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Altimade Puts Designers and Manufacturers Together

June 24, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Despite all of the talk about the need for communication between designers and manufacturers, many PCB designers still do not talk with their manufacturers for a variety of reasons. Altium and MacroFab aim to change this dynamic. In this interview, Ted Pawela, chief ecosystem officer of Altium and head of Altium’s Nexar Business Unit, and MacroFab CEO Misha Govshteyn, discuss the new Altimade manufacturing service that Altium is introducing in partnership with MacroFab. Ted and Misha provide an overview of the Altimade process, how it links designers to fabricators, assembly providers, and component distributors, and they explain how it could pave the way for true design with manufacturing, or DWM.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

June 24, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Market news was certainly big this week. While the U.S. stock market continues make some large swings, the PCB and PCBA are doing their own dance with the numbers. We’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic, but it seems to be more about playing catch up. Still, the industry is showing some instability, both in positive and negative ways.





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Digital Transformation: Supply Chain Resilience, Part 1—The Supply Chain Problem

June 14, 2022 | Team Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software

In part one of this two-part article series on supply chain resilience, I’ll first address the problem being witnessed throughout the industry regarding supply chain disruptions and its negative effects. For over two years now,...

Beyond Design: Copper Pours in High-speed Design

June 14, 2022 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

The most common question I get asked by PCB designers is, "Do you need copper ground pours on digital multilayer PCBs?" The short answer is, "It depends." Unfortunately, the myth of copper pours is fueled by...

DWM: Design With Manufacturing Featuring:

  • Will DWM Unite the Product Development Family? by Andy Shaughnessy
  • What Happens When You Assume? a conversation with Dana Korf
  • Designing With the 5Ws and Other Acronyms, by Kelly Dack
  • DWM: A Rose by Any Other Name, by Patrick McGoff
  • Altimade Puts Designers and Manufacturers Together, with Ted Pawela and Misha Govshteyn
  • Mastering the Art of Communication With Manufacturers, by Kyle Burk
  • Is DWM Just Another Buzzword? by Tara Dunn
  • Producing Diverse Designs in Concert With Manufacturing, by Scott Miller
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