Words of Advice: Making Life Easier for Fabrication and Assembly


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In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What steps do you take to make the job easier for your fabrication and assembly providers? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. Try not to overly constrain the CM and board shop.
  2. Provide both Gerbers and ODB++ or IPC-2581 files.
  3. Keep tracks and gaps no smaller than they need to be.
  4. Check with the manufacturer about any special requirements.
  5. Put a test point on every node (if possible).

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