PCB Assembly Services Blog - Screaming Circuits


Choosing Between Flex and Rigid-Flex

You're in the middle of designing a very small wireless data collection. The size has made it a real challenge and you've always thought that you could get another important chip or two on the board if it could just... Read more

Afraid of designing with Flex? Three reasons you might want to try

Until fairly recently the use of flexible PC board material (flex) was considered only for specialized or exotic applications. As tends to happen with advanced technology, the "mainstream" has caught wind of flex. With so many Internet of Things (IoT)... Read more


Should folks building small numbers of circuit boards use surface-mount parts, or should they stick with through-hole components that are so much easier to handle and solder (not to mention see)? I spend my days and nights surrounded by printed... Read more

Five Misconceptions About Solder Mask

Before parts are added, a typical printed circuit board (PCB) has four ingredients: substrate, metal, solder mask, and silkscreen. Each of those four ingredients comes in a host of variations, and each has varying degrees of “requiredness.” All four should... Read more

Bulletin - Screaming Circuits COVID-19 Impact and Response

This article will be continually updated with our most current status. Screaming Circuits is open to support your manufacturing needs. As of June 2, 2020: Important but unchanged: We delivering orders on-time 98% of the time Our factory is up... Read more

The work world in 2021

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That often used (or yelled by my Jr High School football coach) statement has always struck me as being a bit odd. I’m sure my coach intended it to mean that... Read more

A New Job. A New World - Stories from 2020

Screaming Circuits is open for business and for our customers, we’re hoping it is as close to “as usual” as possible. For us on the inside though, it is anything but. Welcome our newest employee, Geoff Byers who started a... Read more

Temporary Suspension of Delivery Guarantee

As promised, Screaming Circuits has kept a close watch on the spread of the Coronavirus and its impact on the world of electronics manufacturing. The situation is changing rapidly and we now need to make some adjustments to keep our... Read more

Prepping - Risk Mitigation

As of this writing, Screaming Circuits has not seen much impact from Coronavirus caused supply chain issues. However, we are keeping a close eye on the situation and have a graduated response plan. Our objective is to minimize the impact... Read more

Prepping for Supply Chain Issues - Alternate part numbers

So far, Screaming Circuits has seen little impact from the world-wide coronavirus outbreak. However, that may change as component manufacturer factory closures in the affected areas start to eat into the supply chain. Shortages could start to appear at any... Read more