Regulations, policies, and plans are being adopted around the world which require manufacturing companies of all kinds to implement sustainable engineering practices. These efforts are numerous and are intended to protect human and environmental health as well as the integrity of supply chains that may rely on non-renewable resources. While these regulations largely focus on limiting the release of chemicals—either during production or end-use—that contribute to anthropogenic climate change, most also address the potential hazards to both workers and consumers posed by the process chemicals and materials used to manufacture a product.

Altium Focusing on Educating Designers of Today and Tomorrow

May 19, 2022 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

We recently spoke with Rea Callender, Altium’s vice president of education, and Zach Peterson, founder of Northwest Engineering Solutions and a technical consultant for Altium’s educational programs. They discussed Altium’s curriculum—what drives the content development, the goals of their programs, and why there’s never been a better time to continue your PCB design education.



Target Condition: Happier in a Vacuum: The Design Narcissist

May 17, 2022 | Kelly Dack, EPTAC Corporation

Without a doubt, arrogant workplace attitudes have existed in this industry over the decades. Hopefully, as a profession, PCB designers are moving forward and accepting the fresh, positive signals from the many training leaders and...

Fresh PCB Concepts: Sustainability in PCB Design

May 12, 2022 | Team NCAB, NCAB Group

In order to meet the increasing demand for smaller, more powerful, and complex electronics, PCB designers are under pressure to create boards that are not only reliable but also sustainable. This can be a challenge, as many of the...

We have reached the end of this series regarding the five pillars of the component library. We now have a robust library that provides the required resources for the ever-changing industry. Above that is having a flexible library to...

Are You Designing in a Vacuum? Featuring:

  • Are You Designing in a Vacuum? by Andy Shaughnessy
  • Tips for Designing in—and Escaping From—the Vacuum, with Jen Kolar and Cory Grunwald
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: Mark Thompson, with Mark Thompson
  • Happier in a Vacuum: The Design Narcissist, by Kelly Dack
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: From a Service Bureau Perspective, with Nick Barbin
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: Carl Schattke, with Carl Schattke
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