Jack Clarke

Manufacturing new PCB devices to make smaller scale production runs easier


Yorkshire and The Humber



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Manufacturing new PCB devices to make smaller scale production runs easier

Coming from a low income background in the North East, Jack Clarke didn’t always have the opportunities others did. But he believed that technology and science would level the playing field one day, and that pushed him to keep progressing.

Jack had his business idea while studying for a Master’s in Electronic Engineering. He realised that companies and universities faced logistical issues and large assembly costs while doing low-to-medium production runs of complex electronic hardware.

His solution allows these production runs to be done on site. Jack has developed new printed circuit board (PCB) assembly devices, which use industrial solder printing, pick-and-place automation and reflow operation methods. The devices allow for smaller scale production runs, instead of the industrial assembly lines currently used.

Jack hopes that the Young Innovators programme will help him fill in some of the gaps in his business knowledge:

“I perfectly understand the engineering principles and methods to achieve what I’m trying to do, but I have quite poor knowledge of running any form of company or enterprise. I hope that the Young Innovators programme will set me in good stead for starting my venture and progressing into the future.”



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