Some processes that fall under PCB testing!
By Jenny B
Morganton, North Carolina
January 10, 2014 12:39am CST
Before shipping out the final printed circuit board to the consumers, electronic companies conduct a number of processes to ensure the product’s suitability and safety aspects. This section discusses some of the unique procedures meant for electronic component testing to correct any flaws: Prototyping stage The first step in the process of manufacturing PCBs would be creation of a prototype and using it for the purpose of finding out design flaws. Most manufacturers with in-house research and development team to look after the quality aspect find it an additional expense. However, allowing an expert to take a look prototype would mean an added process to detect potential flaws which your tests were not able to find out. Apart from that, electrotyping will let you make a note of the required changes which were not tangible during simulations. Operational process A number of operations comprise PCB manufacturing process. Majority of operations are used for testing the safety and vitality of the component under consideration. Following are some common processes: fault diagnosis component optimization in real time process network scheduling All these steps are crucial for the creation and production of electronic parts to make sure that every single piece is working properly and is free from flaws and faults. This process is going to be unique to each manufacturing company. The additive process During this procedure of manufacturing PCB, the board is plated in copper. This process is necessary if the board is multi-layered. There are other additive methods as well that fall under this procedure. One of those will call for the board to pass through chemical bath which is sensitized. Protection process: The last stage is to make sure that all the components are capable of working in extreme conditions. Under this process, the makers give the board a special coating via either immersing the board into a special solution or via spraying. The purpose of coating is to ensure board’s protection from cold, extreme heat, corrosion, leakage, etc. It is unique to each facility and is highly crucial to both buyers as well as engineers. It helps make the product durable, sturdy and ensures its longevity. It is also important to ensure user safety. Makers of electronic component keep on coming with various methods to make ideal changes in their product for betterment purpose. These above-mentioned methods have a lot of advantages which must not be neglected. the entire PCB manufacturing process is a length one, and also highly complex. Testing of components forms an integral part of electronic production.