Glossary

Glossary of key terms to do with index, electronics and the ecosystem around pick and place machines.

Glossary

AOI

  • Acronym for Automatic Optical Inspection.

Automatic optical inspection

  • Computer vision inspection process to check for any issues after reflow.

CM

  • Acronym for Contract Manufacturer.

Index

  • The open source pick and place machine for creating populated circuit boards on a mid-level manufacturing scale.

Mid-level manufacturing

  • A term used to describe the step between small-scale and large-scale manufacturing where the amounts of products you are making doesn’t justify going to a contract manufacturer.

OSH

  • Acronym for Open Source Hardware.

OSS

  • Acronym for Open Source Software.

Pick and place machine

  • A machine that can programatically place components onto a circuit board in an automated fashion.

PNP

  • Acronym for Pick and Place.

PCB

  • Acronym for Printed Circuit Board.

Printed circuit board

  • A board which uses certain techniques for components to be spaced closer together and more easily manufactured.

SMD

  • Acronym for Surface Mount Device.