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Optimizing Battery Pack Designs: A Guide to C Rating and Sizing

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on May 20, 2024 at 8:56 AM

In the realm of custom battery design, two critical parameters stand out: sizing and the C rating. These aspects are fundamental to the performance, longevity, and safety of battery packs, especially in applications demanding specific power requirements and space constraints.

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Mastering IP Ratings: Guide to Waterproof and Dustproof Designs

Written by Chandler Jardin
Posted on April 16, 2024 at 9:33 AM

Ever wondered what magic formula keeps your phone safe from a poolside splash or your smartwatch ticking during a sweaty workout? The answer lies within the unassuming yet powerful IP rating. Don't let its technical-sounding name intimidate you – understanding IP ratings is like learning the language of your gadgets, empowering you to make informed choices and unleash their full potential.

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Flex Circuit Design: A Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Integration

Written by Zachary Walker
Posted on March 20, 2024 at 9:38 AM

Flex circuits, integral to modern electronics, present unique challenges in their design and application. This blog post delves into the complexities of integrating electrical requirements with mechanical constraints in flex circuit designs. We'll explore various applications, their design considerations, and industry standards, providing a comprehensive view for engineers and designers.

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 14, 2024 at 8:27 AM

At the base of all printed circuit boards is the material. We have to start somewhere, so, let’s talk about the material. PCBs are built-to-print products, and although they are very similar, no matter the shape, size, or layer count, they are unique and have their attributes.

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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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