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The temporary or quick turn part is a reality in today’s fast-moving design process. In many cases, a search of the corporate library comes up short and you need to explore the supply chain for that perfect part. Starting a design with an unapproved or temporary part is a common occurrence in today’s design environment. This reality has forced all of us to adopt policies and procedures that allow for the use of temporary parts. The biggest challenge with temporary parts is making sure that all of the design’s components have been validated and all remnants of the temporary parts have been successfully purged or converted to an approved part.
Attendees will learn best practices for using and managing temporary parts in a design process. Watch a live demonstration using a design data management system and learn how to prevent a temporary part from slipping through the release process and into manufacturing, all while you track and manage parts throughout the design cycle.
December 6, 2017 2 pm Eastern Time
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Andy Shaughnessy, PCB Design007
Bay Area Circuits is on a quest to help PCB designers and design engineers. For the past few years, the company has been holding facility tours and open house events to help designers understand more about the fabrication process. Now, Bay Area Circuits has upgraded its free design tool, InstantDFM.com, which allows customers and non-customers alike to check manufacturability and request pricing of their jobs. At PCB West, Andy Shaughnessy spoke with President Stephen Garcia and COO Brian Paper about the new tool update, and some of the other services they offer for PCB designers.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
European Editor Pete Starkey and Ucamco Managing Director Karel Tavernier discuss Ucamco’s cloud-based Communic8tor platform which facilitates two-way communication between the CAM engineer and the PCB designer, or any other party involved in the manufacturing process. This gives real-time access to image data and annotations, enabling queries to be resolved, changes to be approved, and a full communications history to be maintained.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey continues with his review of the AltiumLive PCB Design Summit held recently in Munich, Germany. The second day commenced with a new product launch. “Working together is hard” it read on the screen. Statistics indicated that 33% of new products were late getting to market, of which 28% were late due to insufficient collaboration, and up to 50% of potential revenue could be lost through being late to market. Then the screen read “NEXUS makes it easy!”