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Getting Your First Quote on CircuitHub

Melissa
on
February 10, 2017

Welcome! On CircuitHub you can upload your EDA design files, get a live interactive quote, and order fully assembled circuit boards. If you are an electrical engineer looking for a new solution to your pcb manufacturing and assembly needs, then CircuitHub might be right for you!

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Ep. 38: How Chinese New Year Impacts Manufacturing

Melissa
on
January 10, 2022

Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) is a welcome and well-deserved break for Chinese workers. However, it is also a notoriously stressful time for the global manufacturing industry. In today's episode, we give you a manufacturer's perspective of why it is usually such a disruptive period.

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Ep. 37: Showstoppers that delay PCB assembly w/ Production Manager, Rob OConnell

Melissa
on
December 20, 2021

We love it when PCB orders run through the assembly line smooth as butter. Inevitably, however, sometimes things do get delayed. On today's episode, we sat down with CircuitHub Production Manager, Rob OConnell, on the biggest showstoppers that cause orders to run late and some things customers can do to prevent this from happening.

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Chinese New Year 2022 Closures

CircuitHub
on
December 14, 2021

The public Chinese Spring Festival (aka Chinese New Year) is quickly approaching and will begin at the end of January 2022. While the holiday is officially only a week long, its effects on the manufacturing industry are much longer. Here's what you can expect this year:

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Ep. 38: How Chinese New Year Impacts Manufacturing

Melissa
on
January 10, 2022

Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) is a welcome and well-deserved break for Chinese workers. However, it is also a notoriously stressful time for the global manufacturing industry. In today's episode, we give you a manufacturer's perspective of why it is usually such a disruptive period.

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Ep. 37: Showstoppers that delay PCB assembly w/ Production Manager, Rob OConnell

Melissa
on
December 20, 2021

We love it when PCB orders run through the assembly line smooth as butter. Inevitably, however, sometimes things do get delayed. On today's episode, we sat down with CircuitHub Production Manager, Rob OConnell, on the biggest showstoppers that cause orders to run late and some things customers can do to prevent this from happening.

Updates

Chinese New Year 2022 Closures

CircuitHub
on
December 14, 2021

The public Chinese Spring Festival (aka Chinese New Year) is quickly approaching and will begin at the end of January 2022. While the holiday is officially only a week long, its effects on the manufacturing industry are much longer. Here's what you can expect this year:

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Ep: 36: When to request first articles

Melissa
on
December 6, 2021

First articles, also known as batch run or first-run amongst other terms, is when a customer requests the first several finished PCBAs from a production run be delivered for inspection before the entire quantity is built.

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Ep. 35: Evaluating Pick and Place Machine Suppliers

Melissa
on
October 27, 2021

Worthington is in the process of upgrading its pick and place machinery. In order to do that requires a long process of evaluating potential new suppliers. Chris walks us through what that journey is like, why a contract manufacturer may need to upgrade its equipment, his recent in-person visit to one of the suppliers they've narrowed down to, and more!

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PCB Design Tips to Improve Yield During the Pick and Place Process

Melissa
on
October 26, 2021

Here's our design suggestions for what you can do to make the pick and place go smoother for your CM, which will in turn improve yields and potentially also lower lead times and cost.

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Ep. 34: What are fiducials and why you should use them

Melissa
on
October 11, 2021

This episode is dedicated to fiducials which, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, are the small copper dots you may have seen on your bare PCB. We get into the details of what they are, where and why are they are use, and how you can use them in your design.

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Ep. 33: Get to know Melissa and Chris

Melissa
on
September 27, 2021

To celebrate reaching 10,000 downloads of the podcast, Chris and Melissa mix things up and interview each other so that you can get to know your hosts better!

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Ep. 32: An EDA Tool Walks Into a CM w/ Fusion 360 Electronics Product Manager, Ben Jordan

Melissa
on
September 13, 2021

We're very excited to be joined on this episode by Ben Jordan. Ben, who was previously at Altium for many years, now works at Autodesk as a Senior Product Manager for the Fusion 360 Electronics product.

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Ep. 31: The basics of the PCB drilling process w/ CAM Engineer Dave Wilcox

Melissa
on
August 30, 2021

As a continuation of last week's episode with CircuitHub CAM Engineer, Dave Wilcox, we discuss the basics of what happens during the PCB drilling process.