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P. D. Circuits’ Mike Tucker to Present at PCB West 2010

Aug 27, 2010

Mike Tucker, P. D. Circuits' Technical Service Engineer.

Mike Tucker, P. D. Circuits' Technical Service Engineer.

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. - P. D. Circuits, Inc., specializing in delivering the highest quality PCBs, technical support, and service to OEM and EMS companies worldwide, announces that Mike Tucker, Technical Service Engineer, will hold a presentation titled “A Look At CAM Departments: How designs become manufacturing tools” at the upcoming PCB West Conference & Exhibition. The presentation will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 9 a.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.


Ever wondered what happens inside a typical CAM department at your bare-board fabricator? Ever wondered why some fabricator’s CAM departments flag issues that others haven’t or don’t? CAM departments have gone through quite an evolution since their inception. Today’s CAM systems and CAM departments are critical for taking CAD data, ensuring manufacturability and creating manufacturing tools.


The presentation will provide a generic overview of a typical CAM department’s practices, methodologies and requirements. Attendees will learn rules-of-thumb DFM guidelines as well as what data, from designers, is required for fabrication. The presentation also will discuss what CAM departments do with data and the top reasons why jobs go on-hold at fabrication and how to prevent them.


Mike Tucker is a Technical Service Engineer at P. D. Circuits, Inc. He is responsible for training individuals to become certified IPC A-600 Specialists. Mike has worked in bare boards since October 1997 and is an expert in Frontend Engineering. Mike has more than 12 years of experience working closely with designers and manufacturing engineers to create robust, manufacturable products.


P. D. Circuits is the leading printed circuit supply chain management company. From material selection and up-front engineering to manufacturing, logistics and inventory management, PDC provides the full spectrum of PCB supply chain management services. The experienced circuit board professionals of P. D. Circuits match customer needs to the core competence of its fabrication partners in North America and Asia. The company's Asian Operations Center, located in Shenzhen, China ensures the continued success of over 16 years of offshore sourcing. On-Site inspection at the fabricating facilities is conducted by the IPC600 Certified PDC China QC team in conjunction with its in-house cross section lab. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ITAR registered, with headquarters located in New Hampshire. For more information visit us at


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