How To Make Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Posted: Feb 19 2019, 4:25am CST | by , in How To

 

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How to Make Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

Printed Circuit Boards manufacturers make your idea a reality.

Once your idea for a new device or gadget works on a breadboard its time to take it to the next level. A Printed Circuit Board (PCB) takes your design much closer to production. There are some hurdles you need to take to transform your breadboard circuit into a PCB design. The process requires special PCB design software.

The good news is that you are not the first facing the challenge of taking a project to the PCB level. There is a whole industry that picks you up at your skill level and quantity needs. Shenzhen based RayMing PCB & Assembly is one of China's biggest PCB manufacturers. The company offers prototype, one-off and short run PCB production that is ideal for early-stage projects. You can scale with such a supplier of course to full mass production using their testing services and range of different PCB technologies.

After a PCB Design is done the Gerber files are delivered to the manufacturer for printing the first board. The Gerber format is an open ASCII vector format for 2D binary images. It is the de facto standard used by the printed circuit board industry. Your first PCB will likely have issues as problems with heat or interference can surface. To help avoid some of the pitfalls in PCB design, you can find tips and guides for PCB layouts and design on raypcb.com.

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