Revolutionizing Electronics With PCBnet

Printed circuit boards have been widely used nowadays, but its concept dates back from the early days of the 20th century. Various inventors from all around the world such as Albert Hanson, Thomas Alva Edison, and Paul Eisler experimented with the idea of a conductive metal mounted on a non-conductive backing material.

However, it was only during the Second World War that printed circuit boards were extensively used by the military.

Apparently, the United States Army required an electronic circuit that can be easily produced en masse – yet also reliable enough to withstand being fired from a gun. The perfect solution for this dilemma was the PCB, which was used as a major component for proximity fuzes that detonated explosive charges within its range. Over the years, successive research work has been done until printed circuit boards have been adopted in both consumer electronics and specialized applications.pcb-assemblyWhile PCBs have revolutionized the field of electronics over the years, a lot of companies nowadays still have a hard time when it comes to sourcing them for various purposes. Domestic production costs higher, and this has led to circuit board production being outsourced overseas in order to reduce overhead costs. A major issue, however, is that PCBs produced outside the country are notorious for sub-par quality – causing product malfunction. This is where we, at PCBNet come in. We disprove the usual perception of PCBs manufactured overseas. With our company’s extensive experience and knowledge in producing printed circuit boards, all orders from the first piece up to the last are guaranteed to have utmost quality.

PCBNet’s production facilities located in Asian technology powerhouses like Korea and Taiwan have received various certifications, attesting to the superior output and processes in use. Some of these certifications are UL94V-0, ISO-9002, QS-9000, and ISO-14000. In addition, we are honored to have a few technology companies as partners when it comes to printed circuit board assembly. Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Whirlpool are just some of our trusted partners.

What makes PCBNet different from the rest of the printed circuit board manufacturers around?

Simple. Our more than 18 years of domestic experience in the field, coupled with state of the art equipment and well trained production staff, have given us the noteworthy reputation of quick delivery when it comes to circuit board fabrication and assembly. No matter how large or small any PCB requirement your company calls for, rest assured that we can deliver it on time without sacrificing quality. Small quantities are turned out in five to six days, and larger onces are expected to be finished in two to three weeks.

One of our recent innovations here at PCBNet.com is the full turnkey quotes through our website. This is a convenient option for customers who may need quotations for mass manufacturing of circuit boards, whether it is for testing or actual production. For a quote, the following requirements should be submitted: bill of materials, assembly drawing or Gerber files in a 274X format, Centroid or pick and place data, and samples (if available). Once we receive the requirements, a friendly procurement specialist will respond at the soonest possible time with a full quote.

PCBAside from turnkey quotation, we also have custom PCB materials for specialized purposes. Different types of printed circuit boards are available—multi-layer, rigid, and flex. Specialized metal substrates can also be used depending on the job – like aluminum core, Nelco, Arlon, and many others.

Our passionate and experienced team of production specialists are dedicated to fabricating the best printed circuit boards for a wide range of applications. We make it possible with the latest equipment and novel methods of PCB fabrication.PCBNet is fully committed to delivering the requirements of our customers and helping their businesses grow. Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries about printed circuit board assembly, and we will gladly respond to your query at the soonest time possible.


Custom-Made or Pre-Designed Iron-On Patches

Iron-on patches will always be on trend. This fashionable and useful accessory has been around for years, and is still as popular as ever. It is used not only by various clubs and organizations but also by individuals as a fashion statement. Clubs, organizations, scouting troops, and sports teams use them on their shirts, bags, or caps to identify and distinguish their own groups. Fashion-forward individuals attach them on their clothes in order to create a statement or express their beliefs. Many patches are also becoming collectors’ items, and there are social media sites dedicated to patch collectors worldwide.

There are various kinds of iron-on patches such as iron-on appliques, iron-on letters and numbers, and iron-on rhinestones and sequins.

Embroidery appliques are the most durable kind of iron-on patch, and since they’re made from all possible types of thread, they also come in all kinds of imaginable designs.

The main component of an embroidered iron-on patch and what makes it work is its adhesive that is heat reactive. This particular adhesive is attached onto a specially-imprinted material. When heat is applied, the glue is then activated, which then sticks to a fabric. Many types of glue are attached to imprinted patches, depending on what type of fabric it will stick to.

Patch

There are pre-designed embroidered patches that are available in the market today, but iron-on patches can also be customized. People and organizations are limited only by their creativity in designing and customizing their own patches. Companies such as patches4less supply custom-made embroidered patches for various organizations and clubs such as sports teams, motorcycle clubs, military units, and others. They are also able to create patches for most types of fabric surfaces such as denim jackets, duffel bags, uniforms, and more. Most groups are given the flexibility and creativity to design their own patch, and they make it easy for their customers with a three-step order process. Customers just need to send a picture or an image of the patch design, or they can also send their sketched ideas and they will be made into embroidered patches.

Throughout the years, many popular slogans, monograms and images have been made into iron-on patches. What are the most popular and trending patches in the market today?

For girls, flower and heart-shaped patches never really go out of style

Trends come and go, and different types of flowers become popular patch images for a certain period of time. These days, popular flower patches are roses, daisies, plum blossom, and poppies.Heart-shaped and heart-inspired images are still very much on trend as patches. The most popular heart images are a string of rainbow hearts, paisley hearts, and comes de garcon heart eyes.

Custom Patches

Cartoon patches are still in-demand these days. Disney characters, Thomas the Tank Engine, Angry Birds, Minions, and Hello Kitty are particularly popular patch images for children. Superhero images, like those of the Avengers, Batman and Superman, are equally popular with both children and adults.

Many collectors purchase pop-culture inspired patches with movie and television symbols and logos. Bestsellers are Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Big Bang Theory, and Sons of Anarchy. Collectors also look for patches related to iconic musicians and hard rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Slayer.

Iron-on patches of vintage images are much sough-after, especially by collectors. These collectors usually request for original company logos. Particular patches on demand are vintage car logos (Fiat, BMW, Volkswagen, Buick, etc.), automotive racing logos, and sports teams’ old logos.
Other trending clothing patches are images of skulls and Cute Cat, the American flag and Americana symbols that are used to support our troops, and anime characters.

All these images can be duplicated easily. Whether the preferred patch already has an existing design based on ongoing trends or it will be completely custom-made, patch makers such as patches4less are definitely able to satisfactorily meet the clients’ needs.