Sometimes it is necessary to completely depopulate a PCB. This can be for an array of reasons including reverse engineering, testing and quality control. We offer a variety of services to assist you with this process.

Conformal Coating Removal

ScanCAD has developed a proprietary method for the absolute removal of conformal coatings while leaving the top surface of your device intact and clean. The board can be fully assembled during this process and will even clear the coating from the pins. We offer quick turnaround on this process with it generally taking less than a week to finish. Thick coatings are no problem!

Total Board Depopulation

If you have an assembled board and need a bare board for your project, we can help with that. Full depopulation of an assembled PCB can be extremely difficult. The process can damage a board beyond repair in some cases if the right precautions are not taken. Our depopulation process is a time-tested method for avoiding these issues. Next time you need a board depopulated, think of ScanCAD; we will take the guesswork out of it.

Solder Removal, Flattening and Cleaning

Let us take care of getting your board completely flattened, cleaned and prepped for work. We can remove solder paste bumps, debris and dirt from the surface of your PCB so you can go right to work on it.

Delamination and Layer Scans

ScanCAD International is the world’s leading expert in the delamination and scanning of internal PCB layers. It is a time-consuming, experience-based, technical job to do. ScanCAD would be happy to help you with this difficult process by supplying the source images for your next reverse engineering project. If you have overflow or a backlog of PCBs that need to be delaminated and scanned, contact our Service Department for more information.


ScanCAD Systems and Services are utilized daily by customers worldwide. We offer an array of innovative services and products for reverse engineering PCB and inspecting 2D parts. Inquire today for a Service quote.


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