Designing With Tighter Tolerances
David Ledger-Thomas is a PCB design engineer with Honeywell Aerospace. He’s spent decades designing PCBs for a variety of applications, including defense, aerospace, computers, and high-performance audio. I asked David to share some of his thoughts on designing high-tech boards with increasingly finer spaces, traces and pitch.
Faster, More Accurate AOI is More Important than Ever
Among PCB manufacturers, there is a common perception that AOI has not changed much since it was introduced decades ago. Over the last few years, however, new advanced technologies have made AOI solutions smarter, faster and much more accurate. AOI system data have even been integrated with newly developed automatic 3D shaping tools.
It’s Only Common Sense: Stop Limiting Yourself
To succeed in business today, especially a custom business where you’re making products based not on your designs, but the customers’ designs, you have to be flexible. You have to listen to what your customers want and what they are going to need tomorrow, and customize your offerings to meet those needs.
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