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The Complete Guide to PCB Prototyping

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PCB prototyping is a necessary part of the electronic product development cycle. Our online PCB prototype shop can turn even the most complicated designs into working prototypes quickly and with minimal fuss. What is PCB prototyping? When you are making a new electronic product or component, you need to know that the finished article will perform as you […]


What is PCB pooling?

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Order pooling can help small scale or specialised operations save money on their PCB and prototype costs by sharing fabrication panel space, tools and machine set-ups. The reasoning behind this cost saving is quite simple and can be best illustrated with an example: If Company A requires one 5×3.1 boards and Company B requires one […]


From Gerber to working prototype – a PCB manufacturing overview

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The electronics industry – just as with marketing… even politics – is often guilty of an over reliance on jargon.  This is also true of the ubiquity across the industry of O.P.As (often pointless acronyms). That’s not to say, of course, that the process isn’t complicated, with many precise stages in the process between your […]


How to find a quality PCB prototype company.

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The electronics world grows exponentially, year on year.  One only has to visit the various trade shows to see how many new uses have been found for electronics, which now underpin the day-to-day operation of all our lives.  Of course, just as electronic engineering evolves… so does the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards.  […]


5 criteria for a quality PCB prototyping company

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As the electronics engineering industry continues to grow apace, so does the PCB manufacturing industry, in tandem, to service its needs. With this comes a wider choice for you, the consumer. On the one hand, more choice should mean finding the right supplier easier, but it can also be a bewildering task. It’s vital that […]


Prototype PCB assembly and analysis

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In my last post about printed circuit board manufacturing and prototype pcb assembly, we looked at the various finishes that can be applied to printed circuit boards, such as silver or gold. These finishes are just some of the many chemical processes that take place during prototype PCB assembly and manufacture such as Plating, Etching […]


Prototype PCB UK companies

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Looking for a reliable, prototype PCB UK based company, but don’t know where to start? For over five years, Hi5 Electronics in Rochdale, near Manchester, have serviced many happy customers with their innovative prototype PCB panel service. So how do we go about it? Prototype PCB checklist Firstly, we require you to send us your […]


“Apple”cations of Printed Circuit Boards

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The average consumer might, quite understandably, be wondering what all the fuss is about with PCBs.  After all, they are rarely likely to see Printed Circuit Boards and, if they do, it’s probably not a good thing… if you’re looking at a Printed Circuit Board it’s probably because you’ll pulled your PC tower apart, trying […]