At JCAD Inc. we have worked with lots of clients fabricating PCB enclosures for their electronics. Because it’s such a popular service, we decided to create a fully dedicated electronics department to offer printed circuit board design, prototyping and manufacturing as well as just the creation of PCB enclosures
It doesn’t matter if your project is small or a large production run, we now have the most advanced technology and tools for PCB production in North America, as well as an experienced electronic design and engineering team, to help achieve successful results for your next PCB project at an affordable price.
It’s as easy as requesting a free quote, sending us your ideas or Gerber files, and you’ll be on the way to getting a lightning fast response with the pricing on your project.
What are PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards)?
A printed circuit board (or PCB) is the central component in any electronic device, it’s basically the brain in the device, which routes electrical signals through a network of pathways, usually made of copper, while also supporting all of the tiny electronic components soldered onto the board, that make electronic products work the way they do.
These printed circuit boards usually consist of several layers of laminated copper between sheets of a non-conductive substrate.
The huge advantage of PCBs is that, by eliminating all the wiring, devices can be way smaller than what they used to be (remember when computers were as big as a room, and now they fit in your pocket!). Once you have the design of a PCB, its manufacturing can be easily automated for mass production, allowing for cheaper and faster manufacturing than what used to be possible with standard wiring methods.
It should also be noted that “PCB”, in the strict usage of the word, refers to the etched wiring board, that means that this “PCB” is not yet populated with electronic components (capacitors, resistors, etc).
When these components are installed, the proper name of the board is PCBA, or printed circuit board assembly. But informally, PCB is generally accepted for both meanings.