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Six Most Common Mistakes Made When Placing a PCB Assembly Order

Posted by Lisa Holmes on Dec 4, 2017 3:56:36 PM

#1. Incorrect Gerber File Format for Stencil Paste

Fix: The gerber format MUST be RS274X (opposed to RS274D). The RS274X
format is the most current industry standard and includes aperture information in the gerber itself instead of requiring a separate aperture file.. (Google for "RS274X format") All current version CAD programs can generate the -X format although some may default to the older format for the sake of backwards compatibility. 

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Advanced Assembly Donates $12,000 to American Red Cross

Posted by Lawrence Davis on Nov 29, 2017 9:57:01 AM

Advanced Assembly was pleased to present the American Red Cross with a check for $12,000. In an unprecedented disaster season, we encourage others to help if they can.

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Steve Dymerski Joins Advanced Assembly as Quality Assurance Manager

Posted by Lawrence Davis on Nov 29, 2017 9:51:59 AM

Advanced Assembly today announced that Steve Dymerski has joined the company as Quality Assurance Manager. In this position, he will help drive quality standards throughout the company’s manufacturing processes and maintain industry-awarded quality certifications.

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Consignment vs. Turn-Key Assembly

Posted by Lawrence Davis on Nov 29, 2017 9:43:02 AM

Which one should you choose?


Sometimes customer purchase the parts and boards for their designs first, then send all the components in a single box or "kit." Often this is done in an attempt to save money or excercise additional control over the project. However, one out of every two consignment kits go on hold causing delays of 1 - 5 days.

Read this Consignment vs. Turn-Key Assembly overview to determine which service is the best for your upcoming assembly project. 

Consigment or Turn-Key?

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Reflow Soldering

Posted by Lawrence Davis on Nov 29, 2017 9:32:47 AM

Although one cannot consider reflow soldering a new manufacturing process, the advent of Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and lead-free soldering has further expanded the methods and techniques used in the industry.

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