PCB manufacturing has never been so easy. All you need is to design a layout on your favourite software, select a preferred PCB fab and send for fast build. There are plenty of cheap and quality PCB manufacturers on the internet. Most of them are located in China and they are capable of providing excellent services.
ALLPCB internet-based manufacturer is one of the leading companies that provide comprehensive services including PCB manufacturing, assembly and inspection. They claim that standard PCB (single or dual-sided) manufacturing lead-time is 24-hour. This is a significant relief for fast prototyping.
The PCB prototyping capabilities cover all common standards including 1 to 12 layers, with 4mil minimal traces and spacing. Typical base materials are CEM-1, FR-4 and Aluminum. Lots of other limitations and possibilities are listed in standard PCB manufacturing guidelines. The standard 1-2 layer PCB cost starts from $5 for 5pcs.
ALLPCB not only takes care of manufacturing a PCB prototype but also is capable of providing an assembly service. Which may take a significant relief while building a working electronics prototypes.
Why assembly is beneficial
Not long ago a PCB assembly service was an expensive feature. The main course was to manufacture a batch of PCBs and take own care of soldering and testing the designs. New process automatization and growing experience allowed PCB houses such as ALLPCB to offer cheap and quality PCB assembly services.
What does PCB assembly service mean? As it says, a PCB fab takes care of all building steps from PCB manufacturing, testing and soldering necessary components. ALLPCB takes care of supplying components from reliable sources such as Digi-key and Mouser. Starting price of $29 looks attractive keeping in mind that there are no hidden set-up, stencil, booting and tooling charges. There is no minimum quantity – you can start with a single board and end up with vast amounts. The prototype may take as little as 12 hours, and with DHL delivery, your board can be in your hands within a week.
They are capable of assembling all standard types of PCBs, including:
- Surface Mount (SMT) Assembly
- Ball-Grid-Array (BGA) Assembly
- Through-Hole Assembly
- Mixed Assembly
How to order PCB assembly form ALLPCB
Like everything else, PCB assembly ordering is online-based with instant cost estimation. All you need to provide are:
- PCB quantity
- Assembly side (single or double)
- Number of soldering points (SMD and DIP)
- Number of unique electronic components
- PCB size (height x width)
For instance, a 200 x 200 mm mixed type PCB having 100 different parts can be assembled for a minimal price of $29. Of course, you have to pay for the parts separately!
Online ordering form is convenient for price estimation and finding out the limits. Before placing an order, be sure first to put a PCB order to be associated with. You can always contact an online salesperson for more details and ways of sourcing components. They are very transparent on all processes. Finally, PCB assembly overcomes visual inspection, X-ray, and functional testing. The outcome is guaranteed to be high quality and professional grade. The assembly service can be performed n standard PCBs and on advanced boards including aluminium and flex-rigid. There is no difference if PCB is built for a hobby, small or large business, assembly service is beneficial, money and time-saving option. Read more about ALLPCB assembly capabilities.