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The use of Panelized PCB produced by PCBTok encourages consistent device performance.

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Consistent Good Performance of Panelized PCB

In the PCB industry, there is undoubtedly, fierce competition.

If PCBTok weren’t among the best in China, it wouldn’t be a successful PCB business.

We have a reputation for being quick learners of new PCB manufacturing techniques because to our extensive experience in the PCB manufacturing industry.

Particularly, this is true with Panelized PCB, which we produce in large quantities as an OEM.

We are able to accommodate any Panelized PCB order, large or small. The product line for Panelized / V-scored PCBs is one of our specializations.

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Panelized PCB By Feature

V-Scoring Panelized PCB

The V-Scoring Panelized PCB is made to make PCB production a breeze. Top + bottom of PCB panel is attached to other PCBs, with V-shaped grooves.

Tab Routing Panelized PCB

Tabs are used in PCB standard tab routing to divide one PCB from another in a large pane. A Tab Routing Panelized PCB is likewise designed with mass production in mind.

Jump Cut Panelized PCB

This is another name for V-Scoring PCB. Jump Cut Panelized PCB emphasizes the V-shaped groove not going all the way through when the grooves are shaped.

Stamp Hole Panelized PCB

If there is alignment difficulty within a large PCB panel, Stamp Hole Panelized PCB design compensates for it, enabling an easy break-away process.

Solid Tab Panelized PCB

PCB Routing Tabs are made in a solid (rigid) manner. In this case, you can alternatively refer to these PCBs as Panelized PCBs and/or Solid Tab Panelized PCB.

V-Scoring and Tab Routing Panelized PCB

In this case, you have two panelized PCB designs to used together: V-score and Routing Tabs/Tab Routing. For maximizing the utilization of huge PCB panels.

Panelized PCB By Panelization Style (6)

Panelized PCB By Board Type (6)

Panelized PCB Benefits

24h Online Support
24h Online Support

PCBTok can offer 24h online support for you. When you have any PCB-related questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Production Efficiency
Production Efficiency

PCBTok can build your PCB prototypes quickly. We also provide 24 hour production for quick-turn PCBs at our facility.

Fast Delivery
Fast Delivery

We often ship goods by international forwarders such as UPS, DHL, and FedEx. If they are urgent, we use priority express service.

Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance

PCBTok has passed ISO9001 and 14001, and also has USA and Canada UL certifications. We strictly follow IPC class 2 or class 3 standards for our products.

Problem-Free Panelized PCB Designs

In the PCB industry, we have outlasted every one of our rivals.

Evidently, we are the best. Visit us for the best PCB design service if you need Panelized PCB of any shape or configuration.

Use any software you like to create your prototype.

Typically, we utilize Protel, Eagle, or Altium.

However, we can adjust to any application you use to make designing simple and trouble-free for you.

Problem-Free Panelized PCB Designs
Large Scale Panelized PCB Manufacturing

Large Scale Panelized PCB Manufacturing

We are capable of manufacturing large quantities of Panelized PCBs.

But hold on, that is not all that we are capable of.

We can create any niche design you have.

Teflon or PTFE can be panelized, as well as Ceramic PCB (High Tg) PCB.

We also work with cutting-edge PCB materials for MiMo.

We pledge to provide after-sales support around-the-clock so that you never experience inconvenience.

Uncomplicated Confidence with Our PCB Process

What do we mean when we promise quality?

We mean business—we want to help you succeed in your business.

To boost your confidence in us, consider that you can start your electronics project right away if you have us on your side.

For every PCB you need, there is no minimum order quantity needed.

Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll get you going.

Right away to production, you can then tap the Panelized PCB.

Uncomplicated Confidence with Our PCB Process

Home of Top-Notch Panelized PCB Goods

Home of Top-Notch Panelized PCB Goods
Home of Top-Notch Panelized PCB Goods Designs

We are company that is ever-adaptable to suit your Panelized PCB needs

  • Our personnel have broad exposure in the PCB business
  • We are ISO certified for environment safety
  • We are also ISO certified for QMS
  • When it comes to speed, you can rely on our partner couriers

Panelized PCBs are frequently produced in bulk.

But don’t worry: we’ve won’t let you suffer supply chain issues and shortages.

Panelized PCB Fabrication

Panelized PCB Usage in Industries

We are a Chinese firm that is continuously versatile to meet your specific needs for Panelized PCB.

These types of PCBs are applicable to a broad range of industry.

In fact, products using this PCB are sold all over the world.

These pieces of equipment have wiring and electronics that range from simple to complicated.

Such as: audio equipment, thermometers, medical devices, plus lots more. Don’t hesitate to ask one of our English-speaking sales persons.

Panelized PCB Production Concerns

Let our qualified experts assist you with your Panelized PCB issue if you are having trouble with your PCB design.

We are available to assist you if an issue arises while production is underway.

Any Engineering Questions (EQ) are answered within an hour.

After receiving a free sample, you would undoubtedly want to learn more about our PCB.

For large orders, we provide exactly that. Kindly inquire.

OEM & ODM PCB Panelized PCB Applications

Panelized PCB for Aeronautics Industry

Maximum perfection is a top objective when fabricating PCB for the aerospace industry. All of our panelized PCBs are at least IPC Class 3 rated for your peace of mind.

Panelized PCB for Cars, Vehicles, Trucks

There are a variety of Panelized PCBs—ones for specialized medical trucks and fire trucks, as well as PCBs that may be built for gas and electric (ICE) engines.

Panelized PCB for Consumer Health

Lead-free and halogen-free Panelized PCB are the materials of choice for consumer-oriented commercial applications. Numerous factors need to be taken into account, most notably safety regulations and the absence of contaminants.

Panelized PCB for Mobile & Telecommunication

Ever popular are Panelized PCBs for mobile and telecommunication applications. It is clear that there is a high need for mobile technology when you contemplate wireless product trends recently.

Panelized PCB for Heavy Industries

Panelized PCB for Heavy Industrial Use refers to PCBs designed for heavy equipment components, electrical devices, and drug manufacturing equipment (as well as others).

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Strongly Built Panelized PCB—Totally Yours

Our Panelized PCB items are used by wireless and digital Applications widely.

Enhance your device’s productivity with our product.

Panelized PCB Production Details As Following Up

NO Item Technical Specification
Standard Advanced
1 Layer Count 1-20 layers 22-40 layer
2 Base Material KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
3 PCB Type Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
4 Lamination type Blind&buried via type Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating
HDI PCB 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating
5 Finished Board Thickness 0.2-3.2mm 3.4-7mm
6 Minimum Core Thickness 0.15mm(6mil) 0.1mm(4mil)
7 Copper Thickness Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
8 PTH Wall 20um(0.8mil) 25um(1mil)
9 Maximum Board Size 500*600mm(19”*23”) 1100*500mm(43”*19”)
10 Hole Min laser drilling size 4mil 4mil
Max laser drilling size 6mil 6mil
Max aspect ratio for Hole plate 10:1(hole diameter>8mil) 20:1
Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating 0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness) 1:1(Depth included copper thickness)
Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil) 1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)
Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill) 8mil 8mil
Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
7mil(≤8L),9mil(10-14L),10mil(>14L) 5.5mil(≤8L),6.5mil(10-14L),7mil(>14L)
Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB) 8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating) 7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)
Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2)
Min space between laser holes and conductor 6mil 5mil
Min space between hole walls in different net 10mil 10mil
Min space between hole walls in the same net 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB) 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)
Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls 8mil 8mil
Hole location tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
NPTH tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Pressfit holes tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Countersink depth tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
Countersink hole size tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
11 Pad(ring) Min Pad size for laser drillings 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via) 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)
Min Pad size for mechanical drillings 16mil(8mil drillings) 16mil(8mil drillings)
Min BGA pad size HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold) HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi
Pad size tolerance(BGA) ±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil) ±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)
12 Width/Space Internal Layer 1/2OZ:3/3mil 1/2OZ:3/3mil
1OZ: 3/4mil 1OZ: 3/4mil
2OZ: 4/5.5mil 2OZ: 4/5mil
3OZ: 5/8mil 3OZ: 5/8mil
4OZ: 6/11mil 4OZ: 6/11mil
5OZ: 7/14mil 5OZ: 7/13.5mil
6OZ: 8/16mil 6OZ: 8/15mil
7OZ: 9/19mil 7OZ: 9/18mil
8OZ: 10/22mil 8OZ: 10/21mil
9OZ: 11/25mil 9OZ: 11/24mil
10OZ: 12/28mil 10OZ: 12/27mil
External Layer 1/3OZ:3.5/4mil 1/3OZ:3/3mil
1/2OZ:3.9/4.5mil 1/2OZ:3.5/3.5mil
1OZ: 4.8/5mil 1OZ: 4.5/5mil
1.43OZ(positive):4.5/7 1.43OZ(positive):4.5/6
1.43OZ(negative ):5/8 1.43OZ(negative ):5/7
2OZ: 6/8mil 2OZ: 6/7mil
3OZ: 6/12mil 3OZ: 6/10mil
4OZ: 7.5/15mil 4OZ: 7.5/13mil
5OZ: 9/18mil 5OZ: 9/16mil
6OZ: 10/21mil 6OZ: 10/19mil
7OZ: 11/25mil 7OZ: 11/22mil
8OZ: 12/29mil 8OZ: 12/26mil
9OZ: 13/33mil 9OZ: 13/30mil
10OZ: 14/38mil 10OZ: 14/35mil
13 Dimension Tolerance Hole Position 0.08 ( 3 mils)
Conductor Width(W) 20% Deviation of Master
A/W
1mil Deviation of Master
A/W
Outline Dimension 0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.10 mm ( 4 mils)
Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.13 mm ( 5 mils)
Warp and Twist 0.75% 0.50%
14 Solder Mask Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side) 35.4mil 35.4mil
Soldermask color Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Silkscreen color White, Black,Blue,Yellow
Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium 197mil 197mil
Finish hole size for via filled with resin  4-25.4mil  4-25.4mil
Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board 8:1 12:1
Min width of soldermask bridge Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin: 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin : 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)
15 Surface Treatment Lead free Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge
Leaded Leaded HASL
Aspect ratio 10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Max finished size HASL Lead 22″*39″;HASL Lead free 22″*24″;Flash gold 24″*24″;Hard gold 24″*28″;ENIG 21″*27″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″;Immersion Tin 16″*21″;Immersion silver 16″*18″;OSP 24″*40″;
Min finished size HASL Lead 5″*6″;HASL Lead free 10″*10″;Flash gold 12″*16″;Hard gold 3″*3″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″;Immersion Tin 2″*4″;Immersion silver 2″*4″;OSP 2″*2″;
PCB thickness HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm;HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm;Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm;Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm;ENIG 0.2-7.0mm;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm;Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm;Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm;OSP 0.2-6.0mm
Max high to gold finger 1.5inch
Min space between gold fingers 6mil
Min block space to gold fingers 7.5mil
16 V-Cutting Panel Size 500mm X 622 mm  ( max. ) 500mm X 800 mm ( max. )
Board Thickness 0.50 mm (20mil) min. 0.30 mm (12mil) min.
Remain Thickness 1/3 board thickness 0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )
Tolerance ±0.13 mm(5mil) ±0.1 mm(4mil)
Groove Width 0.50 mm (20mil) max. 0.38 mm (15mil) max.
Groove to Groove 20 mm (787mil) min. 10 mm (394mil) min.
Groove to Trace 0.45 mm(18mil) min. 0.38 mm(15mil) min.
17 Slot Slot size tol.L≥2W PTH Slot: L:+/-0.13(5mil) W:+/-0.08(3mil) PTH Slot: L:+/-0.10(4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil) NPTH slot(mm) L:+/-0.08 (3mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
18 Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge 0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.10mm(4mil)
1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.13mm(5mil)
19 Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil) PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)
NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil) NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)
20 Image transfer Registration tol Circuit pattern vs.index hole 0.10(4mil) 0.08(3mil)
Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole 0.15(6mil) 0.10(4mil)
21 Registration tolerance of front/back image 0.075mm(3mil) 0.05mm(2mil)
22 Multilayers Layer-layer misregistration 4layers: 0.15mm(6mil)max. 4layers: 0.10mm(4mil) max.
6layers: 0.20mm(8mil)max. 6layers: 0.13mm(5mil) max.
8layers: 0.25mm(10mil)max. 8layers: 0.15mm(6mil) max.
Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern 0.225mm(9mil) 0.15mm(6mil)
Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern 0.38mm(15mil) 0.225mm(9mil)
Min. board thickness 4layers:0.30mm(12mil) 4layers:0.20mm(8mil)
6layers:0.60mm(24mil) 6layers:0.50mm(20mil)
8layers:1.0mm(40mil) 8layers:0.75mm(30mil)
Board thickness tolerance 4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil) 4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)
6layers:+/-0.15mm(6mil) 6layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)
8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil) 8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)
23 Insulation Resistance 10KΩ~20MΩ(typical:5MΩ)
24 Conductivity <50Ω(typical:25Ω)
25 Test voltage 250V
26 Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)

PCBTok offers flexible shipping methods for our customers, you may choose from one of the methods below.

1. DHL

DHL offers international express services in over 220 countries.
DHL partners with PCBTok and offers very competitive rates to customers of PCBTok.
It normally takes 3-7 business days for the package to be delivered around the world.

DHL

2. UPS

UPS gets the facts and figures about the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

FedEx

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBTok, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

Note: if you need others, please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

You can use the following payment methods:

Telegraphic Transfer(TT): A telegraphic transfer (TT) is an electronic method of transferring funds utilized primarily for overseas wire transactions. It’s very convenient to transfer.

Bank/Wire transfer: To pay by wire transfer using your bank account, you need to visit your nearest bank branch with the wire transfer information. Your payment will be completed 3-5 business days after you have finished the money transfer.

Paypal: Pay easily, fast and secure with PayPal. many other credit and debit cards via PayPal.

Credit Card: You can pay with a credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.

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    Åsgeir Raab, Materials Director from Netherlands

Panelized PCB: The Completed FAQ Guide

When creating a Panelized PCB, you must align the top and bottom sides of your board. Because the top and bottom sides of the panels should be the same size, you’ll need to use the same board-to-panel ratio. The panel should also have the same number of rows and columns as your board. You can do so by selecting the appropriate option from the calculator’s pop-up menu.

When you need to know about panelized PCB, you will read this FAQ guide.

What Is PCB Panelization?

If you are not sure what PCB panelization is, check out this article. It will describe the process and what factors should be considered. PCB panelization can increase the productivity of your PCB assembly process, but there are a few things to consider before handing it over to someone else. First, you must determine the PCB material. Some materials are easier to put together than others. Thinner boards are more fragile than thicker boards, which are often the source of PCB breakage during assembly.

For example, if you have alignments on both sides of the PCB, make sure they are evenly spaced, with 1.6 mm between adjacent components. If necessary, you can also use a lead-free solder resist layer to connect the two components. In addition, double-sided tape or non-conductive paste can be used to provide mechanical strength in these areas. If you are working with a PCB layout with copper traces, make sure that they are not exposed on the periphery of the PCB.

Multilayer Panelized PCB

Multilayer Panelized PCB

If you want to avoid this pitfall, panelization may be the solution. The process involves creating V-grooves that separate the PCBs from each other. The resulting notches remove one-third of the board’s thickness. Using a machine to complete this process reduces the possibility of damaging the PCB circuitry. The remaining third of the board between the notches is very strong and less likely to be damaged during fabrication.

What Are the PCB Panelization Methods?

When creating PCBs, the paneling methods vary greatly. In the traditional paneling method, individual boards are attached to a paneling frame with narrow tabs. These boards can be manually removed from the panel or automatically removed from the frame using a depaneling machine. Manual removal is time-consuming and labor-intensive and is being phased out due to quality issues. Other techniques, such as tag wiring, separate the individual panels from the faceplate.

The most rigorous method of PCB assembly is the V-slot parting method. This method is not effective if components are hanging over or too close to the edge of the board. In addition, components must be centered within the panel to be removed using this method. In addition, this method may result in a sub-standard end product and reduce the overall panelization rate. So, which one is best for you?

PCB Panelization Method

PCB Panelization Method

Components in the v-score panel must have 0.05″ clearance to the center of the recess. Taller parts may require an additional half-inch of clearance from the tool. By leaving half an inch or more at each end, jump scoring prevents v-score damage to the array. A panel with a V-groove is best suited for scribing square and rectangular panels. However, it cannot be used to score straight lines through arrays.

Arrays and split machined edges also aid in the assembly process. Panelization provides more space for tooling holes and is more efficient than traditional assembly. Finally, it saves time and money by shielding the PCB from the assembly process. Large arrays make paste printing, component assembly, and testing faster. Standard panel sizes are also cheaper. If you are unsure, ask your supplier for a method of assembling panels.

Should PCB Panelization Be a Design Step?

When designing a PCB, it is important to consider PCB stitching; however, what exactly is this process? To learn more, watch this video by Kyle Hunter. He uses KiCad to demonstrate the process in the video. He uses mouse bite tags to separate the boards, but the process may have changed since the video was shot. The video still gives a good overview of PCB piecing concepts, including warpage and bezel thickness.

There are many options to choose from when designing a PCB for a panel. Some methods require manual depaneling of the board. Other methods include the use of a laser cutter or depaneling router. However, each method has different costs and application advantages. In the end, you must choose the method that best suits your PCB and components. For example, for thicker boards, wings may not be suitable, while hook blade tools are cheaper but less efficient and easier to rotate the blade.

When designing a panel, it is critical that components are properly stored. To avoid stress fractures during depaneling, copper traces should be at least 0.020 inches from the edge of the board. For example, copper traces should be at least 0.06 inches from the edge of the board and copper planes should be at least 0.020 inches from the edge of the board. The outer perimeter of the panel should be removed to avoid overhanging components.

Flexible PCB Panelization

Flexible PCB Panelization

What Are the Design Consideration for Tab Routing Panelization?

In order to maximize the effectiveness of tab routing panelization, several factors must be considered. Several of these factors are discussed further below. Panels should be designed so that their tabs are as far away from adjacent components as possible. The amount of material that must be removed is an important consideration when creating panels. While most paneling processes are simple, the size of each panel must still be considered.

In addition to size, another important factor to consider when designing a panel with tab wiring is the perforation pattern. For example, breakaway tabs are more precise than V-slot indentations. They also have a smooth surface, but the separated label points may need to be smoother. To avoid secondary grinding or sanding, a concave hole pattern is ideal.

Tab routing can also leave rough cracks in the workpiece. Therefore, individual PCBs must be milled at the fracture point. Overhanging components also limit the method of putting together boards. These parts can collide with the milling head and damage the entire panel. If this happens, the PCB will need to be reworked. If this happens, the panel will come off the board again, resulting in a rougher surface.

Tab Routing Panelization

Tab Routing Panelization

In addition to holding the circuit diagram in place, the solid label panel adds overall strength. However, the process requires either a depanelizing router or a laser cutter. The former is cheaper, but ineffective on thicker panels. Laser cutters have many drawbacks, including the generation of dust and vibration. Tools with hooked blades are cheaper but less efficient. They are also susceptible to blade rotation.

What Are the Differences Between V-SCORE and Tab Routing PCB Panels?

There are several distinctions between tab-routed and V-scored PCB panels. The layout of components on the PCB is one significant difference. When using tab-routed panels to route a PCB, components are placed in the center of the panel, avoiding the edge. V-scored panels also have wider tab spacing, which may be more convenient when components are close to the edge.

Hand tools can be used if the panel is broken along its break-line. Use wide-nose pliers to break tabs along the break-line. If the panel is too thick, it may be difficult to cut with hand tools and may necessitate the use of cutting tools. Designers, on the other hand, can manually break V-scored panels. Tab-routed PCB panels do not have the same edge quality as tab-routed PCBs.

Tab Routing PCB Panel

Tab Routing PCB Panel

Although tab-routed PCB panels are more durable than V-scored PCBs, they can be fragile and result in jagged edges. As a result, before choosing one of these two panelization methods for their PCB designs, PCB designers must first understand the differences between them. The best panelization method depends on your needs, board thickness, and design. Tab-routed PCB panels are ideal for applications with highly detailed and intricate board designs.

What Is the Distinction Between V-SCORE and tab routing PCB panels? – Which Is Best For You? Both methods have advantages. While V-route PCB panelization is simpler, Tab-Routing PCB panels have advantages and disadvantages.

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