Posted on Apr 25, 2019
This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday discusses how Designing for Manufacturing (DFMA) can help you reduce any potential manufacturing pitfalls. This episode will review factors you should consider during your layout process as well as some Do's and Don'ts when designing for manufacturing and assembly.
Posted on Jul 2, 2018
Flex PCB design has many advantages. In fact, the global market for flex/rigid-flex boards more than doubled in the past 4 years alone. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs. Learn about common flex design issues and how to design to help you catch them before they become a problem. Become a flex PCB design master with tips from the experts at EMA in this webinar.
Posted on Jun 13, 2018
Prevent time-to-market delays by identifying manufacturing issues before they become a costly mistake. It’s not uncommon for designs to be submitted to manufacturing only to have problems identified that require design reworking and re-submission. This results in lost production time, schedule delays, and recurring tooling costs. What if you could identify DFM problems as you design and fix them when they happen? This webinar will help show you how to spot and fix troublesome DFM issues in-design before they ever become a problem.
Posted on Mar 13, 2018
Viral photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently partnered with Dell to create a gorgeous photo series emphasizing the importance of recycling everyday e-waste.
Posted on Apr 7, 2017
A service bureau is a company that provides business services to companies without the internal resources available to handle certain projects. The service bureaus listed on the EMA Design Automation website specialize in the OrCAD and Allegro PCB services including design, testing, manufacturing, and more. These service bureaus maintain a high level of expertise in specific fields allowing you to feel comfortable outsourcing your PCB work to them.
Posted on Jan 13, 2017
At the beginning of every new year, we tend to be very optimistic for the future. In order to move forward into 2017, we thought it was a good time to reflect back on the evolution of PCB design and how these changes are expected to shape the future of the industry.
Posted on Oct 27, 2016
No matter where you are from, we can safely say chocolate is arguably one of the most popular sweets. However, usually binging on chocolate comes with its own setbacks—a hefty amount of fat (thanks to the cocoa butter needed to thin the chocolate for production) and a side order of guilt. Now, thanks to electrical engineers and a new technique, you don’t need to hold back your chocolate cravings anymore.
Posted on Oct 27, 2016
The military is known as a leading innovator in electronic technology. From WWI up to present day, military technological innovations have paved the way for consumer products. Thomas Edison and his Naval Consulting board were some of the first major innovators in the electronics field. Edison and his team worked on projects to help solve military problems and aid in warfare. PCBs became a fundamental tool for military operations including navigation, missiles, and surveillance along with communication equipment. As time progressed, standards began to increase and military equipment requirements expanded to include high-density, rugged, and reliable products.
Posted on Apr 15, 2016
This week, I attended a webinar hosted by IPC titled, Root Cause Analysis for General Reliability Issues in Electronics Assembly. The presentation was given by Dr. S Manian Ramkumar, a professor and chair of mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Ramkumar is also the director for the Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA). He specializes in automation, controls, manufacturing systems, systems modeling, system simulation, and electronics assembly.