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Depanelization of PCBs: A Guide to the Different Methods

Depanelization is the process of removing individual printed circuit boards (PCBs) from a larger panel. This is typically done after the PCBs have been assembled and tested, and it is the final step in the PCB manufacturing process. These boards are typically made of a woven fiberglass cloth and a flame resistant epoxy resin binder called FR-4.

There are several different methods of depanelization, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common methods are:

The Importance of Depaneling

Depanelization is an important step in the PCB manufacturing process. It allows for the efficient production of large numbers of PCBs, and it can save money on the overall cost of PCB manufacturing. However, it is important to choose the right depaneling method for the specific requirements of the PCB project.

How to Choose the Right Depaneling Method

There are several factors to consider when choosing a depaneling method, including:
Once you have considered these factors, you can choose the depaneling method that is best for your project. American Precision Dicing is a highly experienced company specializing in the depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). With years of expertise in this field, we have successfully depaneled PCBs made from a wide range of materials, including FR-4 and ceramics.

One of our key strengths lies in our dicing saw process, which guarantees an impressive accuracy of +/- 10 microns. This exceptional precision ensures that our cuts are clean and flawless, meeting the stringent requirements of our clients.
Furthermore, our dicing saw enables us to create exceptionally fine cuts, with kerfs typically smaller than 200 microns, depending on the thickness of the PCB. This level of precision allows for intricate designs and maximizes the utilization of the PCB material.
In addition to our cutting-edge technology and precision, we also offer comprehensive services to our clients. After the dicing process, we are able to carefully pick the cut boards and place them in custom containers, ensuring that they are protected and ready for further assembly or shipment.
Moreover, time is of the essence in today’s fast-paced industry, and we understand the importance of quick turnarounds. At American Precision Dicing, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver lightning-fast results without compromising on quality. Our efficient processes allow us to meet tight deadlines, ensuring that our clients receive their depaneled PCBs promptly.
In summary, American Precision Dicing possesses the expertise, technology, and efficiency to handle the depaneling of Printed Circuit Boards with utmost precision. With our dicing saw process, we can achieve clean and accurate cuts, even on boards made from different materials. Whether it’s creating ultra-thin kerfs or providing customized containers for the cut boards, we have the capabilities to meet our clients’ specific requirements. Trust us for fast turnarounds and exceptional results in the field of PCB depaneling.