The process is as shown below: (PCB/LCD design)-->(CAM system)-->(Gerber file)
Computer-aided manufacturing technology, the English name is Computer Aided Manufacturing, referred to as CAM, is an advanced technology that is controlled by computer control. The development of computer technology and the emergence of laser plotters have led to the use of PCB-assisted manufacturing technology. Various CAM systems can generally process the gerber data (Gerber data), eliminate various defects in the design, make the design easier to produce, and greatly improve the production quality.
For the production of PCB printed boards, because many designers do not understand the production process of the circuit board, the circuit diagram of the design is only the most basic circuit diagram, and can not be directly used for production. Therefore, it is necessary to modify and edit the line file before actual production. It is not only necessary to produce a film map that can be suitable for the production process of the factory, but also to make corresponding punching data, mold opening data, and other data useful for production. It is directly related to various production projects in the future. These require engineers and technicians to understand the necessary production processes, and at the same time master the relevant software production, including common circuit design software such as: Protel, Pads2000, Autocad, etc., should be familiar with the necessary CAM software such as: View2001, CAM350; GCCAM Etc., CAM should include PCB design inputs, which can edit, correct, repair, and imprint circuit graphics, use disk as the dielectric material, and output automated data for ray mapping, drilling, and inspection.
With the development of the electronics industry, the requirements for printed boards are getting higher and higher. The high density of the printed board design, the thin wire, the small aperture tend to be faster and faster, and the production process of the printed board is more and more perfect.
At first glance, the PCB is similar in appearance regardless of its inherent quality. It is through the surface that we see the differences that are critical to the durability and functionality of the PCB throughout its lifetime.