During the routing process the required outline of the PCB is created and the PCBs are removed from our production panel. Routing is a mechanical process and there are a number of different sized routing tools available. The most common router is 2.00mm. Smaller routing tools down to 0.5mm are also possible, but using smaller routing tools can have an impact on the PCB manufacturing costs. For example with smaller routing tools it may not be possible to rout a number of panels simultaneously.
Compared to scoring, routed edges are characterised by a clean cut and smaller tolerances. However, routing is one of the most time-consuming steps during PCB production. This should be considered if you order online samples, which later will go into larger series volumes.
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