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Guidelines to identify -Hottest and coldest spot on the PCBA for setting reflow profile

Identifying both hot and cold spots on the PCBA are very important to set up right reflow profile as the Conveyor speed in the oven should allow both the hot and the cold spots to reach [...]

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A Detailed Guide to Setting Lead-Free Thermal Profiles for Reflow Soldering

In Lead-free (Pb-free) reflow soldering for SMT PCBAs, soldering defects associated with thermal profiling can be mitigated by a thorough understanding of the variables affecting the process, as [...]

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All About Resistors on Circuit Boards

Resistors are passive components necessary for use in circuit board assemblies. Rush PCB Inc uses resistors in their PCB assemblies to resist the flow of electric current. Electronic circuits use [...]

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All About Hot Swap PCBs

Rush PCB Inc makes various types of hot swap printed circuit boards (PCBs) that are necessary for building custom mechanical keyboards. Typically, manufacturers use two types of PCBs for making [...]

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All About Copper Clad PCB Boards

Printed Circuit Board or PCB manufacturers like Rush PCB Inc use various materials for cladding boards. One of the most common materials for cladding is copper. The main reason for this is copper [...]

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Preventing Warpage during PCB Assembly

The electronics industry is presently using thinner printed circuit boards (PCBs) and smaller SMT electronic components than they did earlier. The trend comes from increasing customer demands for [...]

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Selecting Lead-Free PCB Manufacturing Material

Selecting lead-free PCB manufacturing materials or rather, those that comply with the RoHS Directive, also requires considering the capability of the material to withstand high temperatures, and [...]

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Assembling Rigid-Flex PCBs

Rush PCB recommends using multi-layer rigid flexible printed circuit boards for reducing the weight and size of the assembly, improving circuit board reliability, PCB assembly flexibility, [...]

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Ball Grid Arrays — What are They

Most IC packages have soldering pins along one, two, or all four of their edges. While some have them positioned away from the body, for some the manufacturers bend the pins back under the [...]

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IC Packages — Why the Variety?

Rush PCB, our customers and most others are accustomed to seeing and handling Integrated Circuits or ICs. However, what everyone sees and handles is really the external packaging, as the die or [...]