Pete’s Top Ten PCB Articles for 2015


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1. Barry Matties and Bryan  Bernas: Whelen Engineering Reduces Cycle Time by Building a New Automated PCB Factory

The future of american manufacturing might be found in the small community of charlestown, new hampshire, at Whelen engineering. A company founded and headquartered in connecticut in the 1950s, Whelen is a leading manufacturer of all things relating to emergency lights and sirens for the automobile and aviation industries.

2. Alun Morgan: Fire Retardancy: What, Why and How 

Flame retardants are compounds, which when added to materials during or after manufacture, inhibit or suppress the combustion process.

3. Tarja Rapala-Virtanen, et al: Next-Generation Ultra-Thin HDI PCB Manufacturing Challenges

High-density interconnection (HDI) PCB technology is advancing to enable increased miniaturization and functionality of products such as smartphones, tablet computers and wearable devices.

4. Dr. Jon Harrop: Opportunities for 3D Printed   Structural Electronics

Today’s 3d printers have many limitations, but the boundaries are being pushed and exciting developments are continuously being made. One of the most promising recent developments in the world of 3d printing is multimaterial printing.

5. Michael Carano: OSP and Selective Electroless Nickel for Mixed-Metal Finish PWBs and BGA Substrates

Pressure to eliminate lead in electronics assemblies is forcing fabricators and OEMs to reevaluate their surface finish and joint attachment procedures.

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