Eurocircuits are a European manufacturer of standard technology printed circuit boards (or PCBs).
Our headquarters are in the picturesque Belgian town of Mechelen and our production units are near Aachen in Germany and at Eger in Hungary. We specialise in providing prototype and small batch PCBs for designers, product development departments, niche market electronics companies, universities and research establishments.
We have made this film to help electronics engineering students understand how a PCB is made.
By understanding the manufacturing process you will be able design PCBs that can made more easily and cheaply. Designing boards that fit within industry standard specifications gives you two advantages: you keep down the cost of your end product, so that it will sell better; and you improve its long-term reliability, so that your customers will keep on coming back to you. And when you want to push the boundaries of technology (and who doesn’t?) you can sit down with your chosen board manufacturer and discuss your requirements knowing where he is coming from.
What will we show in the film?
In this film we will show the manufacture of a 4 layer multilayer This covers all the different processes used in PCB production. Single and double-sided boards use some of these but not all.
PCB manufacturers don’t make each individual circuit by itself. They combine several circuits on a large production panel which is much more efficient to handle through the factory. At Eurocircuits we combine several different designs on one panel, as this allows us to make small quantities of different PCBs cheaply and efficiently. This we call “order pooling”. In these films you will see that our chosen panel has 4 different designs on it. Other manufacturers put several copies of the same design on one production panel. As far as processing goes both are the same.
You can find out more about Eurocircuits by going on our website www.eurocircuits.com or by emailing
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