From: "Frank Bemelman"
Subject: Re: Newbie PC Board Question
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 10:20:08 +0100
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"PackratPaul" schreef in bericht
> "Frank Bemelman" wrote in message
> > Even if they say they don't allow your own panelisation tricks, they
> > will probably just smile and make your pcb as requested.
> Hi Frank: That's what I meant by providing the file with panelization
> already done. I can separate myself (have friend with shear)...Paul
Well, ask them what their maximum panel size (useable area) is, and
give them the gerbers for the entire panel. Call it the 78 channel
matrix scanner, and give it as one design.
BTW, cutting it yourself is a risky job. When the knife comes down,
the board may skew a bit, resulting in funny edges and worthless
boards. I speak from own experience ;)
You can also place tracks (on a seperate layer) for the router,
leaving some bridges so that the individual boards stay connected.
Make them 2-3 mm wide, every 5cm or so. Then you can break them
and use a benchgrinder to get rid of the bridges. Typical routerbit
is 2mm wide, or use 2.54mm space between boards to be safe.
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