Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 05 07:40:06 EST 2000 | jacob lacourse
we have looked into a number of depaneling machines and can't justify the cost. what we are trying to do is to eliminate failures due to part stress when employees are breaking out the boards by hand. I heard about pneumatic scissors one day but to
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 18 15:33:12 EST 2002 | John Z.
I would shy away from a Dremel. They are great for a hobby, but produce too much spin off at the tip to be reliable. A micro-drill is the appropriate tool. The cheap way out would be tweezers scissors. That is if you can get under the trace.
Electronics Forum | Tue Jan 04 17:27:43 EST 2000 | John Thorup
For clipping off small boards and small quantities you can try Simonds. With no components and for longer straight cuts a shear would be more appropriate. How about the various de-panelling machines? The answer could be more specific if you would te
Electronics Forum | Thu Dec 23 15:10:50 EST 1999 | Victor Salazar
What we did was design or panels with routed out edges held on by tabs. This was very effective. All we use is a pair of pneumatic scissors to cut off the tabs. We are using from single-to 13 layer PCB's and we have had no problems with delamination
Electronics Forum | Thu Jan 03 22:39:37 EST 2002 | davef
For us, it depends on product volume: * Low volume: Tailor's scissors sharpened for the job. * Mid volume: Custom die used in a press. * High volume: We don't do this, but we'd have buy a singulation machine, er something like that. [Search the SMTne
Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 05 15:00:23 EST 2000 | Brian E. Steelglove
Dear Jacob, I have a company that makes a really cheap but great depanelizing machine and one to get rid of the tabs on a routed FR 4 board. I saw them at the assembly expo in Chicago. The cost is under 2,000 dollars and works well. I think it mig
Electronics Forum | Wed Jan 12 16:53:06 EST 2000 | Jason Webbs
Jacob, There are several companies I saw at a recent trade show that had "nibblers" that snap the tabs out. They are also called "board shockers" because they really shock the boards when they snap out the tabs. I did talk to a guy from a company