Electronics Forum | Wed Mar 19 09:54:44 EDT 2008 | davef
Here's what we suggest: * Keep a 5-mm space between a board edge and a ceramic capacitor. * Mount the capacitor parallel relative to the edge. * Design pads about a half of the termination. * Fixture the board when using your pizza cutter.
Electronics Forum | Tue Feb 23 11:05:46 EST 2010 | kjs123p
We had this same problem several years ago. The caps and resistors were cracking when we snapped the boards apart. We now use a pizza cutter style depanelizer. A couple of manufacturers that I know of are CAB and Fancort. I hope this helps.
Electronics Forum | Wed Apr 16 12:50:56 EDT 2014 | comatose
We have several, the one everyone likes is a Fancort VPD5-330. We were having trouble with cracked ceramics near the score line with our pizza cutter style depaneler. The linear blade made it go away entirely. Not the cheapest, though.
Electronics Forum | Thu Aug 21 07:41:14 EDT 2014 | karolis
We use standard "pizza cutter" type depanelizer. You just need to use knives made for aluminum boards, because standard ones gets dull quite fast if used on aluminum. CAB has special knives for aluminum, but I think other manufacturers offers simila