14 Helpful Soldering Safety Tips at Falconer Electronics

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Soldering Safety Tips Hand soldering printed circuit boards takes tremendous skill, patience, and expertise. As we discussed in a previous blog post, our team at Falconer Electronics has over 100 years of soldering printed circuit board experience.…

Helpful Tips When Soldering Printed Circuit Boards

With decades of experience, our expert staff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with soldering printed circuit boards. In particular, hand Soldering Circuit Boards which is a daily activity at our facility.  Our customers love the…
Surface Mount Technology

Surface Mount Technology at Falconer Electronics

There have been vast improvements in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) over the years. Recently, Falconer Electronics Inc (FEI) made a new investment in Surface Mount Technology by purchasing the DDM Novastar LE40V Benchtop Automated Pick and…

The History of Surface Mount Technology and It’s Advantages

The History of Surface Mount Technology The History of Surface Mount Technology began in the 1960's. However, it didn’t become popular until the 1980's. The original name for this technology was Planar Mounting. IBM designed the majority…

Where Would We Be Without Surface Mount Technology? 

Where would we be without Surface Mount Technology?  Take a look around your home or office. Isn't it amazing the amount of technology available that rule our lives? Including the computer or device that you are using to read this post.  What…
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Lead-Free and Lead Solder: What is the Difference

Many electronics use solder as the "glue" to attach components to circuit boards. Whether lead-free or lead solder, the function is the same. Lead-free and lead solder do perform the same function. However, different products and applications…
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Capacitors and Integrated Circuits: Part 4 PCB and Components

Capacitors There are multiple options for the material of capacitors. There are also different purposes for each material. The materials range from ceramic to Teflon. Although the materials are all different from each other they all have…
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Switches- Toggle, Joystick, and Push-button: Part 3 PCB and Components

Switches Switches are components that have the ability to go between conducting electrical energy and not conducting energy. Therefore, Switches control the current flow on a circuit board. This control is easier than having to go in by hand…
Resistors, Diodes, and Transistors

Resistors, Diodes, and Transistors: Part 2 PCB and Components

Resistors, diodes, and transistors are integral parts of a functioning Printed Circuit Board. Without them, a PCB would not be able to perform its tasks. Each of these components has a specific function. Resistors      Resistors are a…
Printed Circuit Boards

Printed Circuit Boards and Their Components: Part 1

The History of Printed Circuit Boards A wood material patented by William H. Mason called Masonite made up Printed Circuit Boards. Masonite is a wood that has gone through pressure molding and steam treatment. Bakelite, an early type of…
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10 Things NOT To Do While Holding a Soldering Iron

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Avoiding Grief and Pain When Using Your Soldering Iron In a recent blog post, we discussed soldering safety tips. Our team brings over 100 years of experience with soldering circuit boards. Over the years, we have learned the best practices…

The History of Circuit Boards

History of Circuit Boards The Beginning of the Twentieth Century The History of Circuit Boards dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Albert Hanson, a German scientist, and inventor, first described the use of multiple layers…
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Competitive Edge – Partnering with a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer

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Custom Electronics Manufacturer in the U.S. Since 1985 Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) has proudly served its community as a U.S. Custom Electronics Manufacturer since 1985. Our customers love the convenience and flexibility of working with…

Producing Printed Circuit Boards at Falconer Electronics

Having a Blast Producing Printed Circuit Boards We find Producing Printed Circuit Boards a blast here at Falconer Electronics. Is it the actual placing parts that we find so much fun? Or is it the amazing people we work with on a daily basis?…

5 Things That You Didn’t Know Contain PCBs

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How often do we really think about the electric makeup of everyday objects? We use things every single day that contain printed circuit boards and we don’t realize it. We’ve collected a list of everyday objects that may surprise you…
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Soldering with SMD Stencil Printer

Soldering with SMD Stencil Printer One particular piece of equipment that certainly elevated our game with soldering printed circuit boards this year: The Dual Squeegee SMD Stencil Printer from Mancorp.   SMD Stencil Printer…

Soldering Circuit Boards

A Century of Experience Soldering Circuit Boards The team at Falconer Electronics, Inc (FEI) produces hundreds of thousands of circuit boards annually. This comes as no surprise since our soldering department includes an all-star lineup of…

Printed Circuit Board Safety

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Printed Circuit Board Safety Printed Circuit Board Safety has been a serious concern in our industry. Especially, with the vast growth and development over the years. There are many safety issues when assembling and producing printed circuit…
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Through Hole Assembly vs Surface Mount Assembly

Surface Mount and Through Hole are both common styles of assembly. As well as, common styles of soldering. Both have advantages. Also, both have specific applications that can be useful to different companies. Some businesses prefer one type…