Design for Manufacturability

The success of a product’s development and production begins with the design. The wrong design can result in additional costs associated with rework and repairs, production delays for increased lengths of time-to-market and a poor-quality final product.

To ensure your PCB is designed for manufacturability, Green Circuits Design and Assembly experts recommend:

Choosing a Modular Design

Modular designs offer design and structural versatility that simplify the manufacturing process.

Using Standardized Components

Standard components cost less, reduce lead time and minimize risk of error in the handling and assembly stages of production.

Evaluating Design Alternatives

Analysis of the design layout prior to production, includes a review of required parts and tolerances that promotes ease of handling and reduces risk of rework.

Minimizing Manual Handling

Automation promotes easy product assembly and the avoidance of assembly failure.

Minimizing Assembly Steps

Reducing the assembly steps and required tooling will optimize the product design, manufacturing, and sustainability.

Selecting the Best Packaging

Select packaging the best packaging for your product design; remember: the higher the pin pitch, the higher the assembly yields.

Following PCB Land Pattern Design Recommendations

PCB Land patterns should be designed following the recommendation from vendor datasheet or IPC-7351 guideline 

Reviewing Design Layout for DFA Compliance

Design for Assembly (DFA) constraints are set to layout to catch any DFA violation automatically during layout process 

Analyzing Costs and Design Performance

Performing a quick routing feasibility study to assess the costs, design performance and review/modify the proposed design layout prior to design finalization and manufacturing.

Verifying the Layout Design is DFA/DFT/DFM

Review the Designed for Assembly/ Demand Flow Technology/ Designed for Manufacturability  (DFS/DFT/DFM) verification reports to confirm the layout gerber packaging of your product is ready for manufacturing.

Whether you decide to design your PCB with your in-house team or engineers or partner with Green Circuits, a PCB Assembly and Manufacturer that specializes in quick-turn PCB design and prototyping, an optimized PCB design is the catalyst for a successful and high-quality product.

About Green Circuits: Your Experienced Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) Provider

Green Circuits is an experienced ITAR, ISO 13485 and AS-9100 Certified electronics manufacturer, specializing in quick-turn PCB design, prototype and production assembly. Green’s experts ensure product reliability and accuracy by performing thorough inspections and tests, using state-of-the-art equipment in our ESD-controlled facility. Green Circuits provides proactive communication with all product-involved teams throughout the manufacturing process, procurement of quality components from trusted supply chain partners and a thorough understanding of Industry Standards and custom manufacturing requirements.

Green Circuits enables firms of all sizes to improve their production cycle while reducing manufacturing time and costs by providing an array of turnkey manufacturing services to meet the unique requirements throughout all phases of your product’s life-cycle.