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Angie Brown

Angie Brown
Angie Brown has over 30-years of experience within the printed circuit board industry. As the general manager Angie is responsible for managing the entire supply chain, to ensure that orders are started, confirmed, and received in time for the customer's ship dates. 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.

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Common PCB Scoring Guidelines to Follow

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on October 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM

The process of v-scoring has been used for many years in the production of printed circuit boards (PCBs). As PCB production technology rapidly advances, it is important to understand the most current PCB scoring guidelines to follow and how they may have changed from what you previously used. 

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Why Pantone Colors Are Important for User Interface Assemblies

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on August 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Stop and think of the role colors play in our daily lives for a moment. Colors can influence everything from what you wear to the car you buy. Colors can trigger emotions, memories, even hunger. Certainly colors and patterns matter to companies advertising and selling products. Communicating with customers in the manufacturing world about selecting an exact color, however, has proven challenging enough as to require a particular system, known as the Pantone Matching System.

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How Quick Turn PCB Days Are Counted

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Early on in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, "quick turn PCB" was a very relative term. Purchase orders were faxed, confirmed with a phone call, and lead time was open for discussion. Quick turn PCBswere 7-10 days, maybe as low as 5-days for a fast PCB manufacturer. A 2-day PCB quick turn was a very rare order which designated a person to move through production from process to process, bumping every other board from the line.

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Why Is Lead Free HASL Finish A Hassle?

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on April 11, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Hot Air Solder Leveling (HASL) has always been the main staple of PCB surface finishes. In the late 1980s, 60/40 tin-lead reflow started to phase out of processes and was replaced with Hot Air Solder Leveling. HASL finish, the long running reliable surface finish, is still used today in military, aerospace, medical, and other applications.

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How to Ensure Your Quick Turn PCB Will Not Be Delayed

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM

When it comes to manufacturing, time is of the essence. Worries about how fast your printed circuit board (PCB) order will arrive and whether it's on time is largely in the hands of the PCB manufacturer, but what can you do to to ensure the process moves as quickly as possible?

Choosing to work with a high quality quick turn PCB services supplier is obviously the first step.  As the oldest existing printed circuit board supplier in the United States, not only can we help you construct highly reliable custom products, but we can give you the tips you need to ensure your PCB orders won’t get delayed.

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Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing: Then and Now

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on September 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM

History of PCB Manufacturing

When I started working in the printed circuit board manufacturing business 34 years ago, I believed it was a temporary job to pay the bills. Just until I was able to figure out what I really wanted to do. That was in 1982, working at a small PCB shop. 

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Epec PCB Engineering Support: Around The Clock Commitment

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on June 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Epec’s printed circuit board (PCB) engineering team is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 6 full-time PCB CAM Engineers in the United States, along with 2 more full-time at our Shenzhen, China office. Our U.S. CAM Engineers work on 2 separate shifts, so we really do have assistance available 24/7 for all your PCB design and manufacturing needs.

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