Connect with us

Separating PC Boards

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Don A. Gilmore, Apr 22, 2007.

Scroll to continue with content
  1. Hi guys:

    What's the best way to separate PC boards that loses the least amount of
    material? Currently, when I have several small circuits on a single PCB
    that need to be cut apart, I use a band saw. But this method is crude,
    comes too close to the traces, and I end up wasting a lot of material.

    Is there a better way? How do the board manufacturers cut their boards?

    Thanks for any replies.

  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    You can have them scored so they 'break apart'.

  3. I score both sides with a scoring knife and break them, then
    sand the edges with silicon carbide paper.
    They route the outline, either all the way through with a
    cylindrical cutter, or V grove each side with a pointed bit,
    for later break separation.
Ask a Question
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Electronics Point Logo
Continue to site
Quote of the day