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Short portrait of the ENAL funding project

ENAL = Use of nano-coated tools in printed circuit board production Approximately ten percent of the manufacturing costs of a printed circuit board are caused by the mechanical manufacturing processes, drilling and milling. The costs for drilling and milling tools play a not insignificant role. Together with KSG, a Saxon project consortium within the framework …

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SIR test according to IPC

The SIR test (surface insulation resistance) is used to test the surface resistance in a humid/heat climate. In addition to temperature fluctuations, electronic assemblies are often subject to the effects of moisture during use. Moisture can lead to the accelerated formation of migration paths that eventually cause a short circuit. These are usually recognizable by …

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Storing printed circuit boards correctly: the most important tips

Incorrect handling and improper storage of printed circuit boards have fatal consequences. Contamination, moisture and electrostatic charge can irreparably damage printed circuit boards or later electronic assemblies, reduce solderability and affect the electrical test. Absorbed moisture in base materials can cause internal delamination, twisting and warping, or excessive stresses in the through-metallizations. The reason: During …

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The semiflex PCB construction is bent twice by 90° and carries 195 electrical connections across the two semiflexible areas.

3D printed circuit boards: three technologies, three examples (Part 2)

Semiflex PCB: the low-cost alternative to rigidflex Semiflex is considered a low-cost alternative to rigid-flex technology. The absence of flex foils lowers the price, but also reduces the bending properties. The movable areas here are created by deep milling in the FR4 PCB, the remaining thickness is only about 150 µm. The PCB is therefore …

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HSMtec 3D pcb

3D printed circuit boards: three technologies, three examples (Part 1)

Three-dimensional PCBs make optimum use of limited installation space and can be constructed using various processes, assembly variants and materials. With rigid-flex, semiflex and HSMtec 3D, we present three manufacturing processes and shed light on their technical properties, possible applications as well as their advantages and limitations. Increasing packing density, reducing weight and at the …

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KSG expands production capacity for multilayer and HDI/SBU printed circuit boards

This year, the PCB manufacturer KSG has invested around 11.6 million euros in its two plants in Gornsdorf and Gars am Kamp. In addition to expanding its production capacities, KSG is also expanding its process technology for high-speed HF and HDI/SBU PCBs. “With this year’s investments, we are increasing our competence in HDI/SBU (high density …

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Roadmap

A look at the roadmap for the European printed circuit board industry

Multifunctional system boards are already state of the art today. Different starting materials, methods and manufacturing processes enable highly specialised circuit carriers: densely packed and/or highly integrated, RF-capable, high-current-capable, heat-optimised and three-dimensional. The current technology roadmap shows what drives and controls the development of PCB technology and where the journey is heading. The development of …

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KSG brings plugging process in-house

PCB manufacturer KSG has implemented the plugging process for filling through and blind holes in its production. The higher integration densities possible with plugging lead to a considerable space gain in SBU setups (SBU: sequential build up) and thus to fewer restrictions in the layout design of complex circuits (technology “via in pad” or “staggered/stacked …

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KSG launches pcb-blog

pcb-blog is the name of the new company blog of PCB specialist KSG, which has been online since April. Here, everything revolves around the printed circuit board: From application examples and tips for designers to webinars and technical terms to news from the company and the industry, the blog shares valuable expertise. The blog is …

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