Technical Articles

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Bare Board Group, Inc.


Bare Board Group, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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A pin hole is a small depression found in a solder connection after the connection has been cleaned. In the three to four seconds that a board passes over a solder wave, moisture from within the board... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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via or "feed-thru" hole connects the top circuitry of a printed circuit board to the bottom circuitry or any layer(s) in between. A via can be used as a test point when exposed or when a clearance or... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The submittal of a complete tooling package ensures that your PCB supplier will provide you with quality product that is shipped on time.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The Stack-Up is the specific call out of material thickness and copper weights required to produce a particular multilayered printed circuit board. The description of the stack-up can be found on the... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The minimum annular ring is the amount of copper material measured from the edge of the hole to the outside diameter of the pad. The internal (multilayer PCBs) and external minimum annular ring on a... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Blind and buried vias are needed when the circuit artwork or design is of a very tight or heavy packaging density that would not allow a via or vias to pass entirely through all the layers of the... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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It is highly recommended to bake the bare boards prior to any assembly operation especially as the demand for lead-free materials increase.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Test coupons are used as an indicator of quality - a tool for both the manufacturer and customer to help determine the quality of the manufacturing process and, hopefully, the quality of the finish... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Solder mask or solder resist is like varnish or lacquer that is applied to the outside or top and bottom layers to form a permanent protective coating for the copper traces of a printed circuit board.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Tg, Td, CTE/Z-Axis expansion - some quick definitions about material.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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More and more of today's PCB designs demand faster processing of information requiring the bare board to have what is known as controlled impedance - the elimination or minimizing of discontinuities... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The bare board is electrical tested to ensure that it reflects the original design as intended. The test is typically a series of continuity and isolations tests. There are basically two methods for... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The submittal of a Complete Tooling Package ensures your PCB supplier provides you with quality product that is shipped on-time. The tooling package is made up of the following: Company... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Your company has decided to provide your manufacturing operation with an offshore solution to your printed circuit board needs. Going offshore for bare boards has its rewards - and problems. Careful... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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Ever thought about asking that board house right down the road from you - the one that has been providing your company with PCBs for years - for an offshore solution? Going offshore for bare boards,... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The apparent disconnect between what OEMs want, insofar as PCB quality received versus what fabricators are shipping, was the focus of an article in the September/October 2008 addition of the IPC... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The Stack-Up is the specific call out of material thickness and copper weights required to produce a particular multi-layered printed circuit board. The description of the stack-up can be found on the... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The idea of "going direct" to an offshore PCB manufacturing company has its advantages and disadvantages, and the disadvantages are more substantial than many people realize. Before you take the... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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When it comes to printed circuit boards and related assemblies, Werner Engelmaier brings over 50 years of practical engineering experience in design, process and product evaluation, materials and... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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The two predominate plating processes used in the manufacture of PCBs are pattern and panel plating. Pattern plating, also known as print, plate, and etch requires only the image of the circuit to be... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
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A via or "feed-thru" hole connects the top circuitry of the printed circuit board to the bottom circuitry or any layer(s) in between. A via can be used as a test point when exposed or when a clearance... (View Full Article)

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