Screaming Circuits: Our website and Process

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Testing (your electronics?) One, Two, Three

At Screaming Circuits, we’ve designed our systems with the objective of producing 100% yields. It’s a build to quality rather than a test for quality process. That means we don’t, as a standard process, test (or program) boards we build.... Read more

Do Bolts go on the Bill of Materials Too?

Yes. If you want us to install it, it must go in the bill of materials. For the most part, we solder thru-hole and surface mount components on the PC boards. As pretty much everyone knows, all of those parts... Read more

Electronics Manufacturing Files - What We Need

Manufacturing is all about taking data from you and delivering some good working circuit boards. Well, it can be just data - as in full turn-key, or data plus some parts and or PC boards, as in a partial turn-key... Read more

Do You Really Need Soldermask and Silkscreen?

We've been asked that question: "Do I Really Need Soldermask and Silkscreen?" many times. And, we've been asked with good reasons. To us, soldermask protects exposed metal, reduce the chance of shorts, and keeps solder where solder needs to be.... Read more

The Ideal Bill of Materials

A good portion of a quality build is simply the result of clear information. One of the more important pieces of information we deal with is the Bill of materials, called “the BOM.” The BOM is a list of all... Read more

The Three O's

Here at Screaming Circuits, having three perfect circles are vitally important. The three circles are 1) Quality 2) Speed and 3) Cost. They must each be a perfect circle in order for our company to function in unison. Read more

Top-ten PCB Assembly tips for 2016

I've already written my top-ten predictions for the coming decade, in this blog post. But, while predictions might be fun to muse upon, they really won't help you get your job done. My top-ten8 pieces of PCB assembly advice for... Read more

How Much of that part number is important?

Part numbers are incredibly important, but can also be incredibly annoying and confusing. Obviously, we all need them, but it would be nice if there were some semblance of a standard. Well, there are some standards, like capacitor grades and... Read more

Fab Drawings or Assembly Drawing Standards?

It's not always possible to have all of the information needed for a successful PCB assembly printed on the blank PC board. When this is the case, we ask for an assembly drawing - like I suggest here. But what... Read more

Just how Many Parts Do you Need?

Check out the specifics of our 10/10/10 parts attrition guidelines here. And, read the following to see why... Surface mount assembly robots are amazing machines. Not long ago, I read that the pick and place heads in the fastest, highest... Read more