High volume PCB Assembly refers to circuit board assembly projects of 10,000 pieces or more, with DFM and DFT. Bittele Electronics Inc. is committed to providing quality high volume PCB assembly, as well as full turnkey services, backed by 15 years of experience in PCB manufacturing, parts procurement, and PCB assembly. This is achieved through a combination of tailored high-volume manufacturing processes and capabilities, competitive pricing, as well as flexible shipment plans.
Our approach to completing large volume printed circuit board assembly is founded on a commitment to the highest possible quality, based on North American operating standards and manufacturing processes. In the spirit of those high assembly standards, Bittele is fully ISO 9001 certified, and also a member of the IPC trade organization. This commitment to our printed circuit board quality also includes sourcing components only from certified vendors to maintain production quality and ensure full part traceability, and also to prevent component failure related issues. We certify our high volume PCB assembly quality through a variety of meticulous and extensive dedicated testing methods.
Test methods such as Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), In-Circuit Testing (ICT), Functional Circuit Testing (FCT), and X-Ray inspection are selected based upon a client’s request, as well as the specific requirements for each large volume assembly projects. Design for Testing (DFT) becomes very important at large volume since ICT and FCT will likely be performed using a Bed of Nails test, rather than the Flying Probe test that is common at prototype and low volume. We also provide a free sample program for large batch turnkey orders, in which we will assemble a limited run of boards for approval by our clients prior to the majority of the order being completed. These quality control methods allow us to offer a full warranty on our PCBs; in the event of any board failures that are not due to design issues, we pledge to rework or replace any defective PCBs. This is part of our NPI strategy to work with our clients to ensure the quality and viability of their printed circuit boards prior to high volume production and assembly.
We utilize a robust NPI system which ensures close monitoring of new products from the quotation stage to final shipment. Throughout this process, we assess our client’s orders for manufacturability (DFM), testability (DFT), as well as the costs and turn-time from an engineering point of view. We are committed to working with our clients to provide design recommendations, which decrease overall costs and turn-time without sacrificing final quality of their orders. This is based on a variety of assembly and manufacturing capabilities provided by our production facility for high volume printed circuit board assembly. We can accommodate both SMT and THT assembly for a range of components and packages. For SMT we provide assembly for QFN, QFP, LGA, and BGA IC packages, plus many more, down to a pitch of 0.2mm with 0201 imperial (0603 metric) being the smallest passive component size.
As part of our high volume production and assembly services, we also provide parts procurement to optimize the manufacturing process at no extra charge. This includes our free passive components program in which we will substitute passive components from our factory’s stock to further discount the cost of our large volume clients’ orders. In addition, repeat customers may also take advantage of NRE discounts to further reduce the long-term costs of production and decrease turn time as well. To further accommodate our client’s production timelines and assembly needs, we can provide blanket POs to allow for multiple delivery dates as well as payment installments. This allows clients to break up large batches of printed circuit boards and have them assembled throughout the year.
Bittele Electronics provides complete manufacturing and assembly solutions for high volume PCB production. Quality is our highest priority and we will work with our clients to create a payment plan as well as shipping timeline to ensure that quality is never compromised. If you would like to begin the quotation process, you may contact us at email@example.com to get in touch with one of our PCB specialists.