During the development of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), the ZEUS 3D Printer can be a handy tool to ensure high quality in the manufacturing process. Learn how the ZEUS 3D Printer assisted in the design of these tiny sensor modules.
1) Manufacturing the PCB
Assembling a PCB with two sides can be tricky. A fixture to stabilize the board and minimize deformation of the board is needed in the process where soldering paste is applied on the PCB contact pins to solder the electronic components (ICs, resistors, capacitors, etc.). It is relatively easy to apply soldering paste on one side of the PCB (with a flat bottom). However, once the first side of the PCB is assembled, trying to proceed with the other side can be tricky. Without a proper fixture to stabilize the bottom, soldering paste can not be applied to the board because the PCB can