Bill of Materials Blog

Looking for Bill of Materials resources to help your PCB design team? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Designing to Meet a Target BOM Price per Unit

    Designing to Meet a Target BOM Price per Unit

    Bill of materials management tools in your PCB design software will enable you to select the best BOM price for the components you are using in your design.

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  • Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    If you’ve ever found yourself asking what is a bill of materials, and what can it do for your printed circuit assemblies, look no further.

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  • Successfully Source Your PCB's Electronic Parts With a Great BOM

    Successfully Source Your PCB's Electronic Parts With a Great BOM

    Your bill of materials can help you properly source electronic components for your PCB design.

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  • BOM Planning for Different Levels of Production

    BOM Planning for Different Levels of Production

    To avoid unexpected surprises in cost and availability when choosing components for your next PCB, use bill of materials management tools for BOM planning.

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  • Unifying a Comprehensive Collection: PCB Library Management

    Unifying a Comprehensive Collection: PCB Library Management

    With proper communication systems in place, PCB library management can be an efficient, time-saving process that you can look forward to.

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  • Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Your SMT component’s placement tolerances need to be kept track of for PCB fabrication, but this is only one facet necessary for supply chain management.

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  • Managing Your PCB Design Through BOM Planning: What’s Important

    Managing Your PCB Design Through BOM Planning: What’s Important

    With proper PCB design BOM planning, you’ll resolve communication challenges. Here is what you’ll need to keep in mind when taking on the BOM challenge.

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  • PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    Understanding the right amount of information to include in your PCB design BOM is like stacking rocks; it’s a balancing act.

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  • Get the Help you Need Selecting PCB Components with Bill of Materials Software

    Get the Help you Need Selecting PCB Components with Bill of Materials Software

    Finding and selecting components for your PCB design can be a challenge to coordinate price and availability data. Bill of materials software can help you.

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  • PCB Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Where Wave Soldering Fits In

    PCB Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Where Wave Soldering Fits In

    The components of your BOM and their placement on your PCB determine which soldering processes are most advantageous for your assembly.

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  • Automating Your BOM System for PCB CAD Library Quality and Compliance

    Automating Your BOM System for PCB CAD Library Quality and Compliance

    Using software management tools for your BOM system can help you to better organize the structure and processes of your PCB CAD tools component libraries.

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  • Using a BOM Tool Enables You to Create Your Design with Confidence

    Using a BOM Tool Enables You to Create Your Design with Confidence

    It's time to take ownership of our printed circuit board designs. Using BOM tool management software will help increase your confidence on your next design.

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  • Put the Power of a BOM Template to Work for You

    Put the Power of a BOM Template to Work for You

    There is no need to re-invent the wheel each time you create a PCB bill of materials. BOM management software will put the power of a BOM template to work.

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  • Remote BOM Access Makes Work as Easy as Hitting a Button

    Remote BOM Access Makes Work as Easy as Hitting a Button

    Enhance your design cycle and product support by giving your personnel remote BOM access. This will give them access to data when the work needs to be done.

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  • Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Your designs will benefit from having a smart understanding of single-sided versus double-sided PCB costs, and your BOM will thank you, too.

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  •  BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    Tips for setting up your PCB documentation for success. Knowing what data to include in your PCB BOM is essential for accuracy and complete BOM control.

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  • Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Design tools that automate the bill of materials management are the key to creating a PCB BOM that can be used by all members of your company's workflow.

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  • How to Create a Bill of Materials That Meets Your Needs

    How to Create a Bill of Materials That Meets Your Needs

    For a long time a PCB BOM has been a report that was frustrating to put together. Here you will see how to create a bill of materials that meets your needs.

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  • Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Through optimizing your BOM for rapid prototype manufacturing, you ensure your product gets to the full design phase quick and with as little pain as possible.

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  • Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Even if you’re a people person, managing calls between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers while you’re in production can make you wish you had better BOM inventory management.

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