Words of Advice: Obstacles to Getting Designs to Fab


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In a recent survey, we asked, "What are the biggest obstacles you face in getting your design to the fabricator?" Here are a few of the responses, edited slightly for clarity.

1. Getting them to follow our design to the dot.
2. We need more second-shift designers.
3. Too many engineering changes.
4. Fabricators who go back on their capabilities after receiving manufacturing files.
5. Ensuring that we maximize panel utilization to minimize cost.

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