Producing Printed Circuit Board (PCB) prototypes for evaluation of design before mass production, are a key component of the product development process in electronics manufacturing. While outsourcing to specialist sub-contractors is very popular, it is not always particularly efficient or affordable. For example, it can take many weeks for the PCB to be ordered, produced and shipped to an overseas vendor and if you need to make changes to the design, it usually means a lot of time and money.
In-house production is your answer, but not with conventional techniques such as precision drilling, chemical etching, plating, pressing and lamination. These issues are exactly why PCB designers and engineers are so excited about 3D printed electronics. Nano Dimension’s new white paper on “PCB prototyping: In-house or Outsource?” identifies factors to consider in selecting a PCB supplier and explains how you can move your business to a new level of efficiency with in-house 3D printed PCB prototypes.