Every now and then we get requests from some customers to repair some arbitrary circuit board and we must then switch our hats from design or assembly to a diagnosis and treatment-oriented one. Depending on the circumstances, solutions can be quick and easy, but sometimes there are m
In our last installment about soldering, we cover how to solder many common types of components using a traditional iron. A good soldering workstation is however incomplete without hot air rework. No one can argue against the versatility of the iron, but hot air can be indispensable w
The pandemic has left few industries unscathed as significant disruptions in manufacturing, shipping and supplies have rippled through the work. PCB manufacturing is no exception, which is why PCB manufacturing costs could rise soon. Here are a few reasons that could contribute to the
In our last soldering article, we wrote about some details about the materials used in soldering as a conceptual introduction to how soldering is done and when to choose different materials or tools. Here, we will cover a more practical side to soldering, showing how some common types
After fabricating a PCB either by making one or ordering from a fab house, the next logical step is to solder whatever electrical components onto the board. Depending on the part count per board and the total number of boards, the maker has a few options for final soldering assembly.
Seems like every time you read the news, there is yet another article about how the pandemic is impacting our lives. Unfortunately, the printed circuit board and assembly industry has not gone unscathed by the pandemic as ongoing global shortages are impacting printed circuit boards.