Is it better to have round corners on a PCB?

When I visit the PCB showroom in factory, I find that there are some pcs with round corners. Is it better to have round corners on a PCB?
  • Consider whether it is necessary to make round corners to fit in your product shells.
  • If you want to pay for them. You can have any shape you like, at a similar price.

Generally speaking, PCBs are made by a big sheet of fiberglass, followed by line scoring. When they come to assembly line, they will be broken up along the scored lines which are generally straight lines.

If you want rounded corners, or some other shape, the PCBs have to go to an extra process on another machine. Thus, it required extra cost.

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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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Oliver Smith

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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