Producing a PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) correctly, is the foundation of a successful product. Components must be correctly mounted on the board, soldered in place, and connected with wires to ensure that the PCB performs optimally.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the exacting and methodical process BESTProto uses to assemble our customers’ PCBAs.
Step One: Careful selection of components
The first step in the PCBA process is carefully selecting the correct board components. We begin by ensuring that all parts are approved parts selected by our customers and on their provided BOM. At BESTProto, we will never supply a part that is not on the customer’s BOM and/or AVL. QVL. Once we have determined the integrity of the boards and parts kit, during production and inspection we examine the quality of components during production through to test, inspection and final shipping.
Step Two: Placement of components
The components are then placed on the board in their correct positions, with particular attention paid to any mounting pads or other connections that may be required. We also take special care to ensure that all components are secure and don’t shift during solder reflow.
Step Three: Testing and inspection
The final step of PCB assembly is testing and inspection. Our technicians will use advanced inspection and testing equipment to ensure the PCBA works correctly and all components are placed and soldered. The board is also inspected for any signs of damage or improper assembly, such as shorts or misalignments.
Choose BESTProto for your PCB assembly needs!
BESTProto’s thorough and meticulous PCB assembly process has been developed over years of experience in the industry.
Our staff includes Master Instructors in IPC A610 and J STD-001 to ensure your products consistently meet the latest electronic industry standards.
We specialize in delivering prototype and natch quantities of quantity electronic assemblies, so contact us today to discuss your project’s needs.