E-Book: Navigating PCB Manufacturing: Part 1

Zachariah Peterson
|  Created: December 28, 2021  |  Updated: January 14, 2022

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PCB manufacturing is one of the final steps in taking your product to market, and yet modern PCB manufacturing processes impose important reliability and manufacturability constraints on designers. PCB designers should understand how their fabricator and assembler capabilities will determine available design options. Understanding these aspects of a PCB layout early in the design process will help designers ensure high yield, quality, and reliability.

This e-book will offer deeper insight into the PCB manufacturing process, ranging from the materials used in a bare board to important design for manufacturing (DFM) considerations. Covered topics include:

  • A brief overview of the front-end engineering process in PCB fabrication
  • How your design choices and fabrication needs influence costs
  • What manufacturers look for in a DFM review
  • The importance of fiducial markers
  • What to include in PCB fabrication notes

Click the PDF above to read more about modern PCB manufacturing and navigate the manufacturing process.

This is a two-part e-book. Part 1 includes:

Front-End Engineering A PCB Product by Kella Knack
How to Compare PCB Manufacturing Services for Your Board by Zach Peterson
How to Create a PCB Manufacturing Cost Estimation by Zach Peterson

Download the second part of this e-book here.

About Author

About Author

Zachariah Peterson has an extensive technical background in academia and industry. He currently provides research, design, and marketing services to companies in the electronics industry. Prior to working in the PCB industry, he taught at Portland State University and conducted research on random laser theory, materials, and stability. His background in scientific research spans topics in nanoparticle lasers, electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices, environmental sensors, and stochastics. His work has been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and he has written 1000+ technical blogs on PCB design for a number of companies. He is a member of IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Electronics Packaging Society, American Physical Society, and Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA), and he currently serves on the INCITS Quantum Computing Technical Advisory Committee.

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