Remember 3 Points When Selecting PCB Manufacturer
It is important to know how to select the perfect PCB manufacturer from numerous providers. When making your choice, there are many factors that need to be critically considered. The major factors include products, capabilities and service would be discussed below.
It is important to assess the products of PCB manufacturers as this plays a critical role in application and performance. Products can be assessed according to quality and cost.
Quality covers various aspects such as statistical process control (SPC), QCC/TQM, engineering change order(ECO), component waives control principles as well as quality control evaluations.
The price of a product plays a critical role in decision making. Cost should be analyzed with integral quotation and constant cost reduction. While integral quotation focuses on the full price without any hidden charges, constant cost reduction covers discounts.
As to PCB capabilities, it is important to assess their certificates as this represents their real capabilities. Certificates usually have regulations which all PCB manufacturers have to adhere to. You also need to check is the technology they use is in line with your needs.
Make sure the equipment the PCB house uses to work is up-to-date. Component sourcing is another very important thing which can influence the quality of your PCB boards indirectly.
The service offered by the PCB manufacturers can be evaluated by the lead time that is, how long it takes to deliver a service. Responsiveness is another area that should be considered when assessing service. This basically refers to how a company treats customers’ needs in terms of providing customers with solutions very quickly.
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