Interactive smart web tools and valuable knowledge for PCB designers
Designers have round-the-clock access to user-friendly, interactive smart web tools for design verification, pricing and ordering. In addition, there is online chat support that’s available in 6 different languages.
Especially useful and valuable is our Visualizer that allows ‘Virtual Manufacturing’: virtually produces the design even before the customer places their order. Eurocircuits checks all data for PCB Manufacturing as well as the BOM and CPL for PCB Assembly for manufacturability (DFM) and completeness. “This allows us to proactively support hardware designers in delivering their projects on time and within budget,” says Dirk Stans. “Our goal is to help our customers prepare their designs so that production is right the first time, whether it’s a prototype or a small production run.” The Visualizer immediately provides an overview of the availability of components or possible alternatives, as well as an exact price calculation, even before the order is placed. After delivery of the prototype or small series, the validated production data is available to the customer, enabling a smooth transition to volume production.
Eurocircuits shares its knowledge with full transparency. A weekly Technology Thursday through social media channels, a blog with valuable tips for designers and a special TV channel explain to designers, using examples. We aim to describe the inter-relationship between PCB design, manufacturing and assembly in an accessible, clear and entertaining way.
Supporting young technical talent is of great importance to the company. “It is natural for us to support the designers of tomorrow and their teachers within the European electronics industry,” says Dirk Stans. Currently, Eurocircuits supports more than 50 student projects throughout Europe. Besides supplying printed circuit boards and assemblies, Eurocircuits also shares its knowledge during workshops to guide students towards producing PCB designs that are ready for manufacturing.