Category: PCB Manufacturing
DFM for Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs Utilizing SMT

DFM for Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs Utilizing SMT

Design for manufacturing (DFM) guidelines resolves potential issues that can occur during the manufacturing and assembly of circuit boards. DFM for flex and rigid-flex PCBs with SMT involves selecting application-specific circuit construction types, laminates, coating...

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Key Aspects of DFM for HDI PCBs

Key Aspects of DFM for HDI PCBs

Design for manufacturability (DFM) for HDI PCBs refers to designing layouts that reduce the errors associated with fabrication and assembly. Before fabrication, the manufacturer will run a set of checks on the board files (Gerbers or ODB++) to confirm that these files...

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Top Missing Information When Requesting a PCB Quote

Top Missing Information When Requesting a PCB Quote

Once a circuit board designer prepares the design, the next step is to find a manufacturer to transform it into a finished product. To get the board manufactured, an estimate or a PCB quote needs to be placed. The main intention is to fabricate and assemble a board...

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What Are the Cost Drivers of Flex PCBs?

What Are the Cost Drivers of Flex PCBs?

Cost optimization is one of the major objectives when designing a PCB. To achieve that, every designer should know the major cost drivers of a circuit board. The primary cost drivers of flex PCBs include board materials, layer count, efficient panel utilization, type...

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How to Mitigate Outgassing Effects in PCBs

How to Mitigate Outgassing Effects in PCBs

PCB outgassing or offgassing is a defect that occurs when air is trapped inside a circuit board during production. The trapped air creates voids or blowholes, which might damage the board's performance. Choosing a low outgassing rate material and vacuum pre-baking are...

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What Should a PCB Fab Drawing Include?

What Should a PCB Fab Drawing Include?

A fab drawing is one of the different file types that convey the manufacturing details of a printed circuit board. The better the fabrication drawing, the easier the board manufacturing process. Hence, it is advisable for a designer to know about the information to be...

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How does Laser Drilling Work in PCBs?

How does Laser Drilling Work in PCBs?

Laser drilling creates precise holes on a PCB to establish connections between different layers. The sleek gadgets that we all are acquainted with consist of HDI boards that incorporate laser drills. Laser drilling techniques ensure accuracy even when dealing with the...

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