Tuesday, February 20th
Manufacturing of Double-Sided and Multi-Layer Printed Circuit Boards

Manufacturing of Double-Sided and Multi-Layer Printed Circuit Boards

This is the first in a series of articles that will explain what is involved in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing process of a double sided PCB and a multilayer PCB. This will be very high-level overview to provide someone who is not familiar with the manufacturing process the basics of how a PCB is manufactured. Those who will find this series most useful will be hobbyists, students, and Read More..

Most Common Problems with Gerber Files and How to Avoid Them

Most Common Problems with Gerber Files and How to Avoid Them

Common Problems with Gerber Files and How to Avoid Them! The reasons we want to address these common problems is to help reduce the number of errors, mistakes and time delays when manufacturing your PCB. All of these reflect in higher costs in the long run which no one needs! Obsolete File Format: There are basically two types of file formats: 274D (requires aperture list) and 274X (apertures are embedded Read More..

RS274D vs RS274X Gerber file format

RS274D vs RS274X Gerber file format

Gerber File Extension For those that are not familiar with the Gerber file extension designation of rs274d vs rs274x we put together some basic information to help you understand the difference and why it is important in the PCB ordering and manufacturing process. How can just a letter make such a big difference? At first glance the “d” would seem like it would be better than the “x”. After all Read More..