Proper PCB inspection is necessary to ensure all your printed circuit boards are manufactured and assembled without any defects. The boards are put through different inspection processes to eliminate any risk of defects going unnoticed. In the first step, a PCB expert visually examines the board carefully. This inspection method is used to detect obvious defects. At the same time, it does not reveal the hidden defects for which the next step of x-ray inspection is performed. This technology is used to identify hidden and not so obvious defects. Other inspection methods may be used if required.
The PCB production process always includes these inspection methods. Most of the time, no defects are found because boards are made at an advanced manufacturing center. The inspections reveal the defects that can occur during manufacturing or assembling process. It can show design flaws. This inspection process ensures high quality PCBs that will keep working for years in the product without giving any trouble.