Manufacturing Design Rule Checks (DRCs)

Every PCB manufactured by Momentum Circuits will undergo a standard set of Design Rule Checks (DRCs) to ensure that best practice as defined by the IPC have been taken into consideration.

Our internal CAM Engineers will apply manufacturing tolerances, remove or move parts of the silkscreen that impinge on the connectivity areas of a board (surface mount pads, annual rings and edge connectors) and move copper features away from scoring or routing areas to avoid compromising the integrity of the finish.

If track and gap specification is tighter than it needs to be, we will suggest using the available space on a design (where possible) to effectively make the board easier to manufacture and thus cheaper without compromising its form or functionality.

Processes that are either inefficient or could be rationalised will be recommended so that there are no ‘bottlenecks’ in manufacturing that could detrimentally affect the lead-time of your PCBs.

Momentum specialise in safeguarding the perfect suitability of your board designs and we insist on data being supplied directly from our customers, not any other 3rd party or competitive PCB supplier as the risk of changes not having been accurately applied or updated is not a risk we are willing to take.


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