Drill Capabilities

Advanced PCB Drilling

Drilling is one of the key steps in PCB Manufacturing. It is important to have high precision drilling capabilities to manufacture high performing printed circuit board. To connect PCB layers and vias, drilling process is the basic step. There is no room for error when it comes to drilling. Drilling affects the plating and connectivity which further impacts the reliability of a PCB. At CCI Canadian Circuits, we deploy advanced technologies to ensure that there are no roadblocks to a project due to drilling.


Types of drilling we do at CCI

Most of the time a printed circuit board is made of several layers and each layer has different material therefore drilling becomes a challenge given that every design has wide varieties of drill hole size, different aspect ratio and feed and speed requirements.

The two types of drilling we support at CCI are mechanical drilling and laser drilling. The smallest hole diameter in mechanical drill is about 6 mils (0.006”).

The laser drill has far more capabilities including microvias and controlled depth holes. We outsource for this service and need few extra days. Laser drill technology is used to drill blind and buried vias. The smallest hole diameter is about 3 mil (0.003”).


Leverage our advance drill capabilities

We have Hitachi and Schmoll Drilling Machine for precision drill hole registration. This machine has CCD Camera System to compensate production defect or minimize error. The inner layer and outer layer registration for scaling and CAM database with compensation value helps manufacture high performing PCBs. This machine helps us achieve better results with high throughput, accuracy and high quality and precise holes.

The two types of drilling we support at CCI are mechanical drilling and laser drilling. The smallest hole diameter in mechanical drill is about 6 mils (0.006”).

The laser drill has far more capabilities including microvias and controlled depth holes. We outsource for this service and need few extra days. Laser drill technology is used to drill blind and buried vias. The smallest hole diameter is about 3 mil (0.003”).


Antares X-ray drill optimizer

We use Mach3 Lab’s Antares X-ray drill optimizer for higher layer count and Precision X-ray drill for tighter inner clearance with respect to inner layers. During the process to drill reference holes, the machine will detect the centers of those targets that have been chosen to represent the internal lay-up and programmed reference holes will be drilled in optimized positions. Those reference holes will be used later to drill the holes on multilayer PCBs.