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PCB Design For Manufacture

Thursday 26th May 2011

Design For Manufacture

Electronics products almost invariably have a Printed Circuit Board , PCB, on the inside. This is one of the most common things we do, designing the Printed Circuit Board on the inside on the product. Now designing a Printed Circuit Board so it works correctly is one thing, but if you are going to make them cost effectively in volume then you have to consider the manufacturing options at your disposal. To achieve Low Cost Electronics Manufacture requires every aspect of the design to be considered. The following video covers the basic issues very well:

 

 

So the things to focus on are:

  • Use SMT as much as possible,
  • Reduce the number of components by using more highly integrated circuits,
  • Reduce the variety of components so the number of reels is reduced,
  • Ask the PCB loader about their standard panel sizes. If you can adjust the PCB size to suit them then it will reduce their costs,
  • Work with component types that the PCB loader can handle
  • Work with components that you can buy in suitable quantities

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2011 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

 

 

3 thoughts on “PCB Design For Manufacture

  1. I checked out the link PCB Creations and really loved what they have done. I can’t believe how talented some people are. Donating some to good causes for auction is a brilliant idea. Keep up the good work.

  2. Hi Sir,

    How are you? Please pardon me for my bold disturbing to mailing you.

    I searched on internet and noticed that you are working on electronics things and I must you might need PCBs.

    Current we offer $60 only for the standard prototype run with 3 days turnaround, do you interested on this? I think all of your small designs are suit to this price, this will help you to save your time and money!

    And we accept Paypal payment.

    Please do not hesitate to send email to me to get more information.

    Thanks a lot of your time. I will look forward for your reply!

    Kind Regards
    Ivan

    JETEK-PCB CO., LIMITED

  3. Hi Ivan
    thanks for the information. There is a place for sourcing from offshore, but our primary focus is helping Australian Electronics Manufacturers to make their products in Australia and make a profit doing so.
    We are happy to source our prototype PCBs from PCBFast who make up to 6 layer PCBs locally in Melbourne and with turnaround as quick as 2 days.
    Ray

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