PCB design practices to avoid

Five Practices PCB Designers Should Avoid

PCB design and manufacturing are complex processes that affect the PCB’s functionality, manufacturability, quality and cost—all important aspects necessary to…

Benefits of cloud based pcb dfm

PCB Cloud Based DFM – Why You Should Care

The Covid -19 pandemic has been a reality check for organizations of all sizes. Due to these uncertaintimes, more organizations,…

Copper layers on PCB

Old Habits Die Hard

In one of my previous blog posts, I asked the question: Why do designers keep sending Gerber files to their…

Communication in PCB design handoff

The communication challenge in PCB design-for-manufacturing

One of the biggest challenges in the process of a design to manufacturing handoff is the lack of manufacturing knowledge…

Silkscreen – is it really that simple?

A silkscreen contains human- and machine-readable marks on the surface of a PCB that indicates PCB components’ positions and polarity,…

Right-first-time PCB manufacturing

Right the first time

Shift left – Shift Right (1st part out of two) In 1887 the great city of Chicago in response to…

Gerber fabrication drawing

Should You Really Trust Gerber?

The Gerber data transfer format has been serving the PCB manufacturing industry for decades, and the Extended Gerber standard (also…

Data safety in PCBflow

How the PCBflow platform keeps your data safe

A look at how PCBflow keeps your board design and manufacturing capability files secure

PCB solder mask clearance and coverage

Solder Mask Coverage Violations and how to prevent them

During my years in the PCB pre-production world, I’ve seen the challenge of preparing design data for production in a…

4 less obvious PCB DFM violations

The PCB design blogosphere is filled with articles listing rules of thumb to ensure your PCB layout is designed for…