When an electrical engineer orders a board from a fabricator, the fabricator will almost always make the design out of standard-size stock. To make the best use of the material, multiple copies of the design are combined in a process called panelization. The goal of panelizing your design is to maximize yield without increasing cost or turn-time. To do this, it is important to first understand how your rigid PCBs will be separated. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn the different ways to depanelize boards, as well as assembly considerations for panelization. Both are important considerations whether you need a handful of boards or thousands.