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Common PCB Assembly faults and their prevention
Posted: September 27, 2019

The UK Electronics team are dedicated to ensuring a high quality product every time, following ISO 9001:2015 quality guidelines and working to IPC 610 standards. (more…)

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PCB design tips that make a big difference to performance
Posted: September 17, 2019

At UK Electronics, we understand the importance of good PCB design to ensure that your components work as expected. (more…)

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Improving the PCB manufacturing process
Posted: September 16, 2019

At UK Electronics, we’re always looking for ways to improve our service and products, ensuring every customer gets the PCBs they expect. While we’re proud of our PCB design, manufacturing and prototyping services, we know the industry moves forward and we have to keep up with the changes to ensure we always deliver quality units in an efficient manner.

Monitoring and investing in new technology to help us improve is a big part of what we do, as this means we deliver the PCBs you want quicker than before without losing quality. We also work on designs and prototypes internally that can change the way we work and set new standards across the industry.

This expertise is just one reason why we’re one of the most popular for PCB assembly in the UK, and we take small, custom orders to large, requests for big names and devices. Our PCB manufacturing process allows us to handle both types of order with ease, fully understanding the needs of our customers to make sure we deliver what they expect.

As technology improves, we must do the same. This is why, when a new development emerges, we study it and see if we can make use of it or improve on it further.

Innovations in technology

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is one such innovation of recent years that has made a huge difference to PCB manufacturing. While this has been used by many companies to print circuit boards, or parts of them, for a while, one new development is the printing of capacitors within the PCB while being printed.

Creating and then connecting capacitors to circuit boards is often a long and complex task, and while parts of it have been made easier over the years, no development will have as big an impact as this.

There are variances of less than 1% from samples checked, which is promising for such a task, where human error can introduce much bigger variances. The time this will save on each unit will improve efficiency a lot, allowing more PCBs to be created in less time. This is especially important for large orders and opens up new options for what else additive manufacturing can do.

Ensuring the quality remains high

While we’re always looking for new ways to improve our designs and processes, we’re committed to taking our time to evaluate what would work best for us and our customers. This means we try these new technologies and procedures and test PCBs in a range of situations to ensure we can continue to supply reliable and efficient components.

Even once a new process or piece of technology is released, it doesn’t mean it should be used straight away. In this case, the theory would have been promising but it takes a lot of testing before it becomes a viable option for PCB manufacturing. Even when a technology is deemed useful, it might not always be refined enough to deliver the results like our customers expect. Knowing when to invest and when to wait is a big decision.

To find out more about our PCB manufacturing process, get in touch with the team at UK Electronics today.

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UK:E take on Colour Blast 2019
Posted: September 5, 2019

Some of the UK:E team are gearing up to take on this years Colour Blast for a great cause! (more…)

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The difference between PCB schematics and designs
Posted: August 22, 2019

When a customer orders PCBs, there are number of steps to go through before the units can be produced, from design to testing to manufacturing and everything in between. At UK Electronics, we have a reputation for quality and efficiency at every stage of the process, making us one of the most popular choices for PCB Assembly in the UK. (more…)

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UK Electronics exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing And Electronics 19
Posted: August 13, 2019

We’re exhibiting once again at the must-attend Northern Manufacturing And Electronics 19 (more…)

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UK Electronics to exhibit at next months Rail Infrastructure Networking event
Posted: August 13, 2019

We are excited to be exhibiting at the september Rail Infrastructure Networking event (more…)

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EDA tools market to see significant growth
Posted: August 1, 2019

A recent report has shown that the electronic design automation (EDA) market is set to experience excellent growth over the coming years thanks to its part in designing components used in electrical devices – such as those we use every day. (more…)

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Important considerations for your PCBs
Posted: July 27, 2019

When you need PCBs for your device, there are plenty of factors to keep in mind – and they can make a big difference to the performance and capabilities of the item its used in. (more…)

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UK:E’s purchasing manager to cycle the Yorkshire Lass Sportive
Posted: July 17, 2019

Our purchasing manager Helen Lewis will be cycling 60 miles in the Yorkshire Lass Sportive for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice (more…)

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