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OEMs Could Streamline PCB Fabrication

December 8, 2014
Progress to a Modern Format I emphasized in an article EETimes published in October that OEMs could streamline PCB fabrication and thereby save time and expense by submitting designs in the ODB++ format, or better yet in the IPC-2581B format when the software becomes widely available.
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Downstream Tech at PCB West

October 14, 2014
Sierra Circuits was proud to be one of the main sponsors at PCB West. Besides hosting an expo luncheon and bags, we held a reception dinner, donated to the IPC-2581 Raffle, and even held two presentations! If you managed to miss these events, you might have seen a camera at our booth.
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IPC-2581B Facilitates Quickturn PCB Fabrication

October 9, 2014
IPC-2581 is a standard near and dear to our hearts here at Sierra Circuits. In fact, we have an entire page dedicated to it on our blog. I recently wrote a blog post for EETimes on additional benefits IPC-2581 will bring to quickturn PCB fabrication. Here are the first few paragraphs.
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IPC-2581B Will Ease the Information Transfer of PCB Stackups

September 16, 2014
PCB manufacturers often find that important details are unclear or missing from the designs customers submit, and such projects can’t move forward until the designers are reached for clarification. In many of those cases, it is the way design data are organized and conveyed that is ultimately to blame.
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IPC-2581: A Bridge to PLM

April 9, 2014
Would a book be convenient if the chapters weren't bound, were scattered among different locations, required translation, and handwritten? That’s akin to what PCB manufacturers face every day when piecing together Gerber files, drill files, board drawings, notations, netlists, BOMs, and pick-and-place coordinate files, to interpret what designers expect them to build.
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Behind the Scenes with IPC-2581

January 10, 2014
On October 16, 2013, IPC published IPC-2581B, the updated industry-standard format for transferring PCB design data from CAD tools directly to CAM systems for board fabrication and assembly.
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