It is important to find a good partner when outsourcing your PCB assembly. Using low labour costs as the main driver may not always be the best option; there is more to the debate when deciding where to outsource your manufacturing work
We were approached by a local Airsoft supplier/servicer with a request to re-design a mechanical solution to help improve the range of ball-bearings. In this article, we go through the steps our mechanical engineers took to design and manufacture a solution.
Rapid prototyping is appealing to start-ups, not least because of the prospect of fast concept testing and quicker time to market. However, there are also a few drawbacks of rapid prototyping that businesses should be aware of.
We have recently purchased a new LS6090 PRO C02 Laser Cutter. This machine has a cutting area of 600mm x 900mm and can cut various woods, papers, fabrics and plastics. It can also engrave anodised and coated metals, glass, granite, slate and marble. We can now offer cutting and engraving as a service. Contact us for further information or a quotation.
We have recently received a brand new Ersa HR 550 rework station. This machine is able to desolder, place and solder all types of surface mounted devices - up to 70 x 70 mm: BGA, metallic BGA, CGA, BGA socket, QFP, PLCC, MLF and miniature components with an edge length of min. 0.2 x 0.4 mm. We are now able to offer BGA rework as a service. Contact us for further information or a quotation.
We have invested in a new Yamaha M20 pick and place machine. This pick and place machine allows us to load up to 180 unique components and can place up to 19,000 components per hour which means that we can now manufacture larger, more complex boards even faster. Visit our PCB Assembly page for more information or Contact us for a quotation.