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Getting Your First Quote on CircuitHub

Melissa
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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. 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. 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!

Tips

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.

Podcast

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.

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Ep 30: Inner Layer Production w/ CAM Engineer Dave Wilcox

Melissa
on
August 16, 2021

We're joined again by CircuitHub CAM Engineer Dave Wilcox to talk more about bare circuit board manufacturing. In this episode we Dave teaches us what happens during the inner layer production process.

Updates

Update on how the global components shortage is affecting orders

Melissa
on
August 11, 2021

Here's an update on how the component shortages are affecting our services and some concrete steps you can take as a response.

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Ep. 29: Small PCB layout decisions that have a significant impact on assembly

Melissa
on
August 2, 2021

In today's episode Chris, a self proclaimed novice engineer, touches on the layout process and how small decisions can have a significant impact on assembly.

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Ep. 28: Our top suggestions for customers w/ CircuitHub Account Manager, John Jacquinet

Melissa
on
July 19, 2021

Although we like to keep our episodes targeted towards anyone who is interested in PCB assembly as a whole, we know that many of our listeners are CircuitHub customers. In this episode we sat down with John Jacquinet, who is an Account Manager at CircuitHub.