engineering and has worked on processing thousands of data sets. Angie also has production background proven to be a successful combination in helping to improve in every manufacturing process. As the PCB Product Manager Angie acts as the main resource for Epec's printed circuit board product solutions. She works closely with Customers to assist in their PCB designs to help improve or resolve any data or technical issues. Additionally, Angie oversees Epec's entire CAM engineering team to verify a seamless transition for all orders from the time of quote to final production. Angie also works closely with our Engineering, Quality, and Sales teams on various circuit board related projects. Addiitonaly she oversees Epec's customer service, planning, and enginnering teams to verify a seemless transition for all orders from the time of quote to final production. Angie also works closely with senior managenment and sales to develop pricing and delivery strategies that help us reach our revenue targets.

Recent Posts


The Basics of Printed Circuit Boards: A Comprehensive Guide

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on February 7, 2024 at 8:41 AM

From powering everyday gadgets like smartphones and laptops to complex systems in medical devices and aerospace technology, printed circuit boards (PCBs) are fundamental to modern electronics. They are essentially the heart and soul of all the electronic gadgets and devices that we use in our daily lives. For those in the industry or even casual tech enthusiasts, understanding the basic principles of printed circuit boards is invaluable.

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Special Features in PCB Design: What They Mean for Manufacturing Costs

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on January 11, 2024 at 8:48 AM

In the world of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing, the devil is in the details. Even subtle design features like plated edges, castellated holes, and advanced milling techniques have far-reaching implications in terms of cost and production time.

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Multi-layer PCB Manufacturing: Managing Time and Cost

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on October 23, 2023 at 9:13 AM

As I think about the processing of multi-layered printed circuit boards (PCBs), I find it interesting that in the early 1980s, I wouldn’t have dreamed of where we are today in terms of technology. I mean, think about it. Where we are in comparison to then is simply phenomenal.

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Designing HDI PCBs: The Requirements, Advantages and Complexities

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on August 24, 2023 at 9:04 AM

You may be asking: what is an HDI printed circuit board and what makes it different than standard PCBs? Let’s break it down for better understanding from a design and from a supplier point of view. As Epec continues to grow our design business, it has become very apparent that many designers are very good at what they do and have no manufacturing knowledge to proof designs against.

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PCB Cost Adders When Going from Class II to Class III or Mil-Aero

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on June 29, 2023 at 8:23 AM

More often than not, a quote will be requested without enough information to price, never mind to manufacture. In 1957, IPC was founded as the Institute for Printed Circuits by Richard Zens (Printed Electronics Corp/Epec), Al Hughes (Electralab), Robert Swiggett (Photocircuits), William McGinley (Methode), and Carl Clayton (Tingstol).

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Plated vs Non-Plated PCB Through Holes in PCB Designs

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 28, 2023 at 8:39 AM

In printed circuit board (PCB) designs, through holes are used to connect components and conductors on different layers of the board and can be divided into two types: plated and non-plated through holes.

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Applications That Use High-Frequency Printed Circuit Boards

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 14, 2023 at 9:03 AM

I am still amazed at how far technology has brought us throughout the years. When asked about printed circuit boards (PCBs) and what they go into, the answer is everything you can imagine, everything you use in most cases.

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Best PCB Laminate Material To Use For Your Application

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 2, 2023 at 8:46 AM

As the oldest production printed circuit board (PCB) company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 70+ year story of Epec Engineered Technologies is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry. Epec’s storied history also includes delivering PCBs for the Apollo 11 spaceflight.

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Why Tooling Is Important for PCB Manufacturing

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on February 13, 2023 at 8:47 AM

So, let’s talk about non-recurring charges, better known as NREs, that are applied to most new and new revision first-time orders for manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). These charges help aid in several crucial steps for manufacturing with a cost of processing, programming, testing, and manpower to deliver a quality product.

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PCB Prototyping and Troubleshooting with Your Manufacturer

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on February 1, 2023 at 9:03 AM

As a printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer for more than 70 years, we have worked with thousands of customers to provide quality products in prototypes of a few pieces to many tens of thousands of circuit boards repetitively.

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