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.