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Key Components of Laser Routing and Cutting Systems for PCB Depaneling

Printed circuit board (PCB) laser depaneling is an effective way for manufacturers to save money and time. Boards often contain sensitive components that can be damaged easily and laser depaneling reduces undue stress on these components and their solder joints. To avoid unnecessary setbacks, be sure to have a proper understanding of the different methods for PCB depaneling. In this post, we will take a deep dive.
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What is PCB Depaneling?

PCB (printed circuit board) depaneling, also called singulation, is the process of removing numerous smaller, individual PCBs from a larger multi-PCB panel produced during manufacturing. The depaneling process was created in order to increase throughput of PCB manufacturing lines as circuit board sizes reduced. At CMS Laser, our depaneling process has the advantage of speed, pin-point accuracy, no tooling cost or wear, no part induced stress, and no.
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System Spotlight: Vision System Guidance for Laser Marking and Cutting

Accuracy and repeatability are frequently the guiding principles when vision systems are implemented. In today’s complex manufacturing lines, vision systems are an integral part of process accuracy, repeatability and quality control. We previously wrote about the four key features that every vision system must incorporate: cameras, lighting, optics, and software controls. In this post, we’ll take an in-depth look at how these variables manifested in two real-world laser systems. Two.
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Variables to Consider When Integrating a Vision System with Lasers

Integrating a vision system with lasers is a way to increase accuracy and drive efficiency. However, implementing all of the required features and aspects into the vision system is no easy task. There are a variety of different variables and approaches in order to design the optimal vision system for the desired laser application. The expert engineering team at CMS has been developing and integrating vision systems for more than two decades and is able.
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The Role Vision Systems Play in Industrial Laser Systems

Vision systems have been an integral part of manufacturing for decades; however, during that time the technology has improved immensely. They are useful (and in some cases, critical) across laser functions, including laser marking, drilling, etching and engraving. These days more than half of the laser systems built by CMS Laser incorporate some element of vision with varying levels of complexity. At a basic level – and the type that’s been around for years – vision is used.
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