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What materials are used in PCBS?

As a fundamental component of electronic products, printed circuit boards (PCBs) appear in every electronic product. PCBs connect all kinds of components together, making the electronic products work in the way we expect them to. So what materials are used in PCBs? Let’s look at the PCB together.

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Valor NPI at Electronica 2022

Valor NPI is pleased to be showcased at this year’s Electronica show from November 15th-18th in München, Germany. Located in…

flex PCB technology

Top 5 rigid-flex design guidelines

Rigid-flex DFM I am not sure if you have seen a rigid-flex circuit before, but I bet you must have…

CAM Compare tool

3 use models of the CAM Compare tool

Using the CAM Compare tool Valor NPI comes coupled with multiple tool kits specifically designed to manage and assist with…

Z-planner Enterprise PCB stackup tool

What’s New in Z-planner V2022.1

Creating the correct PCB stackup using the proper materials and then transferring that information to your fabricator is extremely important in the success of your PCB design.  Being able to “left-shift” this stage of your design process can add huge cost and quality savings into your entire design.

PCB assembly machine

What is the PCB Design Process?

The PCB design process can be different depending on your company, but the fundamental aspects are all the same –…

PCB Designer on Valor NPI

How do you track changes made to your CAM files?

PCB DFM comparison of CAM files CAM Compare is a popular DFM tool that comes packaged with every version of…

PCB manufacturing capabilities

Why is Design for Manufacturing important?

Who is PCB DFM for? For those of us that have climbed a mountain to take in the gaze of…

PCB material selection

Choosing the right laminate for your PCB design

A balanced approach to material selection involves understanding and considering more than just electrical parameters. In general, with dielectric materials, every parameter that improves performance comes at a marginal increase in cost. Because of this, ensuring that you don’t overdesign within your materials is quite important.