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PCB Prototypes – speed them up from Weeks To Minutes!

If there is one thing that is crucial to the success of an idea, it is reduced time to market. To achieve that objective, fabricating PCB prototypes fast and with elasticity, is a key requirement. When designers need to spend days waiting for a prototype, they are wasting valuable man-hours in evaluating their design and finally getting the product out in the market. Rapid prototyping is thus the need of the…

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5G – A Change That Is Going To Make A Big Difference In PCB Manufacturing World

5G PCB Manufacturing ABL Circuits

The impact that 5G is expected to have on electronic devices cannot be overstated. From faster data rates to more data traffic, the impact will be profound. What is important though is the manufacturing innovation required to be able to handle this kind of scale and quality. From transportation to industrial applications, from mobile phone connectivity to entertainment applications, the impact will be ubiquitous. The PCB Manufacturing industry is no…

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ABL Circuits Fastest Complete PCB Service

ABL Circuits Fastest Complete PCB Service in UK

How fast can you Manufacture my Complete PCB Service? This is a question the team at ABL Circuits are often asked – we live in a world now where we are not used to waiting around and want things instantly and our clients are no exception when it comes to their Printed Circuit Boards. ABL Circuits are able to manufacture your PCBs in five days without compromising on the quality…

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ABL Circuits Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

ABL Circuits Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Did you know, we manufacture flexible Printed Circuit Boards in a variety of thickness and flexibility depending on what they will be used for and how flexible the customer needs them to be. Our fibreglass PCBs can be manufactured at a thickness as small as 0.2mm thick and continue to be extremely flexible. We also create truly flexible PCBs using polyimide. Take a look at what our Chief Executive Mark…

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ABL Circuits Design Software

ABL Circuits PCB Design Software

When it comes to PCB manufacture, ABL Circuits use a variety of different systems and items of equipment to ensure our clients receive the highest quality Printed Circuit Boards from us and which enable us to achieve the fastest complete PCB service in the UK. Today, we wanted to explain the PCB design process and the design software that we use when you ask us to design a printed circuit…

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ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Routing

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacturing Routing

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Routing The final process in the board manufacture is to rout out the boards to size on a CNC Routing Machine which can be programmed from the original CAD data or manually with a video camera and joystick. The boards can either be left in a panel or routed out as singles, lots of companies prefer left in a panel because it aids assembly especially if…

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ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Bare Board Test

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacturing Bare Board Test

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Bare Board Test The boards on the panel can then be bare board tested in house using a four headed flying probe bare board tester. The probes on either side of the panel, two on each side, rapidly check every connection compared to the original CAD data supplied rather than comparing one board to another so there is no chance of any errors or shorts creeping…

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ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Screen Print

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacturing Screen Print

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Screen Print The screen print process is very similar to screen printing t-shirts. A screen is exposed and developed on a very fine mesh nylon screen, the image is then lined up with the panel on a bed with micro adjustments to position perfectly and ink is applied by screen printing technique which forces ink through the exposed areas on the screen through onto the board…

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ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Molten Solder

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Molten Solder

ABL Circuits PCB Manufacture Molten Solder Once the solder resist ink is cured the panels are then either hot air solder levelled, which involves emersing the whole panel in a liquid bath of molten solder, and as the panel is withdrawn from the bath, a blast of hot air blows out all the excess solder leaving the holes perfectly smooth and clean and all the surface mount pads perfectly flat…

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