Charlotte Purnell

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Why Use Flex & Flex-Rigid Technology

At Exception PCB we are supporting more and more customers who are wanting to migrate to Flex & Flex-Rigid due to the benefits of its constructions, for example, Space saving, 3d Interconnect and fully tested as an integral single piece component. What is a Rigid Flex PCB? A rigid flex Printed Circuit Board (PCB) is a hybrid circuit board design that integrates elements from both rigid board and flexible circuits.… Read More »Why Use Flex & Flex-Rigid Technology

What does a Printed Circuit board (PCB) do?

A PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and its components are used in the majority of electronic devices so they can perform their intended function. They are used to mechanically support and electrically connect electronic components using conductive pathways, track or signal traces etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. PCBs are everywhere! Computers, printers, televisions, digital clocks, microwaves and you’ll even find one in your mobile phone! Aside from… Read More »What does a Printed Circuit board (PCB) do?

Exception PCB Purchases Ledia Direct Imager from Ucamco

Exception PCB, one of the largest dedicated time and technology PCB manufacturers in the UK, has purchased a Ledia Direct Imager from Ucamco. To great satisfaction of all parties involved.  More specifically, the direct imager is a Ledia 6 3-head 3-wavelength type. As the name suggests, the Ledia’s unique UV-LEDs light source combines three different wavelengths simultaneously. The wavelength ranges from 350nm to 440nm to diffuse the energy optimally throughout… Read More »Exception PCB Purchases Ledia Direct Imager from Ucamco

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