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IPC will be holding a training course on PCB Design for Manufacturability Sept. 13–29, 2022. The three-week online program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce or eliminate design, documentation, and capability issues that often arise when completed PCB designs are sent to the fabricator for production.
Held Tuesdays and Thursday, from noon to 2 p.m. Eastern, the course will be taught by an industry expert with more than 40 years of experience in the field.
The course includes discussions on DfM, fabricator capability and materials, panelization, stackups and surface finishes, conductive features, holes/vias and other mechanical features, masks and inks, impedance and signal loss, and electrical test, and FPC, documentation, and specifications.
Moreover, participants will receive the following helpful documents developed by Korf Consultancy LLC.
1. PCB Fabrication Design Rules
This editable document is designed to help PCB designers avoid many of the issues identified during the fabricator’s initial DFM review. It provides an extensive list of sample design rule parameters that designers can use to ensure that their designs are compatible with fabricator capabilities before the fabricator’s initial review. These globally representative design parameters are based on the most recent PCB design requirements.
2. Rigid PCB Fabrication Acceptance Specification
This editable document provides recommended qualification and performance specifications for all IPC-6012 requirements defined as AABUS (As Agreed Between User and Subscriber). Designers can use this document to inform fabricators of their company’s specific manufacturing, documentation, and quality requirements, inclusive of those that do not appear in IPC Standards.
For more information, visit https://training.ipc.org/product/pcb-design-manufacturability.