Assembly Fundamentals

Advanced Assembly employees in different stages of assembling a pcb

The topics below are the fundamentals of the assembly process. Each are important keys to a successful project.

PCB Quality Issues

The design of a PCB and its manufacturing quality has a direct correlation with how well the board can be assembled. Sometimes getting the least expensive price per board may end up costing more in ruined boards and reputation with customers. Read more to learn about a few items to look for when designing and purchasing boards that can adversely affect how easily the boards can be put together.

Assembly Methods


If you design your circuit board based solely on its manufacturing, it may make the assembly process more difficult and expensive. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise as there is a way to design your board that is both highly manufacturable and easily assembled. You can do this by designing your board for assembly (DFA). The first step in being able to design-for-assembly is to understand the assembly process. This article will go in depth on how a board goes from an unpopulated PCB to a final product.

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Heavy Copper PCBs

While heavy copper serves to remove heat from the components when the board is operating, it does the same while soldering the components onto the board, which can be detrimental to proper soldering. Find out how to counteract this double-edged sword. 

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