Charlotte Purnell

Cycle 300 for Cancer Research UK

Throughout September our IT Manager, Phil Danter took on the challenge of cycling 300 miles to raise money in Cancer Research UK. Phil rode the roads of Tewkesbury and surrounding areas, the longest ride in a single day was nearly 26 miles. Phil Said “The 300 miles did seem to fly by quite quickly, mainly due to the better than average weather and longer days. My wife and work friends… Read More »Cycle 300 for Cancer Research UK

What is a PCB made of?

There is a large variety of materials used to make a PCB. Each material has unique properties that are chosen specifically in order to fill the PCB’s purpose. For example, some materials are specifically chosen because of their resistance to high temperatures whereas other might be chosen because of their capability of supporting high frequency signals.

Single Layer PCB

Single layer PCB also known as a Single Sided PCB is a type of PCB, which comes with only one layer of conducting material on one side of the board, and the other side is used for incorporating different electronic components on the board. Single layer PCBs were the start point of Printed Circuit Board technology but they still play an important part in the electronic industry. What are the… Read More »Single Layer PCB

Supporting projects to help produce Ventilators in this critical time.

Exception PCB has been approached by several customers to help produce PCB’s for their ventilator projects. We received data for one project at 9:13am on Friday 27th March and we delivered these products at 9:30pm on Saturday 28th March. A phenomenal achievement that wouldn’t have happened without the support from our employees. Supported Projects so far: PCB’s for the New Prototype Ventilator Portable Paramedic Ventilators New Prototype Ventilator. Find out… Read More »Supporting projects to help produce Ventilators in this critical time.

Sports Relief 2020

We would like to thank all employee’s and friends/family of employee’s who took part in our fundraising for Sports Relief.  We raised £357.32 from our 5 aside football match and our donate £1 and wear red to work See our 5-a-side blog post here. 

5-a-side Football for Sports Relief

On Wednesday 11th March Exception PCB put on their Kit to participate in a 5-a-side Football game to raise money for Sports Relief.  With a few short, Lisa Trust who works in Production Control stepped up and agreed to be in goal instead of being a supporter. Technical Sales Director, Mike Devine got his ref kit on to ensure things were fair even if his head height did change throughout… Read More »5-a-side Football for Sports Relief



10 Facts about PCB’s

Why are they green? The majority of PCB’s are a green colour. The green colour that you see on the PCB is actually just the colour of the solder masks that is showing through the glass epoxy. You don’t have to have green it can be a different colour for example, orange, blue or yellow. So, why the green? The green colour is believed to have been used as the… Read More »

10 Facts about PCB’s



What’s the Difference Between Single and Double-Sided Printed Circuit Boards?

You can likely guess what the significant difference is between these two types of PCBs based on their names. Single-sided layer boards have just one layer of base materials, known as a substrate. A double-sided PCB has more than a single layer board but fewer than a multi-layer. Like the single-sided variation, they have one substrate layer but the difference is that they have a layer of conductive metal on… Read More »

What’s the Difference Between Single and Double-Sided Printed Circuit Boards?



Why Develop a Prototype PCB?

It may seem like another step making the process longer but in the long run it can save you time and money and result in a better final product. When developing a new PCB design, you will likely go through design alterations. You need to be able to test these quickly in order to complete production in a timely manner. What are the benefits of having a Prototype? ·        Prototyping… Read More »

Why Develop a Prototype PCB?



What types of Printed Circuit Boards can you get?

Single-Sided PCBs (Single Layer) A single-layer or single-sided PCB is one that is made out of a single layer of base material or substrate. One side is coated with a thin layer of metal. Copper is the most common coating due to how well it functions as an electrical conductor. Once the copper base playing is applied, a protective solder mask is usually applied, followed by the last silk-screen to… Read More »

What types of Printed Circuit Boards can you get?