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Through-Hole Vs. Surface Mount: Contrasting Benefits and Uses

Category: Surface-Mount TechnologyPublished on 2017 Aug, 18
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surface mount vs through hole

PCB assembly services have been arguing the benefits and drawbacks of through-hole vs. surface mount technologies since the 1980s. Through-hole technology (THT) is the original assembly process that dominated the industry until the invention of surface mount technology (SMT) in the 80’s. Surface mount is more efficient and cost-effective than THT, leading many to believe THT would fade into obscurity. However, through-hole technology offers specific benefits that keep it relevant even into the foreseeable future.

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Through-Hole PCB Assembly Offers Reliability and Strength

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Aug, 10
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With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, it seems like yesterday’s greatest thing is tomorrow’s old news. Production methods are constantly being rendered obsolete and abandoned. Yet some of these old techniques, while not used as commonly as they used to be, endure because they offer certain benefits that newer technologies can’t beat.

 

One such method is through-hole PCB assembly. Through-hole technology (THT) became the industry standard in the 1940s and reigned supreme until the invention of Surface Mount Technology in the 1980s. Many thought through-hole technology would be phased out, since SMT allows for the creation of smaller, faster PCBs at less cost. Yet the benefits of through-hole PCB assembly have kept it from becoming obsolete.

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The Enduring Popularity of Surface Mount PCB Assembly

Category: Surface-Mount TechnologyPublished on 2017 Aug, 04
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Almost all mass produced PCBs today are manufactured using surface mount PCB assembly. Surface mount technology (SMT) rose to prominence in the 80’s and has dominated the industry ever since. That is because surface mount PCB assembly is easier to automate and therefore can produce large amounts of boards faster at far less cost.

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Low Volume PCB Assembly Services from Telan Corp

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jul, 28
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low volume PCB assembly service

At Telan, we specialize in high-mix, low to medium volume PCB assemblies. We understand the need for customized parts and flexible assembly services. If you don’t need a million PCBs, why should you pay for that many? As a small run PCB manufacturer, we can help you produce your PCBs quickly and affordably, with the same quality standards as a large production run.

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PCB Testing from Telan Corporation

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jul, 21
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PCB Testing

When selecting a PCB assembly service, choose a company that offers thorough PCB testing. You want to have confidence that your product will work before it gets to the market. Small defects can easily be corrected during the assembly process if proper PCB testing is conducted.

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An Overview of the PCB Assembly Process Steps

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jul, 17
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PCB assembly process

In our last blog we discussed how PCBs are produced, and now we will look at the PCB assembly process steps that lead to a completed product.

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Telan Corp Offers All the PCB Material Types You Need

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jul, 07
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PCB material types

To the untrained eye all PCBs may look alike, but there is no such thing as a “standard” PCB. Each one is designed for a unique function and end use, and have to be designed to perform that function in the space available. Nearly every aspect of a PCB is customizable, including its size. The size and thickness of a board is determined by the circuit requirements, and you can also create multi-layer boards by putting several thin boards together.

 

Even PCB material types come in a variety of options, depending on your needs. While certain PCB material types are used more often than others, they may not meet the specific needs of your product. At Telan Corporation, we can help you choose the PCB that is best for you.

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An Overview of PCB Manufacturing Methods

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jun, 30
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PCB manufacturing methods

There are several PCB manufacturing methods that a PCB can be submitted to before reaching the final product. These methods include preparing the board’s surface, placing components, soldering, cleaning, and inspection and testing. Telan Corporation has been providing reliable PCB manufacturing methods for over 35 years. We offer a variety of assembly and solder techniques to meet the unique needs of your PCB.

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The Benefits of PCB Assembly in the US

Category: Circuit Board AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jun, 23
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PCB manufacturers in the USA

Is your business looking to follow the growing re-shoring trend and bring your PCB assembly back to the United States? For years, cheap labor and shipping costs enticed companies to outsource their manufacturing overseas. But recent economic changes, both home and abroad, are showing it can be more cost-effective to manufacture at home. PCB manufacturers in the USA also offer benefits that overseas manufacturers can’t beat.

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Telan Corporation: a Top PCB Supplier for Over 35 Years

Category: Circuit Board AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jun, 16
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top PCB supplier

Telan Corporation is in our fourth decade of providing quality PCB assembly services. Our reputation for speed and reliability is due in part to our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Today we will look at some of the machinery that allows us to be a top PCB supplier and assembly service.

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Does Your PCB Assembly Service Help Reduce Vibration?

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jun, 08
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New Jersey PCB Assembly

According to industry statistics, new electronic products have field failure rates of up to 15-20% in their first year, with fatigue accounting for up to 20% of those product failures. These failures lead to costly warranty replacements or even product recalls. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Is your Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service taking active steps to ensure your PCB is up to its task? The majority of electronic devices are prone to some degree of vibration, and the PCB assembly process plays a major role in determining how much vibration a PCB experiences.

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Problem-Solving With A Contract Electronics Manufacturer

Category: Electronic ManufacturingPublished on 2017 Jun, 01
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Pennsylvania contract electronics manufacturer

Even with the most well thought-out business plans, companies will inevitably run into problems. Effective problem solving looks for the best, most cost efficient solutions. Sometimes this means turning to a third party for assistance. Telan Corporation, a Pennsylvania contract electronics manufacturer, offers PCB assembly solutions backed by over 35 years of experience.

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PCB Assembly and Board Tolerances

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 May, 25
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New York PCB Assembly

When bringing a product to market, you want to have confidence that your printed circuit boards will hold up under all possible conditions: from extreme heat or cold to vibration. Your choice of New York PCB assembly service can have a big impact on the lasting quality of your board. Be sure your assembly service offers thorough testing with an eye on tolerances. These tests are a necessary part of assembly, ensuring your board is in working order.

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Finding "Just Right" Solutions with PCB Assembly Services

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 May, 18
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Maryland PCB Assembly

A growing trend in business today is the concept of "rightsizing." While some companies use this as a euphemism for downsizing, that is a misuse of the term. Rightsizing is to convert something to an appropriate or optimum size. In other words, it is the Goldilocks solution: not too big and not too small, but “just right.”  In PCB assembly, this refers both to the actual size of your design as well as the size of your production run. An experienced Maryland PCB assembly service can help you achieve rightsize in both these areas.

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The Perks of Using a Contract Electronics Manufacturer

Category: Circuit Board AssemblyPublished on 2017 Apr, 13
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Thanks to the ongoing manufacturing boom, there is an overabundance of options when it comes to contract electronics manufacturers. Choosing the right partner is crucial if you want your product to compete in the ever-expanding marketplace. Consumers demand a high quality product that can be delivered quickly. Hiring an electronic manufacturing service in New York can be your one-stop time and money-saving solution.

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The Perks of Using a Contract Electronics Manufacturer

Category: Telan CorpPublished on 2017 Apr, 13
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Thanks to the ongoing manufacturing boom, there is an overabundance of options when it comes to contract electronics manufacturers. Choosing the right partner is crucial if you want your product to compete in the ever-expanding marketplace. Consumers demand a high quality product that can be delivered quickly. Hiring an electronic manufacturing service in New York can be your one-stop time and money-saving solution.

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