Design for Manufacturability Tool: DFMplus

In the ever changing complex world of PCB prototyping, it is very important that there are NO surprises when it comes to your circuit boards. With Sunstone Circuits' Design for Manufacturability tool, DFMplus, you can be assured that your design is manufacturable, up front. 

This simple-to-use service allows you to submit your Gerber files to our DFMplus server, and receive back an in-depth & fully personalized report. This report includes an easy to understand summary of the design and its manufacturability. Within your customized report, you will find useful information including any items that may result in a PCB that has unintended flaws affecting performance of the design. This information is then categorized by violation type and color-coded for easy visual comprehension. This service is available to you at no additional cost and comes with peace of mind that Sunstone Circuits will be able to build your design.

*DFMplus currently has limited response hours. The hours for DFMplus processing are 8:00 am - 8:00 pm PT Monday – Friday.  Requests outside of these hours will be processed the next business day. Reports are fully customized and personalized for every design, and may take 4-6 hours to generate within the hours above.

To take advantage of DFMplus, simply visit the upload page located in the My Account section. Fill in the four required fields, upload your Gerber files and within two hours,* the DFMplus report will be sent to you by email. It is that easy. Download a sample report below:


The first time I used this service, I was very impressed. Later, I submitted some more complex boards and found the reports to be extremely helpful in identifying design issues. I usually use your PCBExpress service, and DFMplus gives me great confidence about getting accurate designs for my future board projects.”

Jeff Bates, Senior Hardware Engineer, Impinj

By using DFMplus, Sunstone customers can better choose the right service for their needs, saving time and money whenever possible. “I've been designing circuits for over 45 years. You guys are amazing; this DFM service is exactly what I needed!”

Mike Fleming, Electrical Engineer