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RF Printed Circuit Board Design and Issues You Need to Consider

Written by Ed McMahon
Posted on February 28, 2024 at 9:13 AM

Developing a successful RF printed circuit board (PCB) design requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure optimal performance and reliability. RF PCBs are essential components in wireless communication systems, radar systems, and other applications that rely on radio frequency signals.

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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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Design Principles and Best Practices for Surface Modeling

Written by Darren Casey
Posted on November 7, 2023 at 8:59 AM

The two main categories of 3D modeling can be defined as solid modeling and surface modeling. Solid modeling consists of extruding and cutting away from solid geometric volumes. This is great for subtractive and additive manufacturing methods such as milling and 3D printing.

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How To Overcome Challenges of a Rigid-Flex PCB Design

Written by Zachary Walker
Posted on October 3, 2023 at 9:21 AM

Rigid-flex printed circuit boards (PCBs) are a great solution to combine the benefits of both rigid and flex PCBs, but as a result, can accumulate the design challenges of both types alongside creating their own challenges along the way.

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Tips for Designing Flexible Heaters for Cost-Effective Manufacturing

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on September 12, 2023 at 9:21 AM

Designing flexible heaters requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure cost-effective manufacturing without compromising performance or quality. In this blog post, we will explore the top tips for designing flexible heaters that can be manufactured efficiently and economically.

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Design Considerations for Efficient and Precise 3D Printing

Written by Darren Casey
Posted on September 6, 2023 at 8:47 AM

The advent of 3D printing has drastically changed how products and designs come to market. From rapid prototyping to personalized manufacturing, 3D printing offers endless possibilities. However, to harness its full potential, designers must understand the unique considerations and constraints associated with this transformative technology.

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Clocking Orientation in Custom Cable Assemblies for High Performance

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 30, 2023 at 8:44 AM

In the world of high-performance electronics, such as military and aerospace systems, the design and functionality of cables play a crucial role in ensuring reliable and high-speed communication, power transmission, and data transfer.

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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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Tips For Developing Custom Overmolded Cable D-Sub Connectors

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on July 18, 2023 at 9:03 AM

D-subminiature connectors, commonly referred to as D-subs, are a class of interconnects that are widely used in the electronics industry for both commercial and industrial applications. The name "D-sub" comes from the shape of the connector shell which looks similar to the letter "D” when viewed from the front face.

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Design Guidelines for Injection-Molding Parts

Written by Chandler Jardin
Posted on July 13, 2023 at 9:19 AM

Determining the manufacturing process of your design is a key decision that should be addressed at the start of the design stage. The impact of how your design is manufactured will either limit or open up new options for how your idea can be explored.

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