Low Volume PCB Assembly
Your Trusted Partner for Low-Volume Turn-Key Circuit Board Assembly Services
At MorePCB, we specialize in providing electronic contract manufacturing (ECM) services, with a focus on low-volume, turn-key circuit board assembly. Our turn-key service utilizes Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Testing (DFT) services to ensure that our customers receive high-quality products that meet your unique needs.
Our turn-key PCB assembly service includes everything from PCB fabrication and parts sourcing to assembly and testing, providing a complete solution for customers who need low-volume production. Small volumes are typically defined as orders of less than 5,000 circuit boards.
To get started with our turn-key PCB assembly service, simply send your PCB files and Bill of Materials (BOM) list to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will provide an estimate for the cost of your project. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that your project is completed on time and within your budget, and that the final product meets your exact specifications.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Service
At MorePCB, we understand the importance of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) in low volume board assembly. Our team conducts a detailed review of your documents, including Gerber files, Bill of Materials (BOM), diagrams, and assembly drawings, to check for any possible engineering concerns.
As a turnkey service provider, we handle PCB panelization for your PCBs to lower costs and facilitate an efficient assembly process. We also recommend a proper solder mask opening to ensure a high yield rate while preventing solder bridging and other soldering faults.
Our engineers will thoroughly check your parts list against your PCB files, and ask for your clarification on any component issues before we source BOM components. This helps to reduce errors, keep PCB and assembly production costs to a minimum, and speed up the manufacturing turnaround time without shipping delays.
If no DFM problems are identified or if all problems are resolved, low volume board assembly allows you to avail our services at a lower price point. This is because the DFM service helps to minimize any potential issues that could lead to additional costs or delays in the manufacturing process.
Design for Testability (DFT) Service
DFT is a critical step in the design for manufacturability (DFM) process, which aims to develop a consistent product for the lowest possible manufacturing cost while maintaining an acceptable rate of defects.
Even for low volume PCB board assembly, DFT should be involved in your PCB design from the beginning. Considering testability throughout the PCB design involves outlining the creation process to understand test point requirements and isolate faults quickly. DFT is paramount in designing for profitability, helping to minimize costs associated with manufacturing errors and component failures.
As your turnkey PCB assembly supplier, we offer professional engineering support on how to distribute test points across the PCB, after reviewing your test procedure. All bare boards manufactured in our PCB house will 100% go through E-test. Additionally, we provide a variety of meticulous verification methods for your PCB assemblies, including manual visual inspection and automated optical inspection (AOI), in-circuit testing (ICT), functional testing (FCT), and X-ray inspection.
Applications of Low Volume PCB Assembly
- Prototype PCB assembly is commonly used for sampling, testing, and design improvement.
- Institutes often order small batch PCB assembly for scientific research purposes.
Business owners and entrepreneurs can use low volume PCB assembly to test their product ideas and bring them to market on a small scale.
- Hobbyists can also take advantage of low volume PCB assembly to bring their design ideas to life.
- Companies can use low volume PCB assembly for small-scale marketing efforts or to ensure the same high-quality standards as large volume orders.
Why Choose MorePCB to Build your PCB Assembly?
PCBA First Article: We offer a unique first article program for our turnkey clients, allowing us to send a small number of your assembled PCBs to you for inspection ahead of the main production run. Alternatively, we can conduct the first article inspection (FAI) ourselves, using testing procedures provided to us. X-ray inspection is available to check BGA packages and other complex packages assembly quality. Through our turnkey PCB assembly processes, we are able to detect and resolve any assembly issues that may arise before your small batch PCBAs are shipped out.
Cost-down Consideration: Cost is a major consideration for clients and PCB assembly manufacturers in low volume board assembly projects. To help reduce your costs, we waive NRE and SMT stencil charges for repeat orders, and we source each part number with major distributors and choose quantities to get the lowest per-part price. Our years of experience in providing PCB assembly services globally have allowed us to build strong relationships with major suppliers overseas to keep part sourcing costs competitive without compromising on our strict quality standards.
Field We Served: We have gained a vast client base for small batch PCB assembly services from a range of fields, including security, telecommunications, medical, vehicles, semiconductors, industrial control, and consumer electronics. We are equipped with special-designed quick-turn low-volume and high-volume assembly lines to meet different assembly requirements. We provide small quantities, even for high-density PCB assemblies, as soon as the design is finalized. All PCBAs undergo rigorous quality checks and inspection before they are dispatched to you.