Five Issues Your Assemblers Want You to Avoid

Judy Warner
|  Created: November 13, 2020  |  Updated: February 5, 2021
Five Issues Your Assemblers Want You to Avoid

Chris Denney is CTO of Worthington Assembly and cohost of the ‘Pick, Place, Podcast’ podcast. He joins OnTrack to tell us about his talk, which is titled “Your Manufacturer Is Stupid - Help Them”. Learn the five tentpole problems your manufacturers have to deal with, and how avoiding these simple issues will speed your projects through assembly. 

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Show Highlights:

Humble beginnings; intro to Worthington Assembly CTO Chris Denney
Chris Gammel and the Amp Hour podcast
The story behind “Your Manufacturer is Stupid - Help Them”
No. 1: Identifying polarity of components
No. 2: Silkscreen legibility (avoid incurring extra costs)
No. 3: Panelization (why it matters)
No. 4: PCB properties (use a template)
No. 5 Specific manufacturer’s part numbers
Bonus tip: Plated Through-hole sizes
WorthingtonCircuithub,and the Pick, Place, Podcast

Links and Resources:

Chris Denney on Linkedin
Worthington Assembly Blog (Includes Chris’s presentation from Kicon 2019)
CircuitHub Website
Design With Manufacturing Panel from AltiumLive 2020
Pick, Place, Podcast

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About Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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