PCB Panels

February 2, 2021

PCB panelization is one of the most essential modern tools we have when it comes to PCB manufacturing efficiency. PCB panels not only make PC manufacturing more efficient, reducing lead time, but proper PCB panel use can resolve a lot of logistical problems, including how to manufacture smaller printed circuit boards or boards with unusual shapes. When it comes to PCB assembly, panelization allows manufacturers to reduce labor costs and more easily control the quality of the product.

PCBCart Expertise in PCB Panel Assembly and Fabrication

In the area of PCB panel fabrication and panel assembly, you can be confident when you rely on PCBCart. With more than a decade of experience in PCB panel assembly and fabrication, we've seen it all and have the knowledge and skills to meet all your PCB panelization needs.

 

There are four types of PCB panelization:

 

• Order Panelization: Order panelization is the most popular type of panelization because you can use it in all circumstances, meaning you can apply it to the most manufacturing situations. Order panelization also creates few operating difficulties and does not affect printing quality.

 

• Rotation Panelization: There are some situations where standard order panelization will waste more space than necessary. We can avoid this by rotating the board either 90 or 180 degrees. This type of panelization is known as rotation panelization, for obvious reasons.

 

• Double-Side Panelization: Another space-saving panelization innovation is double-side panelization, where we panelize both sides of the PCB on one side as a panel. Double-side panelization is suitable for mass manufacturing — it saves specimen curve material and increases SMT overall efficiency while lowering manufacturing costs.

 

• Combination Panelization: Also known as characteristic panelization, this is a form of panelization involving combining different types of PCBs. Learn more about the different kinds of panelization, their benefits and drawbacks and the best situations in which to apply them here.