Successful PCB Manufacturing Steps
PCB manufacturing is a crucial stage that stands between the design of every technology device and the finished product. Critical business metrics - cost, quality, delivery, etc. - are directly affected by the quality of the manufacturing process. Today, PCB manufacturing performance and productivity are under threat as customers’ delivery requirements become more volatile and pressure on both the engineering and materials infrastructures continues to grow. In this dynamic and competitive environment, successful PCB manufacturing must follow eight steps. Here we talk the third point in detail--- be ready to make anything in any quantity at any time.
First of all, SMT engineers generate production-ready machine programs, test and inspection data, and visual documentation by converting the manufacturing product model data and a local bill of materials.
Then the SMT assembly work has to be split across different machines as per specified configuration. SMT-related processes (e.g., screen printers, reflow ovens) also need to be set up. A similar process flow has to be created for each of the test and inspection processes, whether these are manual, automated or a combination of both.
Finally, thanks to advanced process preparation tools. They take the design data and merge the bill of material within a graphical interface, allowing discrepancies to be quickly identified and resolved to create a single product dataset.