Find out more about PCB design, manufacturing, pricing and administration in our frequently asked questions. Contract Assembly - Quote
- What information I need to give you so that you can quote my PCB assembly requirement?
You need to provide us with:
• PCB design files e.g. gerbers, NC drill data, technical specification etc.
• BOM (Bill of Material) – Please include manufacturer's name and manufacturer's part numbers
• Assembly drawings or picture of already assembled boards, if any.
• Detail about any special assembly requirements
• List of components, if you are going to supply
- How long does a PCB assembly quote take to prepare?
2 working days, provided there is no query from our component procurement and PCB assembly team.
If we have query regarding your part or its availability or if we have any other assembly related doubts, we may take extra time to quote. In any case, we will be in touch with you throughout the quote process.
- What should I include in a BOM (Bill of Material)?
Any BOM should, ideally, have the following information:
• Reference designators
• Part names
• Manufacturer’s name and part number
• Vendor name (e.g. Digikey, Mouser, element14 etc.)
• Vendor part number
• Part Quantity
• Any other information
- Why do you need the silk screen gerber layer for assembly?
The silkscreen layer normally includes POLARITY information and reference designators for parts. From diodes and polarized capacitors to QFNs and BGAs, orientation is critical. If your CAD system is 'weak' in calling out the rotation, then the visible information contained in the silk is our best check.
You may also provide part locations in other formats like pdf file, assembly drawings or picture files. However, actual silk screen layer in gerber is always preferable.