Adventures in Engineering: It's Pronounced 'Tooling Holes'

May 18, 2021 | Chris Young, The Goebel Company

Tooling holes are more than a type of mounting hole used in PCBs to aid in the assembly of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs). Tooling holes are used for aligning, inserting, and extracting PCBAs in higher level assemblies because they are precise mechanical references embedded into the PCB.

Operational Excellence from a Design Services Manager

May 18, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Jesse Vaughan discusses the key aspects of continuous improvement he sees in his role as manager of design services at ACDi, and the importance of carving out communication channels—both internally and externally to help build operational excellence.



Dana on Data: Effective Front-end Engineering External KPIs

May 13, 2021 | Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC

PCB fabricator front-end engineering departments are always under great pressure to be kept small, generate production tooling instantaneously from customer data and never, ever, make a mistake. Key performance indicators...

Standard of Excellence: Dare to Share

May 13, 2021 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

We often talk about the value of working closely with your vendors to the point of making them partners. This strategy makes sense. The closer you are to your vendors, the more you help them, the better vendors they will be, and most...

Time to Market: Faster Than Ever

May 6, 2021 | Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.

Now more than ever, speed is more important than anything else. When we talk to our customers, especially the ones who are working on new and innovative products (and almost all of them are), there is a growing concern that their...

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  • My Ongoing Journey Toward DFM, by Kelly Dack
  • My Top Six Design Challenges, by Mark Thompson
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