With all the inherent benefits of bringing rapid PCB prototyping in-house widely known in every industry, one would think every product design team would have one by now. But the reality of suggesting any business expenditure over five or ten thousand
If after reading our blog, “How to write an effective business case for purchasing a rapid PCB prototyping machine", you’re ready to start preparing a business case for the acquisition of an LPKF machine for your lab, here is
If you are looking for an approach to rapid PCB prototyping, there is no shortage of potential in-house and outsource options. There are many different ways to get the job done, and all of them have been the most efficient method for somebody, somewhere,
History has proven that as technology evolves and becomes more refined, it also becomes more compact, powerful and accessible.
Over time, computers have become more advanced, portable, and most importantly, accessible. Development costs
The way in which businesses design, develop, and manufacture products are always evolving—and the landscape of printed circuit board (PCB) design is no exception. Designing PCBs is an intricate process that requires highly skilled professionals
Although some companies choose to outsource design data to engineering consultants, getting a workable PCB out the door can be difficult to predict and can lead to costly mistakes. Here are some of the unexpected expenses associated with outsourcing
Prototyping is an extremely important step in the product development process and needs to be planned for and invested in wisely.
As the desire to innovate while also striving to beat competitors to market, the need for thoughtful
Problems with PCBs can happen after many years of use, or PCBs can have malfunctions mistakenly built into the board during manufacturing. Most PCBs problems are repairable thanks to their physical nature.
The following infographic outlines the most
For the past 40 years, standard mechanical PCB milling systems have been the tools of choice for straightforward milling operations, and in some cases, they’ve been great performers for flex PCB etching as well. LPKF’s top-performing ProtoMat
In yesterday's prototype design process, a prototype was first designed in-house and then outsourced to a third-party PCB manufacturer. Today, innovative PCB design teams are convincing their companies to bring rapid PCB prototyping in-house. Here's
The ROI of an in-house PCB prototyping machine is easy to compute based on cutting out outstanding costs alone. But what's exciting to a manager who's glad they approved the capital equipment expenditure (CapEx) of a laser or mechanical