PCB finds its application in electronics and is highly cost-effective and offers greater reliability compared to other circuits such as point-to-point or loop circuits. Although the PCB production process is complicated because it includes high initial investment, the results are very useful.
Today, PCB boards are highly sought after components and are part of almost all equipment, such as cars, mobile phones, computers, and more. To create a PCB, the electronic circuit diagram of the desired circuit is first prepared using the software. Thereafter a PCB prototype should be developed.
Once the PCB prototype board is ready, it is tested and then the PCB components are manufactured, assembled and added to the surface according to the circuit diagram. Some of the conventional coupling techniques are the construction for surface mounting and construction through holes. Sometimes a combination of these two techniques is also used for mounting.
After the panel is ready with copper traces, holes for the assembly of lead electric and electronic components are drilled into the board. Before assembling parts or delivering the printed circuit board, the board should be tested to find any possible faults that could lead to failure of the board.
All such errors should be corrected before assembling PCBs. It is important to note that some PCB manufacturers do not test boards before delivery because they are considered as additional costs but it is vitally important to provide a fully functional board before adding components.