Designers involved in the creation of PCBs face an extremely difficult and demanding task of transferring diagrams to mass production quickly. Meanwhile, a complicated verification is needed to provide answers concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of product assembly. DFM analysis is currently the most convenient way used when implementing new PCBs. What is this activity and what benefits does it offer?
Computer DFM analysis
Detailed analysis can be carried out by computer through a specialized software package. Consequently, it is possible to perform a lot of extremely important tests related to the proper production and assembly of PCBs. Precise visualization allows to spot, for example, insufficient surface of the insulation area, too small distance between individual measuring points, as well as microscopic fragments of copper which may be responsible for the malfunction of the system. Of course, this analysis can be carried out by experienced engineers, but usually it is much more time-consuming and not all potential threats will be observed then.
The key task of DFM analysis is to detect problems in the initial stage of circuit design. We must remember that the later an error is revealed, the more costly it is to remove it. It is estimated that the inability to detect the problem at the design stage increases the cost of eliminating the error at the production stage tenfold. DFM analysis allows correct and safe product implementation for mass production.
Using the results of the DFM analysis
Convenient software allows you to get a list of all errors detected by the system quickly. An action plan that prioritizes the error recovery process is created. After checking the list, another DFM analysis is most often carried out to find out whether all the deficiencies have been eliminated, and whether other errors have occurred in the correction process. If the DFM analysis fails to detect problems, you can proceed to the production of prototypes.
DFM analysis ensures the compatibility with the requirements of manufacturers, which is it’s biggest asset. Thanks to it we are able to use the designed tiles in specific industries.
What are the benefits of a thorough DFM analysis?
This is a specialized tool that significantly improves the work of designers. They are able to remove errors at an early stage of design, which in the long run would mean huge costs for the company that provides ready-made PCBs. DFM analysis allows you to perform many different tests, making it extremely precise.
DFM analysis is necessary in the process of implementing items for mass production. Any error detected at the production stage equals huge costs. A thorough analysis minimizes the risk of overlooking any errors, and thus reduces production costs. It also allows the delivery of better and more effective products that meet all standards set by the modern electromechanical market.