Why Machine Made Are Better – Learning About PCB Fabrication

PCB fabrication is something that has become an integral part of technology for years. Almost every single gadget in existence would not be usable without a PCB installed. Before the PCB was invented in the 50s, circuit boards at that time had to be assembled by hand and can only be used in some electronic gadgets. They also lacked the multilayer property that PCBs now have.
 
Printed circuit board
 
Although the process of PCB fabrication is now almost entirely run by machines, with humans only being delegated to work in the quality maintenance department of the process, there are still a few enthusiasts who continue to create their own PCBs with the use of their own hands. This may be considered as a more cost effective method of obtaining a PCB, since the machine made ones usually cost much more. However, the machine built PCBs come with excellent quality, something which you cannot really guarantee with a handmade one. With that being said, we still see a lot of people build their own PCBs.
 

Here are couple more reasons why it is better to do buy manufactured PCBs than making one yourself.

 
• Decreases the cost.
 
Contrary to the belief of many, machine made PCBs can actually cost less since some use digital software first before creating the product in order to prevent production errors. Low SMT assemblers would use proprietary software in order to make their own representations of the design schematics. This process helps the process of handmade PCB fabrication to be faster and be less prone to quality issues. Quality issues are resolved since wrong footprints, polarity mark errors, and other common PCB fabrication mistakes are corrected right away before the assembly even begins.
 
• Shortens production length.
 
It takes days to weeks for a PCB to be made, and that length would depend on the complexity of the board being assembled. An assembly service that provides effective manufacture of PCBs with the help of machines will eliminate any worries you may have of not being able to get your products at the right time and in the best condition. You might even be surprised to notice that there are a lot of instances when the production took such a short time that more time is given to design and more production. Multiple steps that are usually done by handmade companies are done in a single step in machine operated ones, eliminating further costs and lessening the waiting time.
 
• Eliminates hand assembly hassles.
 
PCB FabricationWe all know the fact that hand assembling something is not the easiest thing in the world, which is why machine made PCBs are better to use. Not only that, PCBs today are now getting smaller and smaller thanks to the increasing demand for lighter and thinner electronic devices. Hand making a teeny tiny PCB will be a headache for even the most experienced of engineers, who have no time for learning through mistakes.
 
• Professional quality.
 
Machine made PCBs are perfected and have gone through extensive quality assessments before they pass, unlike most handmade ones that tend to have ugly solder globs. A machine made PCB is something that we recommend to people who present them in corporate affairs because of how clean and professional they look, compared to handmade circuit boards that tend to look dishevelled and rushed. Not only with the looks, but PCBs made through the use of machines are usually accredited as well. ISO is just one of the respected authorities that grant accreditation to assemblers.
 
• Consistency and accuracy.
 
The importance of this especially for mass production cannot be understated. We always put emphasis on this as being the most important reason why machine made PCBs are far superior to handmade ones. Handmade PCBs can sometimes have differences that can cause problems regardless if they were made with the use of the same blueprints. This is entirely avoidable if you purchase from a company that uses PCB with the use of machines. Not only that, an assembler would usually have the latest knowledge necessary to create new and more effective PCBs, unlike handmade companies that usually just rely on what they already know.
 
Printed circuit boards
 
We absolutely recommend that you go with machine made PCBs not only because they are cheaper, but because they are actually more reliable and are far less likely to be prone to errors than the PCBs that are made by hand. If you want products that can endure a lot of stress for a long time and that you can indefinitely rely on, you should consider going with machine made PCBs.

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Custom ID Lanyards On The Go

Are you familiar with lanyards? Or have you already seen some of it? Well, to be more specific, lanyards are straps or ropes being worn around the neck, or any part of our body where we can attach our identification cards, keys or anything we would like to attach.

 

Do you know that lanyards can be customized most especially with your own choice of design?

 

Our company Wholesale Lanyards can provide you some of the best custom ID lanyards in the world. We are one of the emerging companies when it comes to making of custom ID lanyards and ID badge holders. Our office is located in Florida and production facilities are located both in the USA and overseas.

 

ID LanyardsWholesale Lanyards can give you the best and the greatest high quality custom lanyards and ID badges with your own design, free shipping and free art design. You don’t have to worry that your place is too far from our business area because we do shipping- both domestic and international. So, wherever you are, Wholesale Lanyards is always on your way!

 

We have different types of ID lanyards particularly- polyester material lanyards, tubular lanyards, woven, nylon, dye sub and cord lanyards. You may view in our site the appearance of each type of ID lanyards but we assure you that our products are among the best lanyards you can have. It comes with great durability while having a fair price.

 

Your choice of design will surely be fitted to the lanyards we can provide to you. We always give the best and high quality custom lanyards to our customers around the world. Getting tired of using a usual or typical ID strap or badges? Wholesale Lanyards is your one-stop ID lanyard solution. No matter what kind of lanyards you need, be it key-ring, ID, or badge lanyards, even cell phone lanyards or any other style, we can provide it to you and with free shipping on your way.

 

Key HolderThese lanyards will surely be a great asset wherever you go- in school, office, friendly activities and many more ways where it can be used as your identification card, cellphone or key strap. We also have custom ID badge holders which will surely be a perfect match with your custom lanyard strap. Combining our custom lanyards with these badge holders will give you the best and easy to use lanyard wherever you will go.

 

Your identification card will be safe and secured no matter what activity you will do. Our custom ID badge holders are perfect to secure your documents and at the same time provide visibility and out of the way unlike pins that will cause your clothing or garments to tear off and clips that dislodges easily.

 

We also give discounts to our customers especially in wholesale order of lanyards and badge holders from non-government organization and public events. For most lanyards, we have a minimum order of 100 items. We can talk more on the line regarding the price range and discounts for bulky orders.

 

Badge HolderYou don’t have to worry that you will take a hard time making layout or design you would like to be imprinted on the lanyard because all are inclusive when you order with us in Wholesale Lanyards. The artwork design and proofing is free of charge. Whatever design or logo you would like to put on, we assure you that the best quality custom lanyards will be provided to you. You have many choices of colors, for about 80,000 and different lanyard types on our products list which will give you more choices in designing your custom lanyards. Production time is usually two weeks including shipping, but we accept rush orders.

 

Each type of lanyard has different appearances and texture but one thing is for sure, these are high quality, durable and have a reasonable price for our dear customers.

 

We have different social media accounts you can follow for any inquiries regarding our products. Feel free to visit our website wholesalelanyards.com for more information regarding our custom lanyards and how to purchase or order online at your own convenience.

 

Design and order now with us at Wholesale Lanyards- the first ever and easiest custom lanyard builder. Call now or choose an online way to contact us for more questions.

 

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Spotting Discrepancies in Fake Discount Golf Clubs

Fakes are aplenty, and it pays for one to have a good pair of eyes to spot even the littlest of differences. This applies to everything that can be bootlegged, even golf clubs.
 
There are golf experts who purposely buy fake discount golf clubs just to compare them to the real McCoy’s. They do these intricate comparisons in order to educate prospective buyers who may be tempted into getting fake discount golf clubs themselves. They also furnish some rules for those buyers in order for the latter to avoid getting duped by dishonest people who are only interested in getting money from their cold, dead hands. First, buyers should not trust online merchants who have negative reviews and have a scant number of units sold.
 
Second, they should ask for a serial number. The serial number should then be relayed to the original golf club manufacturer to verify it. If there is a mismatch or if there is no number provided at all, the club is a fake. Third, they should ask for close-up photos of the clubs. If the merchant does not provide them, it should be avoided.
 
golfFourth, they should always remember the adage “if it’s too good to be true, then it actually is”. Dishonest sellers will always use alibis to justify their absurdly low prices. One such alibi is their abuse of the term OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, which is commonly used in the world of computers. Another alibi is their abuse of the term “free shipping”. By free shipping, it means they will smuggle the fakes to their destinations.
Fifth, full sets are prime scam bait. There is a high chance that all of the clubs as well as the bag in the set are all fakes.
 
Sixth, they should employ the magnet test. Real titanium clubs will never stick to a magnet. Seventh, fakes will always have too much glue and epoxy in its major parts. This is a sign of shoddy craftsmanship.
 
Eighth, they should always check the paint job as well as the lettering. Manufacturers of fake discount golf clubs will always have typos to throw the buyers off, and they also change the fonts on the letterings. Fakes will also have substandard paint jobs. Ninth, they should always check the ferrule, or the decorative ring that is located between the head and the shaft. Ferrules of real clubs are more detailed compared to their fake counterparts.
 
Tenth, they should check the smell. If the club smells like a rubber tire, it is a fake. Eleventh, they should be on high alert if the merchant sells club heads only. Since the head is the most elaborate parts of the club compared to the shaft, fakers will do their worst to copy the designs of the original head.
 
Twelfth, counterfeit sellers will always focus on the big-name brands and nothing else. Their selection of clubs is also not that diverse – for example, they do not sell clubs for left-handed golfers and they never distinguish between steel and graphite shafts.
 
Thirteenth, counterfeit sellers are always aggressive in putting their ads on the top of search engine page results for terms related to discount clubs. They want to make sure they are noticed first in order to prey on unsuspecting buyers.
 
Fourteenth, counterfeit sellers will always lure the buyers into their traps no matter what. They will never let the buyers cancel their orders; and if their sites have error 404 messages, they will always divert those pages into the order page.
 
Finally, if there are still some lingering doubts, they should contact the merchant of the discount golf clubs directly and immediately. If the other party has poor knowledge of the product and cannot communicate well with you, there is a high chance that the merchant sells fakes.

Safety Presentations at the Workplace

No place is safe. No matter how highly equip a building is with safety gadgets and equipment, accidents still happen. That is why, safety presentations at the workplace is very important. These presentations may not eliminate but will certainly lessen accidents inside the office.


Why does your company need to conduct these safety discussions?


speakerThe main reason is to keep the employees from harming themselves during work hours. It is also essential to let the employees educated about safety measures during emergencies. Scheduling a monthly meeting, for example, will keep the employee updated of the safety apparatus that the company might have installed throughout the building. Aside from a monthly meeting, a newly hired employee should have an orientation about the safety measures that the company is implementing.


Moreover, conducting these presentations at the workplace may reduce the employee’s claim of insufficient implementation of precautionary measures against the company. Thus, it may consequently decrease the cost of insurance claims or lawsuit against the company due to negligence. These presentations are especially helpful in a manufacturing company, wherein labor union claims may bleed the company’s profit.


Lastly, conducting these presentations may save lives of your employees in times of emergencies such as fire, or earthquake. Gaining knowledge what to do will certainly help your employees. In addition, they will learn and know how to think clearly during such times.


What are the safety presentations that your company should discuss? You can conduct a survey from the employees to learn the safety measures that they may not know yet. Here are a few examples that the company may discuss safety.


Fire Safety


In this presentation, the presenter discusses fire safety equipment and precautionary measures. Thismay include discussing how to operate a fire extinguisher or how long should an employee wait to fire the alarm. It is also important to discuss the location of the fire alarm, fire extinguishers, and fire exits. It should also include discussions on what employees should do in case of being trapped in a raging fire.


Earthquake Drill


Earthquakes are devastating and have claimed millions of lives for centuries. Conducting an earthquake drill and seminar for your company is essential, especially if the location is near or within a fault.


Precautionary Measures against Robbery


This type of presentation is good for financial institutions such as banks and lending companies who maintain cash fund within the premises.


After the presentations, employees tend to forget what they have just learned. A few days later, they completely cannot remember what they have heard in the conference or function hall. Increasing the effectiveness of the company’s safety presentations is simple. Here is how.


Reminders


Daily reminders will increase the likelihood of making your employees remember the presentations. You do not have to install new equipment just to remind them. Make use of the existing facilities within the company building to implement this. An unused bulletin board for a long time may be a good start. One good example is flashing a friendly reminder in a digital screen in the lobby of your building. Another way of reminding the employees is announcing the safety reminders through an audio system within the building. Or, place daily reminders in conspicuous areas wherein the employees can read them while waiting or having their break time.


Interaction


Interactive sessions are more effective than letting your employees listen to a boring presentation for about 15 minutes. Giving them a chance to ask questions about the topic will certainly make the presentations more interesting and rewarding. Participation during a presentation is also an example of interactive sessions.


Resource Aids


Remembering a presentation is more effective if the presenter uses audio and visual aids such as safety puzzle games, or training video. Thus, engaging the other senses aside from hearing will make your employees remember what they heard and learn.


Reward the Presenter


Rewards and recognition awards will absolutely motivate employees in presenting the best training  program to their co-workers. It poses a challenge to the designated presenters.


This technique is effective when assigned employees conduct the safety presentations. However, the downside of the reward system is it may create misunderstanding or envy among employees. So, ensure that awarding of incentives is done in an objective manner.


Feedback


At the end of each presentation, encourage a feedback session. The presenter may hand out questionnaires about the topic and relevance of the discussion. The employees will rate the presentation and the presenter’s way of presenting it to the whole company.


Mandatory Attendance


To guarantee employee attendance, mandate them. It may also become part of their performance evaluation by the end of the year. Besides, attending will be for their good.


Expert


Hire an expert from time to time. Think of this strategy as an investment rather than a cost. Experts have certain knowledge acquired through firsthand experiences. This certain characteristic of the presenter will certainly earn respect from your employees. A firefighter can certainly deliver a more effective discussion of precautionary measures about fire prevention and emergencies. A legal attorney can effectively point out mistakes when it comes to filing a lawsuit. So on and so forth.


Safety presentations are important and are not limited to manufacturing companies or the police force. Every office should conduct a presentation at least once a month and during orientation for new employees. Conducting presentation on safety shows that the company values the life of its workforce and gives the employees the sense of security while working.

The ‘Challenge’ in Challenge Coins

Challenge coinshave become an insignia for unity and morale for any organization within and outside the government. They also make for good history and art collectibles with their 3-D designs and glossy finishes.
 
But why is it called a challenge coin?
 

Stories in World War I

 
These coins have been deep-rooted in military tradition among the US Armed Services. But with the hundreds of war stories involving these coins, it’s no wonder why most believe they originated during World War I. Whether or not challenge coins did spring from this period, one thing is clear: they dramatically changed the way soldiers looked out for each other.
 
Out of all the documented tales, the most popular one is that of an American pilot who crashed into and escaped from German troops. After his escape, he walked for miles and miles until he came into a French town. Hadn’t he shown his medallion to French troops to prove that he was an ally, and not a spy, he would’ve died.
 
Another popular challenge coin story took place in the Vietnam War.
 

Buying Drinks with Bullets

 
In order to let off steam from the dangers and predictable outcomes of battle, bars in Vietnam became a sanctuary for soldiers. Letters were written and drinks drowned every man’s despair. This was a time when the troops lost hope of ever seeing their loved ones again. So to spice things up a little bit and forget a lot, a small group of elite front-line fighters gathered at one table and thought of a game. Each fumbled to find an engraved bullet in their belongings. These bullets were kept in pouches for easier access to loading a gun magazine in case an enemy tries to capture a soldier. Every manshowed his bullet to one another and set it on the table-except for one. The unfortunate one who couldn’t take one out payed for the entire round of drinks his comrades had that night.

 

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Soon, other soldiers caught on with this fun challenge and started collecting more bullets. The more this bullet challenge grew, the more dangerous it got. Higher officials saw this phenomenon and realized the risks if this bullet challenge went out of control. So they came up with a safer alternative: military challenge coins. Each one had the unit’s symbol along with a special code and the soldier’s name.
 
It was a fair trade and the fun continued. Eventually, it became a favorite tradition.
 

How to Play the Coin Challenge

 
When a comrade challenges another to present his coin, it goes two ways: if the one given the challenge is unable to present the coin, he treats the challenger with a drink. But if he does, the challenger buys a drink for him instead. If there are more than two people, the losing side has to buy drinks for all who’s present.
 
Which is why it’s easier to do this with only 2 people.
 
Of course,challenge coinsaren’t just limited to the military. Until now, this is still a favorite challenge among soldiers, policemen, fire fighters and businessmen. This has strengthened bonds among each and every member, old and new.
 

Custom Challenge Coins

 
We take pride in being part of this tradition. Our company has supplied custom designed coins for every branch in the US Armed Servicesas well as some police and fire fight stations across the country. We also provide coins for any business companies as they can also be great gifts to loyal customers.
 
Choose from a wide variety of shapes, colors, metal, finishes and packaging. Our custom coins are perfect for collectors as well. Whether it’s recreating old coins or designing new ones, we provide what every client requests.
 
We also have extra options to add to our custom coins, including diamond-cut edges and epoxy dome coating. Diamond cutting is a process that helps the edges reflect light, adding more shine to the coin. An epoxy dome coating is the clear, bubble-like layer that surrounds one or both sides of the coin. The coating is recommended to add shine and highlight the coin’s intricate features and colors, but may turn yellow after prolonged exposure to light.

Award Pins for War Veterans

One of the situations wherein award pins are most used is for the recognition of war veterans. A war veteran is one who has survived a war – may it be World War II, or the Vietnam or Korean War.  Even those who came home after their tours in Afghanistan Iraq may also be considered a war veteran.

These pins are given in recognition for the sacrifices these soldier have made for their countries. After all, these soldiers have effectively laid down their lives for the sake of whatever it is  their country is fighting for. In fact, not all are lucky enough to survive unscathed.

Award Pins for War VeteransThis is why after whatever war these soldiers fight for, they are immediately granted award pins for their bravery, courage, and service to the nation. The President himself usually gives away these award pins as the symbol of the highest form of honor and respect because the service of the soldier was for the benefit of the country. Even old war veterans who survived World War II and the Vietnam War still proudly wear their uniforms with their award pins showing prominently. These award pins show that they risked their lives for their country, thus it is just right that they continue to be proud of it even years after it was given to them.

The main reason why these pins are given to these veterans and not certificates or medals is for reasons of practicality. If you givesomeone a certificate or a medal, it cannot be constantly worn by  the person you gave it to. These pins on the other hand, can be   worn anytime because it is attached to the clothing. If you see an elderly war veteran, chances are, his pins are displayed on his hat, or on his shirt, even if he is not wearing his dress uniform. Even if he is wearing his ordinary everyday clothes, he can wear his pin   on his lapel or on his shirt pocket. If the veteran is still in active service, his pins are already part of his dress uniform, together  with all the other pins signifying his rank or the unit where he came from. Once he retires, then he can still opt to wear his pins on whatever it is he is wearing, just like the elderly veterans.

Moreover, as compared to just certificates or medals, these pins connote something more serious. After all, the recipients are people who were willing to die for the cause, or have lost limbs or a part of their body during the ordeal. It is just fitting that they be  given something that they could wear anytime, so that their achievements may always be recognized even by the children who have had no experience with war, or were not born yet when any of the wars happened. They should be allowed to wear it anytime, because they indeed have the right to be proud of whatever it  was they achieved. In fact, some elderly veterans go to the extent of having these pins accompany them even to the grave. There   are those that want to be buried wearing their dress uniforms, which of course, include the pins awarded to them for their bravery.

Today’s generation should definitely be thankful that now is a time of peace and that the current generation does not have to experience any of the hardships our ancestors did. However, this does not mean that whatever these veterans went through should be   forgotten. People should always be thankful that there are brave men and women who are willing to give their lives for the country.