Copper layers on PCB

Old Habits Die Hard

In one of my previous blog posts, I asked the question: Why do designers keep…

Silkscreen – is it really that simple?

A silkscreen contains human- and machine-readable marks on the surface of a PCB that indicates…

Ensuring PCB design is ready for manufacturing

Skydiving without a parachute – how to enable exchange of manufacturing process requirements

On an August evening in the sky above a California desert, a skydiver leaped from…

PCB design tweaks by manufacturers

How to Take Control and Reduce PCB Design Tweaking

In the realm of PCB fabrication, it is commonplace for manufacturers to “tweak” board designs…

Right-first-time PCB manufacturing

Right the first time

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

Gerber fabrication drawing

Should You Really Trust Gerber?

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

PCB Aspect Ratio – how do you know your board is manufacturable?

A majority of PCB fabricators proudly publish their aspect ratio production capability. Some even go…

PCB Design for Manufacturability

Online DFM: The secret to breaking the cycle of repeat PCB design spins

Technology is becoming an inextricable part of every aspect of our lives. From watches and…