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The Digital Layout: San Diego Chapter Updates and More

May 20, 2019 | Stephen (Steph) Chavez, IPC Designers Council

This month’s column is packed with recent activities, including a spotlight on the San Diego Chapter and an interview with Luke Hausherr, the new chapter president. You’ll also find an update from the IPC Designers Council Executive Board as collaboration with the new IPC Education Foundation continues to evolve and recommended reading featuring an interview with a young designer.

XNC Format: Gerber Takes Data Into the Future

May 20, 2019 | Denis Morin, Karel Tavernier, Jean-Pierre Charras, and Marius Matioc

The problem is that so many NC files are of deplorable quality because the NC format was never designed as a data transfer format. It has always been a machine driver and contains all sorts of information that a drilling machine needs, but that is irrelevant and confusing for data exchange.





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There are a number of different factors that influence the protection afforded by potting compounds. The act of encapsulating a component or PCB means that it is surrounded by a layer of resin, which completely seals a component or an...

Flexible Thinking: How to Get From Here to There

April 26, 2019 | Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

To begin any process, you must first know where you are going. This is true for any project or life pursuit, I believe, and I often try to bring it to mind as I start any new project. With respect to developing products that might...

Having covered the subject of conformal coatings in depth over the past few months, now is an appropriate time to review some of the key pointers I have tried to share in my various columns. I present some of my thoughts on the...

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