my early new product introduction (NPI) projects, all of our product data was
stored in file cabinets. To release a printed circuit board (PCB) for
fabrication, we copied drawings and discs and then physically delivered them to
the PCB house—we pushed the data.
For each new release, we always received design for manufacturability
(DFM) feedback, whether good, bad, or ugly. If the feedback was “good,”
manufacturing started immediately ...