PRINTED CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY
Q. What types of assembly are you best suited for?
A. We build both thru-hole and SMT boards on one or both sides. Currently, we are better equipped for small and medium production quantities. Size and complexity of the assembly will determine what our capacity is. We can do final mechanical assembly on most jobs if required.
Q. What type of equipment do you use for assembly?
A. We use automatic prepping machines for leaded thru-hole parts. We manually insert components and stage for wave solder operations. Inspection and touch-up are done manually. Surface mount assembly is done with automatic pick'n'place or manual pick'n'place depending on the quantity. All boards are panelized for fast and efficient assembly.
Q. If you do our assembly, who supplies the parts?
A. We are a turn-key assembler and we will provide the components if you desire, however, you may provide a kit of parts as long as you follow our guidelines.
Q. Can we also supply the bare boards?
A. Although we feel we are better suited to build your boards for better manufacturability we will work with your boards provided they meet certain requirements for assembly.
Q. What do you need in order to quote a job?
A. Keep in mind that the more information you give us, the better the quote will be. Quantity , a parts list and an assembly drawing will usually suffice for a quote but a sample of an actual assembly of the board will usually answer all questions.
Q. How long will it take to get a quote?
A. Once we have received the above information, we can usually reply to an assembly quote within 3 days or less. Turnkey quotes requiring us to purchase the components can take 2-3 weeks depending on the quantity and types of parts required.
Q. Can you perform a functional test on our assembly?
Q. Can you conformal coat our assemblies?
Q. What type of flux do you use and how do you remove it?
A. Because of environmental regulations, we now use low-residue fluxes on all assemblies. Since the flux residue is harmless to the function of the assembly and most of it dissipates after the heat of soldering, cleaning of the assemblies is not necessary.