- design007 Magazine
Latest IssuesCurrent Issue
The Standards of Design
Our expert contributors discuss how PCB designers can utilize standards to save time and money, not to mention frustration. We also spotlight the newly updated version of the IPC Checklist, a handy guide that illustrates which standards cover which topics, from front-end design through assembly.
Rigid-flex: Designing in 3D
In this month’s issue, our expert contributors share their best tips, tricks and techniques for designing rigid-flex circuits. If you’re a rigid board designer considering moving into the 3D world of rigid-flex, this issue is just what the doctor ordered!
- Events||| MENU
- design007 Magazine
Check Back Next Week for Coverage of DesignCon 2016January 13, 2016 | Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
Estimated reading time: Less than a minute
If you can't make it to DesignCon 2016 next week, don't worry. PCBDesign007 will be there. DesignCon draws the movers and shakers of the PCB, chip, and systems design worlds each year, and we'll be covering this annual Silicon Valley event from start to finish.
Productronica 2023 played host to the IPC World Hand Soldering Competition, bringing talented regional solder champions from all over the globe to compete for the title of World Champion. Each competitor was given sixty minutes to assemble a complex printed circuit board with their performance judged in accordance with IPC-A-610 Class 3 criteria. Each competitor’s efforts were rated on the merits of the results achieved, scored on the quality of the assembly process, the electrical functionality of the assembly and the speed at which the assembly was produced.
There are negative stereotypes and a general lack of awareness about manufacturing and viable career paths among today’s emerging workforce. To help change that perception and introduce young minds to modern manufacturing, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) hosts thousands of K-12 students to tour and experience its manufacturing facilities. The outreach goes beyond the students—this effort also raises awareness with educators. In this interview, John Cassleman, program manager for K-12 outreach, says this effort is working and providing hope for the future.
PVA, a global supplier of automated dispensing and coating equipment, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Altus Group Ltd., a renowned distributor with over two decades of experience in supplying premium electronics production equipment and services.
The total number of service robots sold for professional use hit 158,000 units in 2022 - an increase of 48%. Shortage of staff is a strong driver for companies to automate.
Book Excerpt: The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to... Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates, Chapter 210/10/2023 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Historically, engineering teams using some types of insulated metal substrates in high-performance LED applications have noted the formation of solder cracks after prolonged thermal cycles. Solder cracks, as the name suggests, are discontinuities in the solder joint, usually caused by excessive mechanical stress. This stress typically results from a mismatch between the coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) of each of the joined components.