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6 Ways You Could Use A PCB Assembly Service

Posted by Adam Washburn on Sat, Jul 20, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

If you feel as though your small or medium sized electronics business might be in need of some outside help, you're not alone. With technology growing more complex, it's more important now than ever to have the ability to produce compact, lightweight printed circuit boards (PCBs) that will function efficiently within even the most advanced electronic devices. As such, numerous businesses are looking for partnerships with a reliable PCB assembly service. But you can get so much more out of your third party service than just product assembly. In order to get the most value from your relationship, here's a look at six ways that you can use your PCB assembly service to your advantage. 

1. Enjoy state-of-the art machinery

Do you ever wish that you had the financial resources to keep up with the bigger companies? With the help of the right PCB assembly service, you can. Instead of purchasing expensive, cutting edge assembly and manufacturing technologies like robotic arms, you can let your outsourced business partner do all of the heavy lifting for you. In this way, their investment in technology will work to your benefit as your electronic devices will be produced with the latest and greatest machinery. 

2. Use high quality system components

In order to keep your clients and end-users happy with your PCBs, it is extremely important that you only utilize high quality system components, conductors, and parts. It is because of this that it's wise to look for a PCB assembly service that is American based, rather than located overseas. Although foreign companies may offer you a cheaper up-front price, these partnerships will cost you in the long run as many of these enterprises utilize low-grade or bootlegged parts. A qualified assembly company will have access to the best components from suppliers who can offer them great deals, which then results in further savings for your business. 

3. Improve assembly precision

If your current assembly process relies on human labor or dated machinery, it's time to consider seeking the help of a third party service. Because these companies are able to purchase and maintain advanced assembly and manufacturing equipment, you can count on the fact that each one of your PCBs will be assembled with care and absolute precision, meaning that you don't have to waste money on faulty equipment or product recalls.

4. Boost customer satisfaction

When you're able to provide a sophisticated and highly functional PCB to your clients at a reasonable price, they will be far happier with your company and give you their return business. In this way, you will be able to grow financially as contracts are renewed, and the word spreads that your brand name is synonymous with quality and value.

5. Troubleshoot and repair devices faster

When something goes wrong with one of your products, how long does it take for you to get to the root of the problem? When you make the decision to contract with a PCB assembly service, you'll find that it doesn't take nearly as long. Systematic testing and troubleshooting will review the source of the fault faster so that the experts are quickly able to correct the issue and get you back on track.

6. Reduce warranty replacement costs

When you've got a PCB assembly service partner on your side, working diligently to find and correct any problems that customers may be experiencing, you can save money. Instead of being forced to trash the faulty PCB and send your client a warranty replacement, your third party service can fix the underlying issue and get the product returned to your customer fast. Not only will cut back your costs on replacement units, but this will also make you look more professional and capable to your customers. 

Make sure you're always getting the most out of your business partnerships. How can you use your PCB assembly service to further improve your company?

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Topics: product assembly, pcb assembly service, pcb assembly

Making Things Efficiently With Quality Product Assembly

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

It goes without saying that virtually all gadgets that use electrical power must have an electronic component in them and this means, therefore, that electronic manufacturers have to strive to produce the highest quality products in the market for efficiency. Defects and flaws in product assembly will not only lead to poor efficiency but might have consequences as dire as fires or electrocution of users. As a buyer of the electronic products, you should have standards for asserting that the quality product assembly will work for you. Here are some considerations to make before settling on an assembled product.

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Topics: assembly manufacturing, product assembly, assembly manufacturing companies

Precise Product Assembly Engineered To Enhance Quality

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

For all of the assembling and designing that goes into a product, shouldn't the precision of the assembly and how it enhances the overall quality of the final product be a high priority for you as well? If you haven't thought about the process which your assembly company utilizes to create your projects and just how much precision is applied, perhaps it's time to take a step back and realize just how much it really does matter and reassess your next project.

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Topics: assembly manufacturing, product assembly, precision manufacturing

Electromechanical Assembly Connects Complex Technology

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Technology is only going to continue to be a big part of our lives, whether we like it or not. That means the assembly of all sorts of components within everyday products is going to rise, along with the complexity of said components. Oftentimes, assembly is done efficiently through machines or by hand by skilled technicians, including electromechanical assembly, which is one of the biggest bridges between complex technology and making sure something simply works.

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Topics: product assembly, printed circuit board, electronic assembly, Electromechanical Assembly

PC Board Assembly: Stacked For Precision And Efficiency

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Printed circuit boards (PCB) are boards made from fiberglass, ceramic and other materials on which interconnected circuits and components, are etched. The use of PCB has enabled electronic circuits to become more compact and convenient. Gone are the days when large wires were used in electronic devices. Today you can easily find such PCB’s in almost every appliance in your home. Computers, Televisions, Music systems, Digital clocks, Answering machines, Microwave ovens  and more, virtually every appliance in your home has PCB of one or the other type. The heart of a computer its ‘motherboard’ is also a PCB. PCBs also find its place in computer components such as the RAM, Modem, and video cards.

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Topics: product assembly, pcb assembly, printed circuit board, pc board assembly

Do Not Get Burned By Outsourcing Your Product Assembly

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Several manufacturing businesses have taken to moving most, if not all, of their manufacturing department overseas to off-shore factories, most of them within China. While the cheap labor costs might bring in a boost in revenue but the affects on the local economy and future revenue is also worth considering when it comes to keeping your business assets safe. 

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Topics: product assembly, pcb assembly, PCB, printed circuit board

Zentech Continues Assembly Manufacturing Expansion

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

Suddenly, “made in the USA” has real meaning again. In fact, you need look no further than Baltimore-based Zentech Manufacturing to understand just how much of an advantage this can be.  Zentech specializes in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing assembly for a variety of clients in sectors as varied as medical diagnostics, telecommunications and defense, but the expertise of this burgeoning services company goes much deeper.  Zentech has built its success on collaboration and efficiency in every phase of the design and assembly manufacturing process, and that offers the potential to drastically improve your products and the way they get to market.  Zentech can shepherd your project all the way from concept stage to shipping, literally building innovation and cost savings into every step.  It’s the kind of integrated, can-do approach that once defined American manufacturing, and companies all over are taking notice.

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Topics: electronic manufacturing company, product assembly, contract manufacturing, manufacturing assembly, contract electronics manufacturing, SMT Assembly, Zentech technologies, Contract Electronics Assembly, assembly electronic, manufacturing, off shoring, Reshoring

Improving Quality in SMT Manufacturing Through Moisture Control

Posted by Laura Austin on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

SMT manufacturers should be aware that there is a tendency for plastic-encapsulated components to hold in moisture. While various steps can be taken to limit the effects of moisture in the environment, it is inevitable that a semiconductor manufacturer or OEM may still experience some of the issues related to trapped moisture. When moisture is trapped in this way, it leads to rapid thermal expansion that can damage equipment and leave an SMT manufacturing task compromised.

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Topics: product assembly, contract manufacturing, contract electronics manufacturing, smt manufacturing, moisture control, dry packaging

Improving Reliability of Product Assembly through ESS Testing

Posted by Laura Austin on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a contract manufacturer to build your electronics or perform your product assembly. The first factor to come to mind is usually price, but there are others that are equally important. You also have to factor in quality control, shipping costs and reliability of the finished product. Unless your manufacturer has thoroughly tested the design and helped to make appropriate modifications, you could end up losing money in warranty repairs or even recalls.

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Topics: electronics manufacturing, product assembly, contract manufacturing, contract electronics manufacturing, electronics industry, technical design, ESS testing, reliability testing