Thursday, July 9, 2009

Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

CAD and CAM are the first step when first steps when building a printed circuit. CAD is used by the customer of the PCB manufacturer to create the layout of the printed circuit board (PCB). The manufacturer uses CAM software to create all the files necessary to manufacture the PCB

How CAD/CAM Works

CAD primarily is derived from the schematic of the circuit board, and then changes are made as required. The product of the CAD software is then loaded into the CAM software and is checked for manufacturability.


PNC, Inc. uses the state of the art software for the CAM operation; Advantages of us a CAM process over traditional methods are many. Accuracy being the biggest advantage, many hours are saved by the use of electronic files. Design rules can be used to assure that certain parameters are always met. For more information on CAD/CAM or any other process please visit

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