Design for Manufacturing

Ensure your designs perform as intended and can be successfully manufactured in high volumes.

  • Real-Time Design for Manufacturibility (DFM)

    Real-Time Design for Manufacturibility (DFM)

    Post-design DFM checks are too late. Even if you’re able to find a mistake, you’re going to lose hours, days, even weeks adjusting your design. OrCAD gives you the full DFM, Design for Fabrication...

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  • Slideshow: Allegro DesignTrue DFM Overview

    Slideshow: Allegro DesignTrue DFM Overview

    Allegro DesignTrue DFM technology provides real-time manufacturing checking to the PCB design process. Why wait to find all your DFM issues at the end when you can be resolving them while you design.

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  • A Guide to PCB Material Selection

    A Guide to PCB Material Selection

    A material selection guide is as good a place as any to start. Your typical PCB consists of one or more layers of copper laminated between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate.

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  • Component Placement Strategies in Multi-board PCB Systems

    Component Placement Strategies in Multi-board PCB Systems

    There are definitely limits on how much circuitry can fit on a single board. The board itself has an upper limit around the size...

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  • Prevent DFM Errors in Real-Time with OrCAD

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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

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  • 3 Thermal Management Approaches for Your Smartphone

    3 Thermal Management Approaches for Your Smartphone

    Laptop and desktop designers have the luxury of using fans, liquid cooling systems, and large surface area heat sinks to keep their devices cool. But what about smartphones designers?

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  • IPC DesignersCouncil San Jose July 2018

    IPC DesignersCouncil San Jose July 2018

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  • The End Game - Winding Down a Successful Product

    The End Game - Winding Down a Successful Product

    The invention launched and took the market by storm. After climbing the mass production ramp and catching up with demand, the object of desire settled into a nice run rate. That is always the plan, bu

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  • Sustaining Engineering - What to do After You Hit a Homerun

    Sustaining Engineering - What to do After You Hit a Homerun

    Success! Oh, the sweet, sweet problems of success. The first problem is that we just cannot build these (insert product) fast enough. The second is that suddenly there is a new cash cow in the room. T

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  • Machine Learning for Household Chores

    Machine Learning for Household Chores

    In the not-too-distant near future, a robot might be folding your clothes, doing your dishes, or mowing the lawn. In fact, robots exist today with the mechanical capability to perform all these tasks

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  • On-Demand Webinar: Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Why it Matters

    On-Demand Webinar: Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Why it Matters

    Prevent time-to-market delays by identifying manufacturing issues before they become a costly mistake. It’s not uncommon for designs to be submitted to manufacturing only to have problems...

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  • Best Practices: Real-time DFA Analysis

    Best Practices: Real-time DFA Analysis

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  • Add Mill Tab, Drill Chart and Fabrication Notes to Panel Drawing

    Add Mill Tab, Drill Chart and Fabrication Notes to Panel Drawing

    See how easy it is to add mill tabs, details, drill chart and fabrication notes for your panel design and drawing in OrCAD Panel Editor

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  • Add Materials in OrCAD

    Add Materials in OrCAD

    With OrCAD it is easy to manage board materials and communicate your design stack-ups effectively to your manufacturer.

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  • Prevent DFM Errors in Real-Time with OrCAD

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  • Notes On Soldermask

    Notes On Soldermask

    The coating you put over the circuit pattern that leaves the metal exposed where you want to join components to the board is another make-or-break aspect of PCB design. While the geometry of the...

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  • How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    In July 2017, a rollercoaster ride in Ohio failed dramatically, killing one person and injuring seven others. The cause of the accident? Corrosion. Roller coasters must operate and withstand...

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  • Anatomy of a Solder Joint

    Anatomy of a Solder Joint

    Life in Assembly was easier with lead and Freon. Yes, Freon is a greenhouse gas that pollutes the atmosphere. Lead poisons everything else. Life after lead and Freon promises to be better for the...

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  • Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    In my quest to become a world famous PCB designer, (stop laughing!) I've taken to putting my own words on the screen and sharing them here. My job is to enable design wins, period. It's a cruel...

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  • 3 Common Vias: Their Manufacturing Pros and Cons

    3 Common Vias: Their Manufacturing Pros and Cons

    When creating your PCB Board, understanding the pros and cons of each via and how they impact the design and manufacturing process is important to know.

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  • Prevent manufacturing problems with PCB Editor Via2Via line fattening

    Prevent manufacturing problems with PCB Editor Via2Via line fattening

    Easily avoid potential manufacturing issues due to acid traps between adjacent microvias.

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