PCB Gerbers

Anatomy of a rapid build

The call came in on the Tuesday – the client (an electronics design house) needed 6 prototype boards assembled, and they needed them fast. ‘As fast as possible’ was the phrase used. So we received the gerbers and the BOM, and set to work pricing the job up.  The trickiest part of any rapid build    […]


Smart-Fx and the value of protyping

We’re in the process of launching our Smart-Fx product.  Learn more about it here.  This is a good example of how building a working prototype can save design and development time and cut down on PCB layout errors. The Smart-Fx has a processor, Micro SD card reader, MP3 player, and amplifier along with power supply,    […]

HDC board damage

PCB repairs

Obviously we are more about making new electronics for our customers than patching up damaged boards.  However, there are a lot of circuit boards out there in the world that we didn’t make, and from time to time, they fail.  When the failed board is expensive to replace – say £200 or more – and    […]

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PCB fault-finding and tiny wires

A close-up of an LGA module wired upside-down at the side of the PCB, supported by strips of FRP.  The LGA pads are only 1mm apart, the wires are very thin and the soldering is very accurate. Recently we have been engaged in fault-finding a customer’s prototype product.  This was designed and built elsewhere, but    […]


Online PCB Assembly Estimator is launched

When you are shopping around on the internet and you find something you might want to buy, you don’t want to be told to “get in touch and we’ll give you a price”, you want to have it shown on your screen right now.  This is as true for buying services such as PCB assembly    […]


Good feedback

We’ve never had a dissatisfied customer, or at least, nobody has ever told us that they weren’t happy.  But it’s always nice to get some positive feedback. Many thanks then to Russell at A.M. for your email: … the build quality & service we have received is excellent. We had pulled out all the stops    […]


New Solder Training Venue

As a new venture, we are partnering with Blundell Production Equipment to offer IPC hand-solder training at their premises in Coventry. So we can now offer IPC training either on the customer’s site, or centrally at Blundell’s facility.  The Blundell site is spacious and packed out with electronic production equipment, as well as being handily    […]