How is the Aluminum Clad PCB panel panel separated after assembly?

This might sound trivial, but I only have experience with standard PCBs. I need to design LED tube PCB and is only 20mm wide, so there will be at least 10 pieces next to each other on one panel. How to design Aluminum Clad PCB panel - how is the panel separated after assembly

You can have them milled and V-grooved in a similar way to the way it is done on FR4 PCBs.

The edges where they are separated from where the V-groove was will not be smooth, the other edges will be smooth.

If you require all the edges to be smooth you can have them milled out entirely and insert them into carriers for assembly.

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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