Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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  • Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Board thickness is just one of many aspects that must be considered when designing for manufacturing.

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  • What to Look for in a Board Fabricator with Steve Williams

    What to Look for in a Board Fabricator with Steve Williams

    Do you know what to look for in a new Printed Circuit Board Supplier?

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  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A) or Predictive Engineering

    Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A) or Predictive Engineering

    Want to know the difference between Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly and DRCs?

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  • PCB Design Tips: Should You Include an External Watchdog Timer (WDT) in Your Board Design

    PCB Design Tips: Should You Include an External Watchdog Timer (WDT) in Your Board Design

    For certain applications it is a best practice to include external watchdog timers in your design. Read on to find out when this is the case.

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  • Preparing Documentation for Output – Who needs What?

    Preparing Documentation for Output – Who needs What?

    Learn about the many ways to develop documentation for board fabrication and assembly.

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  • Preparing for Manufacturing with PCB Panelization Software

    Preparing for Manufacturing with PCB Panelization Software

    Reduce wasted material and increase productivity with the right PCB panelization software.

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  • Flexible Circuit Stiffener Options

    Flexible Circuit Stiffener Options

    It is common for a flexible circuit stack-up to include a stiffener, read about the different options.

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  • Multilayer PCB Design: Manufacturing Boards for High Voltage PCBs

    Multilayer PCB Design: Manufacturing Boards for High Voltage PCBs

    Tips for manufacturing high voltage multilayer PCB designs.

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  • Creative Design with Buried Vias in Your Next HDI PCB

    Creative Design with Buried Vias in Your Next HDI PCB

    Creative design with buried vias is a great way to reduce the layer count in your next multilayer PCB.

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  • Meeting Standards: IPC 6012 Class 3 Annular Ring

    Meeting Standards: IPC 6012 Class 3 Annular Ring

    Design with an eye towards device reliability: make sure your designs meet the IPC 6012 Class 3 industry standards.

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  • Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Using online PCB printing and design software can help you move to manufacturing successfully, even if you’re new to PCB fabrication.

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  • Connectors, Tooling Holes, and Fiducial Markers for Component Placement and Orientation

    Connectors, Tooling Holes, and Fiducial Markers for Component Placement and Orientation

    See how strategically placed fiducial markers on your PCB gives your manufacturer a productivity boost.

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  • Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    You’ll want to keep in mind the parameters being sought after with your copper choice for copper efficiency in high-frequency PCB design.

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  • Annular Rings for PCB and Nonfunctional Pads: Should You Use ‘em or Lose ‘em?

    Annular Rings for PCB and Nonfunctional Pads: Should You Use ‘em or Lose ‘em?

    Via-in-pad technology places annular rings on your PCB. Learn more about how annular rings cause signal problems and when to remove them.

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  • 7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    3D printed PCBs are here, and here’s why you should bring additive manufacturing in-house.

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  • How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    Panelizing your PCBs for manufacturing is a piece of cake when using Altium Designer. Here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.

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  • What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    You’ll be able to move your designs through the prototyping phase and into full PCB manufacturing and production quicker with conductive ink printing.

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  • 3D PCB Editor Simplifies Concurrent ECAD/MCAD Modeling

    3D PCB Editor Simplifies Concurrent ECAD/MCAD Modeling

    With a strong PCB design software behind it, a 3D PCB editor can enable your electrical and mechanical teams to collaborate with ease.

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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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  • PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    You’ll want to be wary of tombstoning within your PCB components assembly process. Common causes that leave your design dead can be designed around.

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