Dear customers, first I would thank you for your favorite and supporting on Elecrow PCB fabricate service. Here is another good news, after negotiation with our supplier, Elecrow accept the PCB Panelize from now on, with this service, you can make you PCB more flexibly, with lower price.
OK, let me introduce you some tips and rules of this service:
PCB panelize for 5/10pcs 2 layer PCB prototyping service(Color Free)
- The PCB Panelize is only for the same PCB copies. you can panelize some copies in one PCB. For example, If you have a PCB design that is only 2cmx2cm and you panelize 5 copies in one Gerber file. you will get 50pcs same boards with paying a little extra panelizing fees. But the manufacture time may need 1-2 more days. Because the E-test need a lot of time and E-test is free, So the PCB manufacture factory prefer to fabricate the panelized PCB as SETs with sub-copies as you designed. So for panelizing, you’d better follow the point 5 to set the sub-boards as a panel.
- The PCB engineer may change the position of the sub-PCBs that to V-groove the PCB and fabricate it as a whole panel.
- The dimension that you should choose is the dimension of the whole panel.
- For the dimension of panelized board is less than 5cm*5cm, we only accept that Sub-PCBs separated by silk screen and will not charge extra fees.
- If you want to get your boards as a panel as you designed for manufacture.
The boards will be grooved as you designed. you need to give us the panelize gerber file. And the dimension of the board should be larger than 8cm*8cm. If the dimension of the design less than 8CM*8CM, you can add the PCB technology edge. Notice that the width of technology edge should larger than 3mm. All PCB copies should be placed as one direction. There maybe sub-PCBs marked as wrong.
- You may ask: Why the PCB Panelize only for the same PCB copies? what should I do if I want to make 2 PCB designs into 1?
The PCB supplier will charge a lot for different boards panelize, so we will not provide this service for prototyping PCB now.
For the second question, you can separate the two boards by silk screen. PCB separated by silk screen will be considered as one PCB.
PCB panelize for small batch of 2 layer PCB service
As so many people ask us to add V-groove on their boards that they need to used in SMT production. So we provide this panelize service here.
If you want to get your boards as a whole panel as you designed for SMT production. You can choose to panelize the board.Notice that different boards panelize is not allowed.
1. The boards will be grooved as you designed.
2. The dimension of the board should be larger than 8cm*8cm. If the dimension of the design is less than 8CM*8CM, you can add the PCB technology edge. the width of technology edge should larger than 3mm.
3. All copies should be placed as one direction.
For PCB thickness is 0.8mm or 1.0mm, the minimum distance between sub-boards is 0.6 to 0.7 mm. For PCB thickness is 1.2 or 1.6mm, the minimum distance between sub-boards is 0.7 to 0.8 mm. The distance between sub-boards is recommended to be zero.
There is one thing you need to know that there maybe sub-PCBs marked as wrong. And the quantity of the single good boards will be enough than you ordered.
1.What is technology Edge?
please look at the following picture, then you will know what is technology edge.
2.How to indicate the V-groove?
The outline between two boards will be the V Groove. The outline should be placed at mechenical layers. This can be one line or two lines that minimum distance between sub-boards is 0.7 to 0.8 mm.
If you are not understand what it is, anyway if there is enough space between two sub-boards, it will be ok for manufacture. But you’d better send the single gerber file to firstname.lastname@example.org.