A printed circuit board(PCB) is a non-conductive substrate sheet made of plastic or fiber glass with resin composites. It has printed or carved copper tracks which connect the different components and electronic parts to build a circuit. PCBs provide physical support to circuit components. They can have conductors in one or both sides. Some devices utilize multilayer PCBs.
Printed circuit boards are smaller compared to other circuit types. They help reduce the usage of wires which, in turn, helps increase the strength and durability of the final circuit as well as improve its overall appearance.
Components of PCBs are mounted either through SMT (surface-mount technology) or through-hole technique. In SMT, the components are placed directly on the PCB surface. In through-hole mounting, components are mounted on drilled holes of a printed circuit board. Through-hole mounting is an older technology that continues to exist in spite of the emergence of SMT. Its reliability and stability makes it the technology of choice for devices and equipment that are exposed to more hazardous environment.
PCB designs and fabrication have evolved over the years. The circuit board has shrunk significantly with the emergence of integrated circuits. Rigid circuit boards have been replaced by flexible boards or a combination of both.
Printed circuit boards are used in most electronic devices that people use on a daily basis. You’ll find a PCB in consumer products such as televisions, personal computers, cellular phones, music players, and battery-operated toys. The development of multilayer circuit boards offers plenty of flexibility and space saving that has been beneficial in the design and production of aerospace equipment, weapons, telecommunication, medical equipment, defense systems, and computer products.
For high volume manufacturers, the use of printed circuit boards offers several advantages:
- Economical for mass production
The intricate process of designing a printed circuit board requires expertise, keen attention to details, and a lot of research and development work. PCB Assembly is commonly outsourced to contractors with proven track record in the design and fabrication of printed circuit boards.
Imagineering Inc. has been serving the requirements of successful electronic companies in its more than 18 years of operations.
We understand your need for fast turnaround time, hassle-free production, quality assurance, timely delivery, and competitive pricing. Hence, we leave no stones unturned to ensure that your orders are completed within production schedule and fabricated using the most modern and efficient manufacturing facilities in the world. Our strict quality control over the entire fabrication process enables us to come through with our commitments to ourcustomers.
Our offshore manufacturing facilities are ISO-9000, ISO-9002, ISO-14000, and UL94V-0 certified. These credentials assure our customers of the highest quality, safety, and efficiency that goes into the fabrication and assembly of a printed circuit board. Our offshore manufacturing partners allow us to serve the more complex designs and requirements of our clients. Top of the line machines and modern technology enables us to accommodate complex and intricate projects and ideas.
Regardless of your production volume, we can help you save money by having your orders fabricated offshore:
We will help you cut production costs at whatever volume. You cansave even more when you go on mass production. We have proven time and again our capacity to deliver and our efficiency in managing the entire process of design, fabrication,assembly, and electronic testing.
pcbnet.com offers design services, parts procurement, DFM support, same day prototype creation, and PCB production. We accept fabrication with special materials such as metal, multilayer, flex, or rigid printed circuit boards.Imagineering Inc. regularly handles full turnkey production consisting of PCB fabrication, parts procurement, and assembly.
We accept consignment arrangement where clients supply all components while we do the assembly.Whatever arrangements you may have in mind, you can be sure of the highest quality of service, competitive pricing, confidentiality, and professionalism.
Our efficient and no-nonsense customer service allows us to offer instant online quotes for full turn-key manufacturing and PCB fabrication at pcbnet.com. This unique and groundbreaking service helps our clients make fast and informed decisions.
If you want us to serve you further and if you need more information about a potential project, we will be pleased to review your bill of materials (BOM), assembly drawing or Gerber data in 274X format, pick-and-place dataor centroid, PCB (if supplied by other contractors), and sample, if any.