The Human Touch
Complementing the software tools, Sunstone Circuits also offers sophisticated human-inspection services when your project really needs high degrees of scrutiny.
Production Design Reviews
An optional service available through our CAM department. In coordination with a DFMplus report, our manufacturing experts will deliver a hit list of items to fix in your board and how to effect those fixes.
Engineering Design Review (NRE)
Our trained staff will evaluate your design, order form selections and your print notes and make sure that what you will receive is accurate and does not contain any areas that may lead to issues. Engineering Review (required for PCBpro and Custom orders) is an optional service performed by our CAM department and is selectable on the quote form. Also here, in coordination with a DFMplus report, our manufacturing experts will deliver a hit list of items to fix in your board and how to effect those fixes.
Automated Optical Inspection. AOI is one of the inspection methods that is used in manufacturing. For designs with fine pitch, high circuit density or complexity we will inspect your PCBs using AOI. It compares the copper circuitry on a panel with the Gerber data and can detect very small manufacturing defects that might otherwise go unchecked.
Electrical Test (ETest)
Make use of our flying probe electrical test capabilities to verify functionality of your design once committed to hardware. ETest is one of the last-stand DFM checks, providing confidence that what got built matches what got sent with the order. We compare a net list created from the submitted Gerber files to the completed PCB where we test for circuit continuity and isolation.