Why Opt For Small Batch PCB Assembly?

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In a world where nearly everything we use contains a printed circuit board, more businesses are realizing they have a need for fast PCB prototypes. In order to keep advancing in the realm of technology, companies have to constantly improve upon their products and create new ones -- and those endeavors require better PCBs. But running a full production of a brand new PCB design is risky. That's why so many organizations opt for small batch PCB assembly instead. We'll discuss the distinct advantages of low volume PCB production in today's post.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: One of the main benefits of low volume PCB manufacturing is the fact that it will ultimately reduce costs. When you use small batch PCBs as a testing method, you're able to get only what you need (rather than paying for boards you'll never use). You'll also avoid the creation of hundreds of PCBs that contain errors or features you'd like to later change. Plus, you won't have to purchase any PCB production equipment for yourself, meaning you can keep overhead and production costs low throughout the entire process. It's simply a better way to save money without cutting corners -- and that's math businesses of all kinds like to do.


  • Quick Turnaround: Another pro of low volume PCBs is that they can be manufactured and delivered quickly. Machine assembly already cuts down on production time -- many assemblers have a turnaround time of five days or less, which is 75% faster than the industry average. But small batch PCBs have an even quicker turnaround time due to the fact that there are fewer boards to produce. That means you'll be able to receive these boards more quickly, assess what changes need to be made, and create your final product on a shorter timeline.


  • Quality Products: And speaking of creating your final product -- with low volume PCBs, you'll be in a great place to develop a superior product without the stress. You'll be able to detect flaws much earlier in the process, which means you'll save time and money while reducing frustration and the possibility of poor product reviews. And because you'll be in a position to make as many changes as you need, thanks to the cost and time savings, your product will turn out better than you ever dreamed.
Small batch PCB assembly should become your preferred method for all kinds of projects. To find out how we can help you get started, please get in touch with us today.
Posted on Oct. 18, 2018 Copyright © 2018 Advanced Assembly