The blog over at OrCAD™ tells some great stories. They’ve helped students develop electronics for race cars and they’re always sharing knowledge about designing printed circuit boards.
Their article, PCB Dimensions in Manufacturing, provides some guidance on the details you need to have in order to manufacture a printed circuit board. When we develop a prototype, we will have to rethink that prototype in terms of manufacturing. We need to engineer efficiency and squeeze every little bit of profit out of manufacturing processes.
There’s a lot of great information on their blog including a related article on PCB Panelization, if you’re interested in designing PCBs take advantage of this free industry information.