Siemens PCBflow at IPC APEX 2023. Discover the latest advances in DFM.

By Yaron Tayar

San Diego, CA, USA, January 24-25, 2023

Over the past few years Design for Manufacturing (DFM) analysis has become a standard part of the PCB development lifecycle. In the face of increased demand for customized products, supply chain instability, tighter margins, and shorter development cycles, it is vital to identify errors and potential manufacturability problems, as well as the cost implications of design decisions in very early design stages.

As small and medium businesses become more prominent in the electronics industry, DFM has become both more important and more challenging. With today’s globalized industry, PCB lifecycle processes are increasingly siloed among different teams, often in different geographic locations. Designers and manufacturers are recognizing the increased need to collaborate freely, quickly and securely and they are looking for the technology and tools to accomplish that collaboration. Cloud-based tools like PCBflow provide solutions to these challenges and are being adopted at an increasing rate.

PCBflow, already a leading solution for cloud-based DFM, has recently taken online collaboration a step further by integrating Boardera’s QuickPrice tool. Manufacturers can easily create a proprietary pricing model via the Boardera online platform, which will then qualify them as a QuickPrice provider in PCBflow. PCB designers can use QuickPrice from within PCBflow, to instantly see an accurate price estimate for the manufacturing and assembly of their design.

At the upcoming IPC APEX trade show and conference in San Diego, PCBflow Product Manager Susan Kayesar will be on hand at the Boardera booth #1910. Please come by to say hello and learn more about PCBflow or book a meeting with Susan in advance.

We also invite you to attend the speaker session “S20: FF3 – Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing”, on Wednesday, January 25 10:30AM-12:00, where Susan Kayesar will present original research about trends in cloud-based software for the electronics industry.

You can learn more about PCBflow here.
Also, learn more about Boardera here.

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