From the archives: EMS Automation Challenges with Amit and Akshay
This is part of a series of posts about the sessions that we had at Makerville Conf 2021.
About the speakers
Akshay Sharma and Amit Kucheria run a company together known as PCB Kingdom where they are building a turnkey EMS. Their combined experience includes Arduino, Linaro, Zephyr, Linux and more.
EMS Automation Challenges
If you've used services like OSHPark, PCBWay, Eurocircuits, Elecrow or any other similar EMS - and if you've wondered how these companies work on the inside, you should not miss this session.
I had the pleasure of using the speaker's service - PCB Kingdom - to build a pretty complex 6 layer board, with some obscure components, a few months before the session. I was blown away by how much software they were using under the hood! Not just for your typical things like interpreting the gerber files - but also for finding components from multiple sources, and suggesting alternate parts.
Here's their session -