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A Complete Guide on PCB Drilling Process

This definitive guide covers all PCB drilling process fundamentals – understanding different hole types like plated through holes (PTHs), preparation steps for quality drilling, mechanical/laser drilling methods, addressing common quality issues, to inspection and improvements. Equip PCB designers, engineers and manufacturers with all the essential knowledge spanning drilling drawings, stack-up, parameters, tool selection to quality control procedures for optimized fabrication.

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Understanding Plated Half-Holes (Castellated Holes) in PCB Design

Plated half-holes, also called castellated holes, provide a space-efficient way to interconnect separate PCB modules by soldering. Unlike bottom pads, their edge positioning simplifies mounting and enhances reliability. This article explains everything about plated half-hole structures, design guidelines, manufacture, benefits and use cases.

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Understanding Plated Through Holes (PTH) for Printed Circuit Boards

Plated through holes (PTHs) are vital in printed circuit boards for enabling reliable connectivity between layers. This article explores PTHs in depth—from their key benefits like durable interlayer connections and flexible component placement, to critical design considerations around hole size, spacing, depth. We also contrast PTHs to cheaper non-plated holes, and overview popular alternatives like blind and buried vias and their ideal use cases. For PCB designers and manufacturers, our insights help inform effective PTH integration tailored to your product requirements. Reach out to explore our professional PCB fabrication utilizing PTHs.

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The Essentials of Microvias – Enabling Miniaturization in PCBs

As printed circuit boards are designed to pack more components into increasingly compact spaces, microvias play a crucial role in enabling further miniaturization. We explore the fundamentals of microvia technology and fabrication processes along with applications across consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

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