Electronics are all around us, from home appliances to communication and transport. At the core of electronics are printed circuit boards, also known as PCB. These characteristic green circuit boards possess no functionality until the correct electronic components are mounted on them. MyProto’s domain of expertise is the assembly process, where the correct electronic components are mounted on the PCB.
At myProto, we provide both the necessary skills as well as high-end machinery to assemble functional electronic circuit boards. We also perform a PCB file check, along with our PCB partners, on the design data in order to identify and correct any potential errors before the manufacturing process begins. That way, we cut down manufacturing costs and eliminate unforeseen expenses.
Our electronic circuit board assembly process consists of seven phases, combining automated and manual assembly.
During the first phase, small apertures in the stencil will allow the solder paste to be carefully and precisely applied on the targeted areas. The machine then spreads the paste evenly across the stencil.
The boards now move to our pick-and-place machine. The machine attaches all surface mount components (SMD) to the board, eliminating any potential errors that could appear with manual mounting.
At this point, the boards move through a large reflow oven, heated to around 360° degrees. This will cause the solder to melt. Afterwards, the board is gradually cooled in order to properly allow the solder to harden, after which the SMDs are permanently and properly connected to the PCB.
After the previous three steps, which have been mostly automated, it is time to perform a quality control and check for potential errors. We implement manual checks, automatic optical inspection and x-ray inspection, depending on the volume and specifications. This quality check is followed by a test of the electronic circuit board connections.
Depending on the design data, boards may include through-hole (PTH) components, which are different from the usual SMDs. Mounting such PTH components requires specialized techniques such as manual soldering or wave soldering. Such methods are implemented during this phase.
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Our mother company DVC has more than three decades’ worth of experience in the electronics assembly sector. As such, we are able to guarantee the highest level of quality, customer satisfaction and return on investment. Want to know more about our company? Check us out via this link.