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PCB Chat Episode 32: Eric Schneider

PCB Chat Episode 32: Eric Schneider

February 28, 2019

Patchr is a startup that recently launched a PCB design software for hobbyists and educators.  The new place-and-route tool integrates with PCB manufacturers such as OSH Park and MacroFab, and milling machines like Bantam Tools. CEO and founder Eric Schneider speaks with PCB Chat host Mike Buetow about the company's launch, the inspiration for the new E-CAD system, and whether he thinks Patchr offers a possible solution for enterprise customers.

 

 

Reliability Matters: An Interview with Dr. Craig Hillman - Design for Reliability

Reliability Matters: An Interview with Dr. Craig Hillman - Design for Reliability

February 26, 2019

Dr. Craig Hillman of DfR Solutions speaks about designing for reliability. Electronics for space and automotive applications are discussed.

The Week Today - Feb. 11-15, 2019

The Week Today - Feb. 11-15, 2019

February 15, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: Flex's new CEO, a new copper recovery method, and EMS earnings reports.

Reliability Matters: Improving Reliability of Circuit Assemblies in Harsh Environments

Reliability Matters: Improving Reliability of Circuit Assemblies in Harsh Environments

February 12, 2019

With the rapid expansion of IOT, many circuit assemblies are now functioning in unfamiliar environments, many of these environments are harsh. Additionally, many new electronic applications control critical systems such as automotive electronics. This webinar focuses on the influence contamination plays on reliability of circuit assemblies, particularly when operated in harsh environments. 

Several contamination-related failure mechanisms are presented including electrochemical migration (dendritic growth, parasitic leakage) and conductive anodic filament (CAF). Methods to determine how clean is clean enough are discussed.

The Week Today - Feb. 4-8, 2019

The Week Today - Feb. 4-8, 2019

February 8, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: iNEMI's Eco-Impact Estimator project, stretchable electronics, and more EMS earnings reports.

Reliability Matters - An Interview with Johns Hopkins’ APL Engineer Wendy Casker

Reliability Matters - An Interview with Johns Hopkins’ APL Engineer Wendy Casker

February 8, 2019
Changing a customer's mindset is often difficult. When a process is working well, we often resist changing the process, even if the change provides a better result. This is the "Good is the Enemy of Great" syndrome. My guest, Wendy Casker of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory tells of us how she introduced a "better process" to her space customer.
 
The Week Today - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019

The Week Today - Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

PCB Chat host Mike Buetow catches up on the weekly news in electronics manufacturing. This week: IPC Apex recap, Foxconn's big reversal, EMS earnings report