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The Four Best Practices for Organizing Your CAD System Drawings

One of the main causes of disorganization is the multiple files that any CAD system will generate. Without an organized file system in place that is used consistently, CAD files can quickly become overwhelming piles of lost treasures. To help, here are some best practices for organizing your CAD system that I’ve used over the years to keep myself out of trouble.


Ensure Electronic Requirements for Medical Devices Are Met With A Contract Partner

Many of these new tools require advanced electronics to drive their functionality. These circuit boards usually have to be developed quickly to meet a new and pressing need while maintaining the highest level of quality to ensure safe and reliable treatment. Achieving these goals requires adherence to an elaborate array of electronic requirements for medical devices, including industry standards of conformity and manufacturability. Here are some of the requirements that contract manufacturers have to meet to build electronics for medical devices.


The PCB Etching Process and its Role in Circuit Board Manufacturing

Most everyone is familiar with the work of a PCB contract manufacturer who assembles electronic components to a circuit board. Many people don’t realize, though, that before it is assembled, the circuit board is produced using a very intricate fabrication process. This job is handled by fabricators who use lamination and PCB etching processes to create the raw circuit board. We will explore this part of circuit board manufacturing with some details about the PCB fabrication process.


PCB Material Management for High-Frequency Applications Best Practices

Proper materials management is essential in all aspects of our lives, from cooking ingredients to choosing the right paint colors for a house. It’s also crucial in manufacturing printed circuit boards, especially when those PCBs are operating at high frequencies. Here are some PCB material management for high-frequency considerations to keep in mind for your next design.