Panelization is a must-have with the consideration of PCB manufacturing efficiency. On the one hand, panelization leads to the improvement of PCB manufacturing efficiency so that lead time can be dramatically reduced. On the other hand, for small PCBs with odd shapes, panelization is the most effective manufacturing way. For PCB assembly, panelization is crucial because it can downsize the cost of labor and it's convenient to control products' quality.
Owing to more than 10 years' experience in this field, PCBCart has been specializing in PCB panel fabrication and assembly. PCB panelization primarily comes in four forms: order panelization, rotation panelization, double-side panelization and combination panelization.
• Order panelization
Order panelization is the most massively-applied panelization method with its advantages:.
- a. Applicable for all circumstances
- b. Leading to the highest manufacturability
- c. Printing quality not influenced
- d. Fewest operating difficulties
• Rotation panelization
In order to reach the optimal utilization of board materials and decrease the waste of board space, panelization is implemented by rotating 90 or 180 degrees, which is called rotation panelization.
• Double-side panelization
Double-side panelization refers to the type of panelization in which both sides of a PCB are panelized on one side as a panel. Here're some advantages of double-side panelization:
- a. Increasing SMT overall efficiency
- b. Decreasing manufacturing cost
- c. Saving specimen curve material
- d. Quite suitable for mass manufacturing
• Combination panelization
Combination panelization, also called characteristic panelization, is a type of panelization in which different types of PCBs are combined together according to combination principles.
For more information about pros and cons of each type of panelization and their application fields, please refer to article The Surprising Secret to Designing Combination Method of PCB Panels.
Moreover, to conform to requirements of automated equipment, PCBCart has been striving to make PCB panel size in accordance with the manufacturing capabilities of automation equipment including feeders, pick and place equipment, paste printers, SPI equipment, SMT machines, reflow oven, AOI equipment and wave-solder machines.