Fork lift adventures narrated by daniel hienzsch

Circuit Break Podcast #191

Fork Lift Adventures Narrated by Daniel Hienzsch

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Daniel Hienzsch of Rheingold Heavy and Manufacturing Reports joins Parker and Stephen to discuss PCB manufacturing and low cost vendor choices.

Daniel Hienzsch

  • Founder of Rheingold Heavy and Manufacturing Reports
  • Is passionate about education, and works every day to demystify technology and teach how to measure the world around you
  • Rheingold Heavy and Manufacturing Reports is Dan’s effort to provide the community materials he wished he had when he was first getting started in electronics and technology
  • Also drove a forklift for a living and suggests you should give it a try

PCB Manufacturer Reviews

  • What is Manufacturing Reports? Brief overview.
  • What is Rheingold Heavy and how did that evolve to form Manufacturing Reports
  • PCB Manufacturers Reviews
    • What Criteria do you look at?
    • Things like “How good does it look” are subjective. How do you eliminate this?
    • Is there a test PCB?
      • Has a PCB manufacturer come back about all the “interesting” features
      • What things are on the test pcb?
      • Why HASL?
    • One criteria I would like to see is resistance to reworking
    • Board house modification
      • Did you notice any of the board houses making changes to your pcbs?
  • What is one of the worst PCBs you have ever seen
  • What is next?
Manufacturing Reports is the independent voice looking with a critical eye.

Manufacturing Reports is the independent voice looking with a critical eye.

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!