Panels are required in order to save setup time and provide efficient usage of materials. So step & repeat of boards are created on one large panel. Thieving bars and venting patterns are added around the boards with Test coupons inserted in specific locations. Also Mounting holes, optical targets (fiducial) are added of various production machines. Text and logos are added for easy identification of the board.
Penalization activity generally includes the following; however, this can be changed to each customer's requirements:
Modify / Generate drill layer as per customer specific tolerances.
Etch compensation to electrical layers as per customer specific requirements.
Perform DRC as per customer specific parameters.
Repair DRC errors as per customer specific guidelines.
Slivers, acid traps and pin hole elimination.
Repair / generate solder-mask layer.
Perform silk screen (Legend) clippings.
Create route file.
Complete Penalization Package
Customized venting pattern
Step and Repeat
Compensation for lamination shrinkage
Pre-Engineering activity generally includes the following; however, this can be modified as per customer's requirements:
Read customer supplied electronics data (Gerber files, drawings, etc.) in any standards format.
Align all layers.
Re-name layers as per pre-determined naming standards
Draw to flash pad conversions.
Contour draw or filled areas.
Prepare any other customer specific reports.
Output data gerber, or any other customer specific format.