Scanning / Reverse Engineering
Have a customer that requires a legacy product for which they do not have electronic media? However, they only have a sample board? Gardien has you covered. With our Scanning & Reverse Engineering solution we can provide you with electronic media so the board can be reproduced. Whether you need just a single layer or the entire board our scanning solution is for you. Our reverse engineering process utilizes our flying probes to prove the electronic media produced is correct to the netlist of the board. When complete you are provided the Gerber layers that can be read into your Front-End systems and tooled for manufacturing.
There are two different ways the scanning or reverse engineering can be of service to you. In the first case you may only have the Diazo or Silver film layers. No problem. We can scan those layers and create the appropriate Gerber layers. If you have a board as well, we can then test the netlist to the actual board to validate the data integrity.
In the second case where you may only have a couple of boards and no electronic media, we still have you covered. We can scan the board! We will start from the outer layer, scan and recreate the layer, then machine the board to the next layer and repeat the process. This process is repeated until all layers are complete and the Gerber files are created. They are then run through our UCAM software and a netlist is generated. The other board is then tested against the netlist to make sure we have data integrity. Once everything checks out, the board is returned along with the recreated photo tools.
This solution saves lost photo tools and can save you from trying to find an OEM that may have obsoleted the design years ago. Contact your local Service Centre for more details.