EpecDFx™ - Perfecting the DFM Process

EpecDFx™ is our quality and manufacturability platform, combining the industry's latest, most advanced technology and engineering expertise in the printed circuit board industry.


  • Prototype Through Production
  • Reduces Overall Costs
  • Accelerates Time-to-Market

EpecDFx In Action.

Typical example of a subtle, yet critical engineering design problem discovered before fabrication; EpecDFx™ and Epec's engineering team detects and develops "must-fix" through "optimal" solutions.



EpecDFx™ issue shows:

  • Isolated connection caused by oversized plane clearance not caught by CAD system resulting in netlist violation.
  • Reduced thermal connection due to proximity to large split plane line.

EpecDFx In Action

Impact:

  • Electrical integrity of the design is invalid, resulting in scrapped board.
  • Compromised thermal connection results in poor solder-ability to connector pin.

EpecDFx Critical/Must Fix

EpecDFx™ "Critical/Must Fix"

  • Suggestion: Reduce plane clearances for holes to allow connection.
  • Result: Netlist integrity is restored.

EpecDFx Better

EpecDFx™ "Better"

  • Suggestion: Reduce plane clearances for holes to allow connection.
  • Result: Netlist integrity is restored.

EpecDFx Best

EpecDFx™ "Best"

  • Suggestion: Reduce plane clearances for holes to allow connection. Plus rotate thermal relief 45 degrees and reduce plane clearance line.
  • Result: Netlist integrity is restored, and thermal properties are maximized.

Experience EpecDFx Today

Are you looking for design help with your Printed Circuit Board project?

Submit your PCB data files to us and we will run a complete DFM check for manufacturability at no cost with no order obligation.

Our engineering team will process your data through our state of the art software and provide you with a complete detailed report on all design for manufacturing issues found. Our seasoned engineering staffs vast knowledge of manufacturing will aide our valued customers in preventing delays to production upon ordering, reduction in prototyping errors and quality problems.


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America's Oldest, A History of Innovation.  Learn More →
Our History

As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
  • Epec Builds PCB for Apollo 11