A quick peep inside our MY600 solder jet printer, the clever technology that applies ‘solder paste’ to PCB’s in the assembly process.
Placing millions of solder paste ‘dots’ per hour, with a position resolution of 0.2 μm and acceleration of 3g (30 m/s2) !!!
Our service is suitable for UK & European customers seeking to produce SMT and complex SMT printed circuit board assemblies from 1 to 1000 units per batch.
Gemini Tec were the first UK CEM to introduce a MY600 solder jet printer, to provide its customers with fast and reliable SMT production, without the need to use stencils.
Jet printing removes the constraints of using stencils, allowing components to be placed in closer proximity and to create custom paste typography- so that a successful reflow process can be achieved for a wide range of components.
Experienced PC board assembly service made available by PC board makers
Good things about expert PC board assembly
For everybody who is making plans for working on the PC board assembly in-house at a professional level you’re shortly going to know the original investment expenditure is quite high. You will require a minimum of: one pick and place machine, one stencil printing machine and one reflow oven. It is likely you likewise want other similar equipment for inspection work and hand soldering tools. You’ll also need manpower and expertise that can expand the investment cost considerably. And then when you consider there’s very little ROI from this sort of investment you will almost instantly make a decision to outsource the PC board assembly service. In most situations contracting out the PC board assembly service to an outward firm should be less expensive.
Then there is the element of quality; an enterprise dedicated to PC board assembly services will certainly have the experience and manpower to deliver fine quality. They will also invest in their development by continually having the latest technology making sure that the consumer gets all of the benefits from the latest assembly technologies. You may find that you’ll hit a equipment related limitation doing in-house assembly if you do not up-grade the equipment regularly, to illustrate, you might end-up in a condition where you cannot reliably assembly the most current BGA package for a fresh processor.
Additionally there is the element of quality control. A reputable PC board assembly plant may also get an exceptional confirmed quality control service that you can really benefit from by not having to do the quality control in-house. Certain, you might like to do an added quality control step in-house but it is good to know at least the pcb’s are all functioning properly when they go out of the assembly line.
Cons of expert PC board assembly
One good reason you do not need to delegate the assembly of your project is to defend intellectual property. When you are working away at some mystery project or the latest concept that will reinvent something, you may want to keep that as discreet as possible so in that case you can do the PC board assembly in house.
Also, there are cases when the turnaround time of a prototype is crucial so you may not afford to wait a week for your PC board to go back from a expert assembly line. Well then it may make more sense to conduct the assembly in house.
Charges are additionally a very important reason you possibly will not prefer to pick a professional PC board assembly plant, specifically for small companies or fans. Prices for PC board assembly services have lowered noticeably in the past few years consequently this really is less of an issue today but nonetheless you’ll not see a ton of buyers sending their one off hobby projects to a PC board assembly plant.