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The Lean NPI Design-to-Manufacturing Flow



During this webinar you will learn the most efficient way to hand-off a PCB from any design tools-flow to the manufacturing process. We will summarize the essentials of DFM and its significance for PCB product-design operations including an introduction to best practice Lean NPI, a flow-based solution for a business process that extends across design and outsourced manufacturing.

You will learn how left-shifting DFM onto the designer’s desktop enables the designer to minimize manufacturing-related revision spins without having to be a manufacturing expert.

What You Will Learn

  • How to take more control over manufacturability as a concurrent process within any PCB layout environment
  • The distinction between design rules and manufacturing process rules
  • Efficient preparation of an intelligent and integrated product-model data-package for error-free hand-off to manufacturing process engineering.

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Julian Coates

Julian Coates currently holds the position of Director of Business Development in the Valor Division of Mentor Graphics. From 1998 to 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

  • Design-level NPI & manufacturing engineers
  • PCB Layout designers & department managers
  • Product/program managers

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