Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

Breakaway Rail Design: Printed Circuit Board

October 28, 2014 in Design Tips

By Nick Barbin, President of Optimum Design Associates
Oct 28, 2014

Designers must be aware that the customer-supplied board outline shape isn’t always necessarily the shape that is to be delivered to the fabrication and assembly house for manufacturing. A printed circuit board must have two parallel sides (preferably the two longest sides) for processing them through the assembly equipment (conveyor transport). It is very helpful to consult with the assembly provider to confirm the location and size of the rails. Read more: 

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