High Volume PCB Assembly

  • Quick turnaround time
  • 10 years’ experience
  • High-quality PCB assembly
  • No minimum order requirement

NPI to High Volume Production

With a robust NPI (New Product Introduction) system, Venture can ensure that your new product is closely monitored from the RFQ stage through to the shipment of the finished PCBA.

Throughout the NPI process we have access to your high volume PCB assembly orders for DFM and DFT, engineering can evaluate better solution for customers.with NPI process a team of knowledgeable and skilled professionals and the facilities of advanced machinery to better deliver volume PCB assembly.

1-NPI to High Volume Production
2-How to ensure quality in high volume PCB assembly

How to ensure quality in high volume PCB assembly?

In order to maximise the quality of your product, we carry out extensive testing on all PCBs.
●Design for manufacturability (DFM) testing to ensure that your design is fully suitable for manufacture
●AOI and AXI testing and shipping of each board before it is used for packaging
● Customised functional testing as required
Our experienced and skilled test specialists work hard to ensure that every board we ship to you,

How to Evaluate A high valume PCB Assembler?

The first principle in evaluating a Supplier is to check their product profile, which can be extended to three areas:
●Products: high quality,with varieties of industries,competitive price ;
●Capabilities: Certificates(ISO9001:2008, UL, RoHS, etc. standards),Technology;
●Equipment:SMT pick and place machine,X-ray inspector. Generally, X-ray inspection equipment,AOI (Automated Optical Inspection),ICT equipment (Agilent 3070, GenRad, TR5000);
●Good Component sourcing
●Service:shorter lead time;quiker responsiveness

3-How to Evaluate A high valume PCB Assembler

Being an entire turnkey printed circuit board solution, Venture is in a perfect place suited for mass high volume PCB assembly requests.

We are capable of high volume PCB assembly manufacturing of up to 1 Cr through the following:

  • state-of-the-art equipment
  • large facility
  • extensive variety of very qualified specialists

 

Your Leading High Volume PCB Assembly Supplier in China

Are you looking for a high volume PCB assembly for your business? Venture is the right place. We have the ability of high volume PCB assembly through our complete turnkey solution.

That’s why Venture is the place that ideally suited for bulk PCB assembly orders.

Through 10 years of experience and a high level of efficiency with printed circuit board assembly and manufacture, Venture becomes the perfect source for large order PCB assembly on a budget.

Compared to our competitors, Venture offers large printed circuit board orders at surprisingly competitive prices.

Venture high volume PCB assembly process starts with a practiced and tested set of workflow guidelines. From pre-order PCB design to component procurement, fabrication, testing, assembly, inspection, shipping, and packaging. It all under our highly-skilled production staff.

Regardless of what number of boards you order, you will appreciate quick service, low costs, and amazingly high quality.

Whether you are a product designer, electrical engineer, system integrator or maker seeking for high volume PCB fabrication and assembly or high volume PCB manufacturing and assembly, low-cost high volume PCB house, electronic assembly services, Venture PCB assembly team will be your perfect high volume PCB assembly house in China.

With our excellent after-sale service, 24 sales, and tech support team, 2 hours rapid response services, we will be your best high volume PCB assembly manufacturer in China.

Contact us directly!

 

High Volume PCB Assembly: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

High-Volume-PCB-Assembly-The-Ultimate-FAQ-Guide

This guide covers all the vital aspects of high volume PCB assembly.

So, before starting your next PCB assembly project, read this guide.

What is High Volume PCB Assembly?

High volume PCB assembly is an assembly process where you will assemble 10,000 PCBs or more within a particular period.

The main processes that you will use to assemble PCBs in high volumes are design for manufacturing and design for testing.

What are the Advantages of Using High Volume PCB Assembly?

PCB assembly process

PCB assembly process

High volume PCB assembly will offer you numerous industrial and personal benefits considering the application.

It is the reason why electronic original equipment manufacturers prefer to use it in most of their applications.

Here are the main benefits that will come with using high volume printed circuit bird assembly.

Swift Designing and Prototyping Process

Since you will produce or manufacture the printed circuit boards in bulk, you will have to assemble them uniformly.

You will save a lot of time just by creating one design and one prototype that will work for every PCB.

Short Production Cycle

You will also save on time in the production process of the numerous PCBs since the production process is fully automatic.

It all begins from the designing and prototyping stage which you will conduct with the help of software and machines.

Production Uniformity

You will also have a very uniform production process as most of the details are predetermined before they are implemented.

As soon as the production begins, all the production specifications will follow uniform specifications in all the printed circuit boards.

Consistency in Quality

Since you will be producing all the PCBs under similar specifications, you will automatically have consistent quality throughout the production.

In other words, you should rest easy knowing that you will have consistency in all the printed circuit boards.

Cost Efficiency

This is the most cost convenient mode of producing printed circuit boards as you do everything in great uniformity.

Here, you will purchase all the materials in bulk and also produce them using similar machines within a short period.

Increases Market to Time Capabilities

You will produce a lot of printed circuit boards within a very short time thus providing you with a market advantage.

In other words, you will have steady supply of printed circuit boards that are on demand thus having market advantage.

Do You Have Lead-Free High-Volume PCB Assembly?

Yes, we are conscious about the health of the users as well as the health of the environment.

We know the harmful or negative effects that lead emissions may have on the users and on the environment.

It is the reason why we eliminate lead materials from our production materials.

It will go a very long way to secure health of the people and eliminate environmental pollution.

What are the Testing Protocols for High Volume PCB Assembly?

As soon as you complete the production process of the printed circuit boards, you must ensure they work well.

There are test protocols in place that will assist in ensuring that the high-volume PCBs are in perfect working condition.

Here are the main test protocols that you can perform on the high-volume printed circuit boards.

Through hole PCB assembly

 Through hole PCB assembly

Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI)

You will use the automatic optical inspection (AOI) tool in high volume PCB assembly to accurately and efficiently detect production errors.

It has cameras and image processing software that will identify the assembly errors and relay the information for further action.

It is the best tool that you will use for error detection better than visual inspection.

Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)

As soon as you complete printing using the solder paste printer, you will have to pass it through the solder paste inspector.

The SPI machine has a camera and communication system equipment that will check every detail on solder paste.

It will compare these details to the Gerber files and report any form of inconsistency.

In Circuit Testing (ICT)

In circuit testing is the most meticulous testing method that you can use to check the quality and integrity of the PCBs.

Here, you will have to take personal initiatives and use the in-circuit testing software to check the quality of the PCBs.

You will use the machines to detect errors in the PCB for rectification.

Functional Circuit Testing

Here, you will use computers that have test pins or test probes that will test the functional integrity of the PCB.

You will tell if the board passes or fails the test just by comparing your results with the design specifications.

X-Ray Inspection

You will use X-ray inspection to detect soldering problems on the PCB that are not visible to human eyes.

Here, you will not have to cut through the board to look at the quality of soldering on the printed circuit board.

You will use the X-ray inspection protocol to detect errors in both components and soldering on the board.

Do You Have Custom High Volume PCB Assembly?

Yes, we do have custom high volume printed circuit board assembly.

You can order for the most unique type of printed circuit board and we will produce it according to your needs.

We will check your design, create a prototype, and then test how good it works.

As soon as we confirm that it works well according to design details, we will proceed with the production process.

How Does Low Volume PCB Assembly Compare to High Volume PCB Assembly?

Low volume PCB assembly

 Low volume PCB assembly

On the scale of production, you can opt for the high-volume PCB assembly or low volume PCB assembly.

High volume PCB assembly is the process where you will assemble printed circuit boards at volumes of 10,000 and above.

It is large-scale production or assembly system that will produce the PCBs in large volumes in a shirt time.

On the other hand, you can opt for low volume PCB assembly which produces or assembles PCBs on a low scale.

In other words, you will produce printed circuit boards at very low quantities of 250 and below.

The assembly process will remain the same in both high volume and low volume PCB assembly.

Apart from that, you will use similar inspection techniques in both high volume and low volume PCB assembly.

What are the Main Capabilities in High Volume PCB Assembly?

Well, when you are looking for a good high volume PCB assembler, there are special capabilities.

Implying that, they must have particular resources that you will use in the process of PCB assembly.

Here are the main capabilities that you must have on the high-volume PCB assembly.

Manufacturing Capability

It is important to have a manufacturer who can use both surface mount technology and through hole technology.

You must get a manufacturer who has enough knowledge and experience in both surface mount technology and through hole technology.

Quick Turnaround Time

You should also have a manufacturer who will produce high volumes of PCBs within a very short period.

In other words, you do not have to wait for a longer period to get the printed circuit boards you order.

Soldering Capabilities

In this case, the main point that you have to pay close attention to is the capability of both manual and machine soldering.

Your manufacturer should be in a position to perform both hand soldering and also machine soldering.

Quality Compliant

You should also know that the quality of the printed circuit boards is of great priority in terms of durability and safety.

Here, your manufacturer must have knowledge of reading the bill of materials and determine the right quality products.

Testing Methodologies

You must also go for the manufacturer who has all the testing machines and knowledge of the printed circuit boards.

In other words, after production, your supplier must test all the printed circuit boards accordingly before supplying the PCBs.

What are the Applications of High-Volume PCB Assembly?

You will apply high volume PCB assembly in production of different appliances in bulk at a high rate.

In case you are looking to enter the market of PCB production, you must have knowledge on high volume PCB assembly.

Here are some of the industries where you will need high volume PCB assembly.

  • Communication Industry to produce communication equipment in bulk
  • Military or Defense Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Aviation Industry

You will use high volume PCB assembly in industries where high-volume production, consistency, and uniformity is important.

How Much Does the High-Volume PCB Assembly Cost?

Well, the cost of producing printed circuit boards at high volumes is quite affordable.

Here, you will apply economies of scale in the production process thus reducing the cost of producing PCBs.

In addition to that, the other factors that affect cost such as quality and size will also play a major role.

You will spend more on high quality and bigger printed circuit board materials thus increasing the cost of production.

Generally, the amount of money you will spend is generally dependent on the design specifications of your PCB.

How Safe is the High-Volume PCB Assembly Process?

Well, most of the production processes of high-volume PCBs are highly automatic.

In other words, there is very little human involvement except in designing and programming of the machine.

Apart from that, we eliminate any of the materials that will pause harm to the environment and the users.

This makes the high-volume PCB assembly one of the safest modes of producing printed circuit boards.

Do You Offer Both THT and SMT in High Volume PCB Assembly?

Yes, we have both through hole technology and surface mount technology for printed circuit board assembly.

These are the main manufacturing methods that we use in producing the printed circuit boards in high quality.

You will choose among these manufacturing modes depending on the design and application specifications.

Figure 4 SMT

 SMT

Are there Turnkey Assembly for High Volume PCB Assembly?

Absolutely, our production system is capable of handling turnkey assembly of PCBs in very high volumes.

You will find products that are ready for you to buy in very high volumes thus fitting your production needs.

Here, we will be responsible for every production aspect from designing, inspection, prototyping, and assembly.

What is the Turnaround Time for High Volume PCB Assembly?

You should rest easy knowing that your production specifications will be met according to plan.

This includes all the production specifications for time and you will meet all your market demands accordingly.

What are the Quality Certifications for High-Volume PCB Assembly?

As much as we produce the printed circuit boards in high volumes, we also ensure that the quality is consistent.

Implying that, you will get the highest quality of the printed circuit boards in high quantities at affordable prices.

Our quality matches and exceeds the international quality standards which are:

  • IPC Quality Standards such as IPC-WHMA-A-610 and IPC-CC-830B Compliant
  • ANSI/ AHRI Quality Standards such as ANSI/J-STD-001 standards – Class II and Class III only
  • SBA Quality Certifications
  • RoHS Quality Certifications
  • UL Quality Standards
  • CE Quality Standards

How Do You Perform the High-Volume PCB Assembly Services?

Well, you an perform high volume PCB assembly through surface mount technology or through hole technology.

Surface mount technology is the new mode of high-volume PCB assembly thus the one you will learn about.

Here is a step-by-step process that you can follow to successfully assemble PCBs in high volumes.

Step One: Preparation Stage

First, you must be ready with all the materials that you will need for the assembly process of the PCB.

Here, you will need the PCB stackup, solder masking materials, components, as well asl the production machines.

Some of the machine that you will need in this case are stencil printers, placement machines, and reflow ovens.

With that in place, you will refer to your PCB design and check if you have everything you need in place.

You can also refer to the bill of materials to make sure that all the products you need are all in place.

As soon as you have all the materials in place, you will arrange them accordingly and start the machines.

You must make sure that you program the machines you will be using by looking at the CAD or Gerber data.

Step Two: Solder Paste Printing

You will proceed with the high-volume assembly process by printing the solder paste on the PCB stackup.

You will use squeegees and stencils to help in the solder printing process or you can opt for jet printing.

After completing the whole process, you must inspect it using the solder paste inspections (SPI) process.

Step Three: Component Placement

Here, you will move the PCB stackup with solder paste on to the next machine which will pick and place PCB components.

The process moves ate very high speeds since the computer controls everything in accordance to the design.

As soon as that is complete, you will proceed to the inspection phase where you will inspect all the components.

Here, you will use automatic optical inspection, and first article inspection to detect the presence of errors on the PCBs.

Step Four: Reflow Soldering

After that, the PCBs will move to the reflow soldering machine where all electrical solder connections form.

The best mode of reflow soldering is heating the PCB at appropriate temperatures that will connect the electrical connections.

You will complete the process by performing the post reflow automatic optical inspection to detect errors.

You have to remember that the whole process happens very fast thus producing the PCBs at high volumes.

What Does the High-Volume PCB Assembly Pre-Order Checklist Consist Of?

Well, in case you need custom PCBs, you must provide us with the right manufacturing details.

To avoid unnecessary delays, you must provide your manufacturer with the right PCB details.

Here are the details that you provide the manufacturer when you need custom PCBs.

  • Number of layers or layer count
  • Minimum Annular Ring
  • Dimensions and thickness of the board
  • Weight and thickness of copper
  • Minimum Spacing and Tracing
  • Minimum hole sizes (if any)
  • Color of the Silkscreen Legend
  • Surface Finish
  • Drill Files

How Do You Create a Bill of Materials for High-Volume PCB Assembly?

You will begin the writing process of the bill of materials by ensuring that you have the right materials.

Figure 5 BOM

BOM

In other words, you must have all the information about the materials you need in place,

Here are some of the questions you need to ask in preparation of the writing process.

  • What do you intend to build?
  • How are you going to manage the bill of materials?
  • Who will use the bill of materials?
  • Which information will you have on the bill of materials?
  • How will you organize the bill of materials?
  • Which is the most appropriate program for creating the bill of materials?

Once you have all the answers to the above questions, you can now proceed with the writing process.

Here are the steps you will follow when writing the bill of materials.

Step One: Creating the Document

You will open the program you are using to create the bill of materials and then save it with the appropriate title.

Step Two: Organizing the Document

Here you will establish user permissions and create any of the details that will help in creating and understanding the BOM.

Step Three: Filling in the Columns

After that, you will fill the columns with information on the category names at the top of the columns.

In this case, you will have titles such as name of the items, part number, and quantity among other details.

Step Four: Filling in the Rows

Here, you will fill in the blank spaces with information about the PCB in reference to the corresponding column.

You have to ensure that you have accurate information in place that you can easily update in case of anything.

Step Five: Updating the Details

Finally, you will update information on your BOM as necessary as it should be and finalize the process.

What are the Details to Include in a Bill of Materials of High-Volume PCB Assembly?

The information that you will include in the BOM will vary from one project to another.

Implying that, the information you will include is not the same in all the printed circuit board assemblies.

Here are the main forms of details that you will find in most of the bill of materials.

  • Part number of the printed circuit board.
  • Name of the Manufacturer
  • Description of the PCB in details
  • Quantity of the PCBs that you need
  • Type of Procurement
  • Flexibility Indicators
  • Alternate Parts
  • BOM Level
  • Supporting Files
  • Reference Designators
  • Package Types
  • Placement Methods
  • Comments and notes
  • Points or Footprints

What are the Most Effective Ways of Cutting Cost of High-Volume PCB Assembly?

In the production or assembly of PCBs at high volumes, you should opt for the lowest prices available.

You must, however, never compromise on the quality of the PCB when reducing the cost of assembly.

Here are some of the modes that you can explore to reduce overall cost of assembly.

  • Look for a reliable and experienced PCB assembler at a lower cost
  • You should optimize on the design schematic of the printed circuit boards
  • Prepare the most effective and complete bill of materials
  • Ensure that the sourcing of components is very clear
  • You should not forget to include tests and inspections

What are Some of the Technical Specifications of High-Volume PC Assembly?

Apart from the details on the BOM, you will also have technical specifications on the design of the PCB.

The technical specifications will dictate how the printed circuit board will work.

Here are the main technical specification details that you will include on the design.

  • Working Speed of the printed circuit boards
  • Size or dimensions of the printed circuit boards
  • Height of the components on the PCB
  • Size of the Components on the PCB
  • Placement Accuracy
  • Feeder Inputs

What are the Things to Consider When Choosing High-Volume PCB Assembly Service?

You will be looking at the manufacturing capabilities of the high-volume PC assemblers.

Here are the main factors that you have to pay close attention to.

  • Manufacturing and Service Capabilities
  • Quality Control
  • Year of experience of the manufacturer
  • Customization Capabilities
  • Turnaround Time
  • Responsiveness and flexibility
  • Delivery services

Why Is Escalating to High Volume Assembly from Prototypes Difficult?

Escalating from low-volume to high volume PCB assembly can prove to be a difficult and painful process.

Here are the main reasons why this could pose a difficult challenge.

  • You must change the design files and formats to meet the new design requirements
  • You may also lack the right type of machines that will fit the new specifications
  • You may also have to change the components that you will lace on the printed circuit boards
  • You may also have to change the whole design to fit the new specifications

How Do You Ease Transitioning from Prototypes to High Volume PCB Assembly?

Despite the difficulty, you should rest easy knowing that you can transition through this process easily.

The best way is to select the best prototyping CM that can collaborate all the details accordingly.

It will help in eliminating barriers that might cause confusion and make the process difficult.

At Venture Electronics, we will help you in all your PCB fabrication and PCB assembly process.

Contact us today for all your high volume PCB assembly needs.

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