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October 17, 2019 

Additive Electronics Conference Set for October 2019 Debut

Kelly Dack

Kelly Dack and Tara Dunn talk about the upcoming conference "Additive Electronics: PCB Scale to IC Scale" on October 24, 2019, hosted by SMTA in San Jose, California, and why it’s an important event for people to attend—especially those involved in the design process. 

Kelly Dack: I’ve heard a lot recently about additive electronics, and I’m familiar with the subject only from the standpoint of 3D printers layering up different materials, including conductive materials. But a couple of weeks ago, I reconnected with Tara Dunn who talked to me about the Additive Electronics Conference that’s coming up, which will cover a very different realm...
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Words of Advice: Making Life Easier for Fabrication and Assembly

In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What steps do you take to make the job easier for your fabrication and assembly providers? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. Try to insist that client has fab house run Valor DFM.
  2. Consult them first with any questions.
  3. Don’t use more demanding fab technology than absolutely necessary, including tolerances.
  4. Review Gerbers before their release.
  5. Go straight to the vendors for a stackup.

PCB Designers: Improve Your PCB Documentation Process
In the new ebook, The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Documentation, author Mark Gallant of DownStream Technologies explains how the automated documentation solutions of today can eliminate post-processing errors and speed up time to market. This book is a must-read for any PCB designers or design engineers who would like to adopt current documentation processes.Download your free copy today! You can also view other titles in our full library.
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Beyond Design: My 100th Column

Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

Believe it or not, this is my 100th “Beyond Design” column. To wrap it up, I look back over the past 99 columns and reflect on what I believe to be the most enlightening for high-speed PCB designers, counting down in reverse order of preference.

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Flexible Thinking: Standards—An Industrial-strength Glue
Joe Fjelstad
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The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates
Considering thermal issues in the earliest stages of the design process is critical. Written by Ventec International Group, this book provides a comprehensive tour through the world of thermal management. Readers will learn how to dissipate heat from electronic devices, select and specify materials for specific applications, and achieve more reliable and cost-effective designs by using insulated metal substrates. Download now!

Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

The PCB Design Landscape

For this issue, we offer a snapshot of the PCB design segment as it exists today: the good, the bad, and everything in between. After interviewing designers at trade shows and conferences this year, we think it’s safe to say that this is a pretty good time to be a PCB designer or design engineer...

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Traversing the Design Landscape with Hartley and Creeden, a conversation with Rick Hartley and Mike Creeden
Digi-Key on Adapting to the Changing Industry Landscape, Part 2, a conversation with Chris Beeson
Lee Ritchey on the Direction of PCB Design, a conversation with Lee Ritchey
The Landscape of the Design Community, by Andy Shaughnessy
Flex Design: Know Your Applications, a conversation with Kelly Dack
The State of Flex Design, by Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

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