2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2017 4:00 AM by Daniel_Lange

    Min Hole Size?

    jlovell5804

      What is a practical min. hole size for a 4 layer .032 thick PCB that will not cost an arm and a leg in production?

       

      Thanks

      Jim.

        • 1. Re: Min Hole Size?
          Jack

          For mechanically drilled holes, stay above 8 mils.

          Laser-drilled holes (microvias) can be smaller diameter.

          (12 mils holes are preferred if your design can accommodate them)

           

          sorry you had to wait so long for an answer. (I'm not a PADS user)
          In the future, for PCB design related questions you might try joining the IPC Designer's Council Forum.
          You can get info about IPC Forums at ipc.org

          Jack

          • 2. Re: Min Hole Size?
            Daniel_Lange

            With Apect Ratio 1:8 you can stay safe. Bigger is better :-)