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Optimizing Component Selection by Connecting the Designer to the Supply Chain

A new generation of connected design platforms, called engineering data management (EDM) systems, addresses issues of extended product development cycles by continually synchronizing supply-chain information with PCB design libraries, and alerting engineers to changes and conflicts.
by Bob Potock

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PCB Designers Hold Smart Factories Ransom

Many companies have ended up “just living with” multiple, repeated PCB fabrication and assembly issues for years, regarding them as a given. If smart factories are to work, however, this has to change. Here’s how..
by Michael Ford

ADDITIVE PROCESSING
Savings and Efficiencies with Printed Silver Flexible Circuits

Historically, a designer’s only recourse as electronics packaging became denser was to incorporate flexible PCBs to route traces around 3D structures. Innovations in printing and component attach are seeing light, flexible printed silver circuitry in high-density applications where more costly traditional etched copper circuits were once exclusive.
by Greg Kuchuris

 

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