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Postby pilipen » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:48 pm

I'm planing to start process of ordering "Full Feature PCBs" with V-scoring sometime next week. This is the first time when I will order V-score routing, and I have several questions.

On the Full Feature Quoting web page, Quote Assistant display this information about V-score:

Outer edge of at least 1.5".
We step & repeat with 0.500" rails.

1. Could you please provide more details about 1.5" outer edge requirements? Is it mean that distance from board edge to closest score line should not be less than 1.5"?

2. What mean "We step & repeat with 0.500" rails"? - is this about that 0.5" should be distance between parallel score lines? What if I want to place score lines in distances not equal to integer number of 0.5"?

3. How and when I will need to provide the score lines drawing for order? Any requirements on that drawing?

4. Finally, does the score line should cross whole board? Is it possible to have score line stopped somewhere in the middle? (see red line on attached picture)
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Thank you.
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Re: V-score

Postby Sal Hernandez » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:42 am

The 1.5" outer edge refers to the minimum individual board dimension. The smallest single PCB that can be ordered with v-score is 1.5" x 1.5".

Step and repeat refers to the panelized array of pcbs. We take the single board and copy it into an array. After the boards are in a panel we create a a .5" boarder around the array. The boards in the array are edge to edge without any space between the boards.

If you have specific requirements for the array you can provide the information in a drawing similar to the image you provided. This will work fine.

The score lines will need to go all the way across the panel for a v-score job through our Full
Feature service.

If your vscore requirement does not fit into the Full Feature service we can submit your files to our Custom Quote team for review.

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
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