Engineering Integration Between PCB Design and Manufacturing
On-demand Web Seminar
The interface between design and manufacturing is a critical step in new product introduction (NPI). Inefficiencies in design/manufacturing collaboration such as extra preparation phases and design scrap/rework are common, resulting in increased development cost and time.
The interface between design and manufacturing is a critical step in new product introduction (NPI). Inefficiencies in design/manufacturing collaboration such as extra preparation phases and design scrap/rework are common, resulting in increased development cost and time. Efficiency can only be achieved through effective communication of manufacturing constraints (mfg IP) into the design process, and design intent (design IP) into manufacturing. This session will address the complete design through manufacturing flow, covering best practices for design IP management, a digital manufacturing process, feedback of DFM constraints to the design team, and efficient engineering change collaboration between design and manufacturing.
What You Will Learn
- Best practices in an efficient design-through-manufacturing flow
- The role of ODB++ to effectively communicate design intent and convey protected IP, saving time and money, and reducing the quality risk
- Mentor Graphic's vision for a unified DFM environment enabling seamless bidirectional collaboration between design and manufacturing.
About the Presenter
Julian Coates currently holds the position of Director of Business Development in the Valor Division of Mentor Graphics. From 1998 t0 2007 he was Vice President of Marketing at Valor before becoming the Vice President for the Assembly Market at Valor. From 1994 to 1998 Julian was the Managing Director of Valor Computerized Systems NV. Prior to this he was the Northern European Sales Manager and later the Vice President of Sales in Europe for Optrotech, a company that creates tools for manufacturing PCBs. From 1979 to 1986, Mr. Coates worked at British Aerospace as a mechanical design engineer, PCB production engineer and production manager. Julian holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Science from Exeter University.
Who Should View
- CAD management with time and cost objectives
- Product and program managers with focus on time-to-market within cost & quality limits
- NPI engineers seeking to achieve first pass manufacturability
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