An Overview of Different Types of PCB Assembly Services Offered by Twisted Traces

Types of PCB Assembly
An Overview of Different Types of PCB Assembly Services Offered by Twisted Traces

Today, most electronic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) focus on improving their time-to-market capabilities, without compromising on the quality. Although electronic circuits may appear simple, their designs are getting complex. Most of these smart electronic devices, which optimally utilize the internet, are being driven by printed circuit boards. With the increasing complexity of designs, the printed circuit board assembly is becoming a challenging task. Time to market and quality - both can only be achieved when OEM partners with a trusted and experienced printed circuit board assembly services like Twisted Traces. How the company does helps its clients achieve quality and time-to-market capabilities through its various PCB assembly services?

Know About the Different Types of PCB Assembly Services Provided by Twisted Traces 

Twisted Traces specializes in the following types of PCB assembly services.

  • Kitted Assembly Services: In this type of service, the client has to supply all the electronic components including the bare printed circuit board required for the assembly. The boards are assembled at the company’s facility. The company also assures quick turn PCB assemblies in less than 24 hours. There is no minimum order quantity in this type of service. The client is responsible for the quality components, and reserves the right to make choices regarding the components.
  • Partially Kitted Assembly Service: In this type of service, a few parts are provided by the client, and the remaining are sourced by the team at Twisted Traces. On receipt of the parts, the boards are assembled at the company’s facility at Illinois.
  • Turnkey Assembly Services: In most cases, the clients approach the company for their turnkey assembly services. They only provide the design files such as Gerber RS-274X, along with the Bill of Materials (BOM), whereas entire electronic component sourcing is performed by the team. In short, Twisted Traces will purchase the bare boards, electronic components, and stencils required to build a functional printed circuit board.
  • Lead-free PCB Assemblies: As the name suggests, these PCB assemblies are designed completely lead-free, and they comply with the RoHS standards. As a part of this type of PCB assembly, Twisted Traces provides lead-free board assembly, wave soldering, rework, and so on.

Highlights of Twisted Traces PCB Assembly Capabilities

After knowing the different types of PCB assembly services, it is important to know how Twisted Traces helps its clients to achieve their goals. The following points will help you understand it better.
  • Types of PCB Assembly Services Provided: The company provides various types of printed circuit boards including rigid, rigid-flex, and flex printed circuit boards. The components are placed on the bare circuit boards through any of the following methods:
    • Surface Mount (SMT)
    • Thru-Hole
    • Mixed Technology – Thru-hole/SMT
    • Double or single-sided placement
  • Component Types Provided: The company regularly work on components such as Passive Down to 01005 sizes, ball grid arrays (BGAs), Quad Flat Package No-Lead (QFN), Quad Flat Package (QFP), and Small Chip Package (Pitch of 0.22mm).

How a Typical PCB Assembly Process Proceeds at Twisted Traces?

This is how the PCB assembly proceeds at Twisted Traces.

  • The team receives your order and verifies the files and other order details.
  • Order for the printed circuit board and board level components is placed.
  • The SMT paste stencil is ordered if necessary.
  • The machines are programmed from the Centroid file and BOM.
  • Materials that are received from the partners are audited by the team before the start of the assembly process.
  • If all the materials are provided by the client or the partners before noon, the assembly process starts on the same day. If it is received in late noon, the assembly process will begin on the next day.

After this, the actual PCB assembly process starts with an SMT solder paste screening followed by machine placement, reflow soldering, wave soldering, manual soldering, and final inspection. Twisted Traces has been serving clients across industries for several years now. You can get in touch with them to understand the benefits of different types of PCB assembly services discussed here.


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