Summer holidays are over – share your technical insights

PCB Services | eC Solutions
Summer holidays are over - share your technical insights
Summer Holidays are over.

We are beginning of September and suspect that your Summer Holidays are over. Hope it brought you all the rest you needed and the necessary energy to be creative with Printed Circuit Boards for the remaining of 2017.

We did not take a Summer Break and are, as we ever were, ready to receive your designs. Our free online tools for PCB and PCBA DRC/DFM are running 24/7 and our online customer interface for receiving orders is also open 24/7.

Should you have any questions about any of our services, please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Try out our online chat!  during office hours.

Share your technical insights with us and we will publish it on our website.

Since our call for papers on the 25th of July, we received some great stories from you. As we suspected electronic designers are very enthusiastic about sharing their technical insights with their colleagues of the Eurocircuits customers design community.

What better platform than our’ community: more than 600.000 visitors to our .com website, 60.000 subscribers to our newsletter (English and German) and many followers on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. All our technical papers whether they are published as webpage or BLOG are communicated through these various channels to our European electronic designer community.

After screening all incoming papers for relevant content, copyright and legal issues we published the following:

  • How to Prevent Emission Problems on Board LevelTestkort MultiScan-2 3D – NEW
    Posted on behalf of CNRood, active in the BeNeLux & Sweden.
    For many, the result of an EMC test comes as an unpleasant surprise. Large amounts of money and time are spent in re-designing the product, which causes heavy delays. The main cause of these additional costs and delays can be related to the designer’s opportunities, knowledge and desire to perform an EMC test on the product as early as possible. In this article, the author will give some simple advice and examples of test methods useful for avoiding undesired emission.
  • Suitability of an enhanced low melting point alloy for a handheld deviceVibration & shock testing – NEW
    Posted on behalf of Interflux Electronics NV.
    Current lead-free soldering temperatures can damage temperature sensitive components. Moreover they can cause a shift in the properties of some components which can impact the functionality of sensitive electronic devices. An easy way to solve this problem is to use a soldering alloy with a lower melting point that allows for lower soldering temperatures. Currently however these alloys have limitations in shock and vibration resistance.
  • Intelligent Power Switch for Raspberry PiiSwitchPi – NEW
    Posted on behalf of Peter Boxler.
    A Raspberry Pi does not have an On/Off switch and there is no easy way to shutdown the Pi while keeping the file system intact. This Intelligent Power Switch brings a clever solution to this problem: Power-On the Pi by pressing a pushbutton and also properly Power-Off the Pi with another press on the same button.
  • Low-cost calibrator delivers -5V to +10V DS with 70-µV errorFigure 4 – NEW
    Posted on behalf of Jordan Dimitrov.
    Calibration, the stage of truth in the design of every test and measurement device, is done with calibrators, sophisticated highly accurate multifunctional instruments, which cost thousands of dollars. In many cases however you do not need to go to the edge of technology.

If you are an active Eurocircuits’ customer and you feel like you have some interesting story to share with our Eurocircuits community, then please send it to us by e-mail. We will evaluate the content and if it fits the scope of what we publish then we will take it on board and inform you of it.

Furthermore there are some nice new Eurocircuits BLOGs and Student Team stories to be explored in their sections here below.

If you have any questions about this or any of our service please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Try out our online chat  during office hours.

Blogs

Company news

For our headquarter in Mechelen Belgium we are looking for new colleagues for two new job openings:

SoldermaskmovieProduction

Eurocircuits TV has started to capture the production steps one by one. Here’s what is published

eC-tools

We publish articles as tip & tricks or videos on Eurocircuits TV to help our designer customers to maximise their efficiency by using our tools.

eC-equipment

Here we release articles about our eC-equipment and their use.

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

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The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face.

20507124_1508373899219942_2472231567571720156_oEurocircuits meets students

Supporting student projects is a top priority for Eurocircuits as students are our tomorrows customers. Learn how creative these students are and what they have accomplished.

Sales Support Medewerkers gezocht om het Customer Service Team te versterken.

Het Eurocircuits’ Customer Service Team zoekt Sales Support Medewerkers.

EC logo_RGB_10cm_2015Eurocircuits is een PCB fabrikant en specialiseert zich in de fabricage van prototypes en kleine series. Al onze services zijn online beschikbaar. Gezien deze specialisatie is de elektronica hardware ontwikkelaar onze doelklant. Om ons doelpubliek van elektronici optimaal aan te spreken en aan ons te binden, heeft Eurocircuits sinds meerdere jaren eigen online tools ontwikkeld die het werk van de elektronica hardware ontwikkelaar vergemakkelijken.

Beter bekend als PCB Visualizer. Vanaf het moment dat wij de klantdata via onze site ontvangen, start de analyse software op. Deze visualiseert de print en voert een complete DRC/DFM uit. Allemaal nog voor de klant zijn bestelling plaatst. Tegelijkertijd heeft de klant een groot aantal tools ter beschikking waarmee hij op de print kan ingrijpen, Buildup editor, Layer editor, Classification wizard, Marking editor, Panel editor, PCB Pixture editor, enz…

2017 hebben we deze tools uitgebreid met de PCBA Visualizer. Zelfde concept als de PCB Visualizer maar nu voor de bestukte print. Voegen we aan de PCB-data, de Bill Of Material en de Component Placement List toe, dan kunnen we DRC/DFM uitvoeren voor de bestukte print. De PCBA “right first time” is ons motto.

Waar Eurocircuits voor staat kan u hier vinden.

Inmiddels is het aantal klanten dat onze gratis tools gebruikt dermate toegenomen dat ook het aantal vragen is toegenomen en willen wij ons Customer Support Team uitbreiden met Sales Support Medewerkers.

U heeft een technische achtergrond, bachelor (elektronica of elektro-mechanica) of een gelijkaardige technische kennis door ervaring, en u bent tevens een vlotte communicator en drukt zich vlot uit in het Nederlands, Engels en Frans. De kennis van Duits zien we als een pluspunt.

U bent samen met uw collega’s verantwoordelijk voor de eerstelijnszorg voor onze klanten. U lost hun vragen op die zij zullen stellen via, online chat, e-mail, telefoon, enz… Uiteraard kunt u terugvallen op specialisten die u kunnen bijstaan en zal u zelf naar verloop van tijd in meerdere themas specialiseren.

Een PC, het internet en allerhande software gebruiken is uw 2de natuur en kan u zich vinden in een paperless office.

Uw werkplek zal ons hoofdkantoor in Mechelen zijn, maar deelnames aan beurzen, events en seminaries en occasionele bezoeken aan klanten behoren eveneens tot de opgaven. Ook onze fabrieken in Hongarije en Duitsland zal u leren kennen.

Denkt u dat u de juiste persoon bent voor deze job, stuur dan een mail naar dirk.stans@eurocircuits.com met uw motivatie en CV met opgave van de referentie SSM-2017.

Elektronicus gezocht om het Customer Service Team te versterken.

Het Eurocircuits’ Customer Service Team zoekt een Elektronicus.

EC logo_RGB_10cm_2015Eurocircuits is een PCB fabrikant en specialiseert zich in de fabricage van prototypes en kleine series. Al onze services zijn online beschikbaar. Gezien deze specialisatie is de elektronica hardware ontwikkelaar onze doelklant. Om ons doelpubliek van elektronici optimaal aan te spreken en aan ons te binden, heeft Eurocircuits sinds meerdere jaren eigen online tools ontwikkeld die het werk van de elektronica hardware ontwikkelaar vergemakkelijken.

Beter bekend als PCB Visualizer. Vanaf het moment dat wij de klantdata via onze site ontvangen, start de analyse software op. Deze visualiseert de print en voert een complete DRC/DFM uit. Allemaal nog voor de klant zijn bestelling plaatst. Tegelijkertijd heeft de klant een groot aantal tools ter beschikking waarmee hij op de print kan ingrijpen, Buildup editor, Layer editor, Classification wizard, Marking editor, Panel editor, PCB Pixture editor, enz…

2017 hebben we deze tools uitgebreid met de PCBA Visualizer. Zelfde concept als de PCB Visualizer maar nu voor de bestukte print. Voegen we aan de PCB-data, de Bill Of Material en de Component Placement List toe, dan kunnen we DRC/DFM uitvoeren voor de bestukte print. De PCBA “right first time” is ons motto.

Waar Eurocircuits voor staat kan u hier vinden.

Inmiddels is het aantal klanten dat onze gratis tools gebruikt dermate toegenomen dat ook het aantal vragen is toegenomen en willen wij ons Customer Support Team uitbreiden met een Elektronicus.

U heeft een technische opleiding genoten en u heeft een goed zicht op het ganse ontwikkeltraject van concept en schema tot BOM-definitie en verder tot en met het realiseren van prototypes en kleine series PCBAs. Met uw ervaring dienaangaande kan u klanten met vragen ondersteunen als ook andere Eurocircuits medewerkers bijstaan en zelfs opleiden.

U bent een vlotte communicator en drukt zich vlot uit in het Nederlands en het Engels. De kennis van Frans en Duits is een pluspunt. Uiteraard is het gebruiken van een PC uw 2de natuur en kan u zich vinden in een paperless office.

Uw werkplek zal ons hoofdkantoor in Mechelen zijn, maar deelnames aan beurzen, events en seminaries en occasionele bezoeken aan klanten behoren eveneens tot de opgaven. Ook onze fabrieken in Hongarije en Duitsland zal u leren kennen.

Denkt u dat u de juiste persoon bent voor deze job, stuur dan een mail naar dirk.stans@eurocircuits.com met uw motivatie en CV met opgave van de referentie EO-2017.

Share it and we will publish your technical paper!

PCB Services | eC Solutions
Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either
Share your technical paper with us and we will publish it on our website.

We are constantly looking for good stories, technical content that inspires other electronic designers to challenge themselves and maybe also to share their technical knowledge with our design community.

Eurocircuits’ community today exists of more than 600.000 visitors to our .com website, 60.000 subscribers to our newsletter (English and German) and many followers on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

All our technical papers whether they are published as website page or BLOG are communicated through these various channels to our European electronic designer community. Here are two examples of that:

If you are an active Eurocircuits’ customer and you feel like you have some interesting story to share with our Eurocircuits community, then please send it to us by e-mail. We will evaluate the content and if it fits the scope of what we publish then we will take it on board and inform you of it.

If you have any questions about this or any of our service please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Try out our online chat!

Blogs

Company news

Production

eC-tools

eC-equipment

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face.

Come and meet us at

Eurocircuits meets students

Eurocircuits doesn’t take a Summer break.

PCB Services | eC Solutions
Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either
Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either

Our full range of PCB manufacturing services is available throughout the year. We have no summer shutdown; we only close the plant for Christmas and New Year.

As a board designer you need to be confident that your PCB supplier can offer fast and reliable deliveries whenever you need them. To achieve this needs experienced and specialist capacity planning. With no summer shut-down we must have spare capacity to accommodate machine downtime for planned maintenance, as well as to meet demand growth and demand spikes. We have generated this extra capacity through ongoing investments in new plant and equipment. Capacity planning has allowed us to handle demand growth, as well as routine maintenance, without weakening our on-time delivery rate.

And if something goes wrong? Where possible we have duplicated processes and machinery, and we have two plants in Europe geared specifically to PCB prototype production, both using the same business model we have refined over the past 26 years.

Our production staff are committed to providing a continuous service with reliable deliveries all year round. Our support engineers are equally committed to sharing our knowledge of PCB fabrication with the design community. They make sure that there are engineers on hand every day to answer your chat requests.

To see one of our factories in action, go to the video of the Eger, Hungary factory or in more detail How to make a PCB, also filmed in Eger. See another reason why, when you place your order, you can be confident that you will get the right board on the right day.

If you have any questions about this or any other service please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help. Try out our online chat!

Blogs

Company news

Production

eC-tools

eC-equipment

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face.

Come and meet us at

Eurocircuits meets students

Summer break

Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either.

Our full range of PCB manufacturing services is available throughout the year. We have no summer shutdown; we only close the plant for Christmas and New Year.

As a board designer you need to be confident that your PCB supplier can offer fast and reliable deliveries whenever you need them. To achieve this needs experienced and specialist capacity planning. With no summer shut-down we must have spare capacity to accommodate machine downtime for planned maintenance, as well as to meet demand growth and demand spikes. We have generated this extra capacity through ongoing investments in new plant and equipment. Capacity planning has allowed us to handle demand growth, as well as routine maintenance, without weakening our on-time delivery rate.

And if something goes wrong? Where possible we have duplicated processes and machinery, and we have two plants in Europe geared specifically to PCB prototype production, both using the same business model we have refined over the past 26 years.

Our production staff are committed to providing a continuous service with reliable deliveries all year round. Our support engineers are equally committed to sharing our knowledge of PCB fabrication with the design community. They make sure that there are engineers on hand every day to answer your chat requests.

To see one of our factories in action, go to the video of the Eger, Hungary factory or in more detail How to make a PCB, also filmed in Eger. See another reason why, when you place your order, you can be confident that you will get the right board on the right day.

Eurocircuits NEWS – Fantastic 1st quarter of 2017




Eurocircuits NEWS – Fantastic 1st quarter of 2017


The New Year 2017 took a high flight right from the start. Customers were very active and Eurocircuits was filled with eager to launch new projects.

Comparing the first quarter of 2016 and 2017 in PCB sales gives the following result:

1st quarter of the year
2016 2017
Customers 6 103 6 359 4,2%  
Orders 26 320 29 132 10,7%  
PCB sales 5 482 522 6 198 055 13,1%  

This proves to be a good start for the year. We will work very hard to continue to earn the trust of our continuously growing number of customers.

Eurocircuits NEWS – Q1-2017 PCBA Visualizer launched in Beta

Our Eurocircuits team was very exited to present our newest tool: PCBA Visualizer. Our PCB Visualizer tool for DRC/DFM analysis of the bare board has established itself as proven value to our customers. PCBA Visualizer or Assembly Visualizer is the natural extension of PCB Visualizer. PCBA Visualizer offers DRC-DFM functionality on the populated board even before anything has been produced thus allowing to fix mistakes at minimal cost.

PCBA Visualizer has been received with a lot of fantastic feedback but also many questions about how you can utilise the PCBA Visualizer to save time and money by Verifying your Gerber data matches your Bill Of Materials (BoM) and Component Placement List (CPL), an early warning system to identify data issues and eventually resolve them online.

You may have noticed when saving your offer the option to participate in our Beta testing

In order to take advantage of this tool and understanding how you can benefit and correct your data please take 15 minutes to look at our PCBA Visualizer video below:

If you have any questions about this or any other service please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help!

Try out our online chat!   

Blogs

Company news

Production

eC-tools

eC-equipment

  • eC-placer: fast, accurate PCB prototype assembly solution./li>

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face.

Come and meet us at

Eurocircuits meets students

Looking back at 2016

Let’s throw some figures at you:

PCB services

Year

Customers

Orders

Sales

2016

+/- 11.000

+/- 100.000

+/- 20.900.000

2015

+/- 10.000

+/- 93.000

+/- 19.250.000

2014

+/- 9.000

+/- 77.500

+/- 16.600.000

2013

+/- 8.000

+/- 69.500

+/- 15.500.000

2012

+/- 6.900

+/- 63.000

+/- 15.000.000

All sales figures are in € and exclude transport costs and taxes.

Eurocircuits has shown a consistent growth in customers and orders over the last 2 decades. 2016 has been another successful year with a consolidated turnover including PCB services, eC-equipment and consumables exceeding 21,6 million Euro. This growth allows us to continue to develop new products and services for our customers. We will continue to invest in new equipment and new processes to keep you at the cutting edge of PCB technology, and to provide more of the tools that will help you deliver your products to market on time and on budget.

2017 will see another leap forward in PCB services, in PCB software tools and in eC-equipment. Here let’s summarize what was new in 2016.

We have introduced a new type of soldermask for better direct imaging performances. Read all about it here.

SM_eger

Eurocircuits Eger finishes it’s second building in Eger. More here.

new building

We have celebrated our 25th company anniversary. Report.

25Y cake

We have explained the limits of order pooling and offered an efficiency tool for calculating non-pooling jobs.

production panel gold

Of course we kept on improving our PCB Visualizer which has now been recognised by our customers and the market as one of the best performing free DRC DFM tools for bare boards in the market.

The Eurocircuits team

Eurocircuits services available all Summer long

Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either.

Our full range of PCB manufacturing services is available throughout the year. We have no summer shutdown; we only close the plant for Christmas and New Year.

Our production staff are committed to providing a continuous service with reliable deliveries all year round. Our support engineers are equally committed to sharing our knowledge of PCB fabrication with the design community. They make sure that there are engineers on hand every day to answer your chat requests.

Read more ….

Watch the construction of Eurocircuits’ new building in just a few minutes.

During the construction period of our new Eger building we have made pictures every 5 minutes and edited them together into one time lapse video to give an impression of the entire building process. In only 6 minutes we take you through the entire journey of the expansion of our Eurocircuits Eger plant.

WoTS badge – PCB produced by Eurocircuits

The WoTS-badge is an idea and development of Salland Electronics and Eurocircuits. The WoTS-badge is a display of 85 LEDs which you can simply pin on your clothing. The WoTS-badge can display a large variety of texts and animations. The freeware app (Android, IOS and Windows) is a handy tool to program the WoTS-badge. On your smart phones’ screen, you can simply input texts or draw pictures. The WoTS-badge connects to your smart phone via the new Nordic nRF52832 Bluetooth 4.0 LE chip.

“WoTS-badge”, is the exhibition gadget for the industry branche Industrial Electronics of FHI for this years’ World of Technology & Science exhibition in Holland.

Read more …

We have elaborated further on in house assembly of these prototypes in this story.

Technical blogs

Production:

eC-tools:

eC-equipment:

EAGLE:

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology, PCB soldering or EAGLE CAD, email us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

The best way to share ideas and knowledge is face to face.

Come and meet us at:

Eurocircuits meets students:

Aperti per Ferie!

Anche quest’anno i nostri servizi continueranno ad essere disponibili
per tutto il mese di Agosto.

E per tutti coloro che non sono ancora Clienti di Eurocircuits, questa
puo’ essere una ottima occasione per provare ad utilizzare i nostri servizi.
Date una occhiata al nostro calcolatore prezzi online.

resto a vostra disposizione per ogni ulteriore informazione,

un cordiale saluto

Mauro Villa
tel.  +39 02 49 45 58 04
cell. +39 346 07 20 435
email: mauro.villa@eurocircuits.com