Too often, PCB design for assembly practices are viewed as simple checks the manufacturer makes after they receive the PCB design data. Instead, these guidelines are critical for the PCB designer to observe during layout.
Here’s a look at how to avoid some of the most common PCB layout mistakes, as well as insight into how your PCB contract manufacturer should help along the way.
There will still be times when the assembly of a PCB will require the human touch. Here are some examples of how both the automated and manual assembly processes have importance in the manufacturing of your PCBA.
When change request best practices are followed, the engineering development of the prototype will continue as it should. If change request best practices aren’t observed, however, chaos will reign.
To avoid PCB component failures, your CM should have a strict policy and adequate techniques in place for inspection and testing.
As PCB layout technology has evolved, the manufacturing of circuit boards has changed as well. Fortunately, there is yet another leap forward in the industry that has proven to be a great help: the selective soldering process.
- PCB Design for Assembly Guidelines Engineers Should Know
- Top PCB Layout Mistakes to Avoid and How Your CM Can Help
- Manual vs. Automated Assembly: When Does Your PCB Need a Human Touch?
- Engineering Change Request Best Practices Your PCB Assembler Should Be Following
- PCB Component Failure Prevention: What to Expect From Your CM
- What Designers Should Know About the Selective Soldering Process
- PCB DFM Check: Why It’s Important and the Steps Involved
- Prototype PCB Assembly Costs to Consider When Choosing a CM
- Common PCB Manufacturing Problems and How to Work With your CM to Prevent Them
- The Most Critical Printed Circuit Board Inspection Criteria to Prevent Defects