Low-Volume PCB Assembly (HMLV) Service
Offers fast low volume prototype PCB SMT and DIP assembly, fastest delivery within 24 hours, NO MOQ.
Now each day there are new startup companies setup in the electronics business industry and lots of small/medium sized companies are seeking stronger production partners and stronger competitiveness. These companies have very creative technology and products, but many of their products and projects are High Mixed, Low Volume (HMLV). Many factories are not interested in providing manufacturing service for them, because these products vary often in application, lot size and production process, orders are not easy to forecast and order value may be not high. Facilities need to have the ability to very quickly change over product requirements and convert assembly lines. Therefore a production service partner who is interested in such business and has the ability to support is very important for these companies.
 
POE has been in High Mixed/Low Volume (HMLV) business for many years. We always have high interests in this niche market and have gained rich experience to work for our clients. Many of our clients have been working with us for years and some of them work with us exclusively. We have a specialized team and production lines are equipped and optimized for make-to- order. PCB assemblies are strictly inspected and tested for quality guarantee. DFM and cost saving proposals are analyzed internally and further discussed with clients. We are happy to maximize customers’ benefits and believe only customers’ growth can help us develop better and longer.
What is the Low Volume PCB Assembly?
Not all engineers and manufacturers require thousands or tens of thousands of PCBs for their projects. It depends on the requirement. They look for low volume PCBs and PCBA. Fortunately, many assemblers provide low volume PCB assembly at a low cost. By low volume, it means it is less than 5000 PCB assemblies. It can be 25, 50, or anywhere less than five thousand. Some manufacturers also offer no minimum order, which means you can get one assembly at a minimum.
 
In low volume PCB assembly, the complete assembly of PCB, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), and Design for Testing (DFT) services are included. Moreover, some manufacturers also offer pre-production test boards in which they provide a few boards for testing. After the confirmation of the buyer, the production is started. It saves time that could waste in amendments. The assembly of PCB begins with the fabrication of PCB. Then, the required components are purchased or provided by the buyer. The components are placed on the boards, and then final testing is done.
Why Choose Low Volume PCB Assembly?
Use Small Batch PCB Assembly to Verify Your Project and Design
Before going for a large PCB assembly batch, it is important to make sure that the design is perfect. No matter how hard you try and how experienced you are, there are always chances of errors and faults. There can be any problem with the components, design, and results. Therefore, it’s better to go for a small batch and test the design and project requirements. Low volume PCB assembly is the best option to go with if you want to verify the design. You can order a few PCB assemblies and test everything on your end. After your satisfaction, you are ready to order PCB assembly in bulk.
 
Ordering a small batch PCB assembly can save you a lot of money. Errors can be identified and rectified at the right time. On the other hand, any error in a large batch can result in a huge loss. Moreover, it also wastes time. Thus, it’s necessary to get low volume PCB assembly.
POE Offers Complete Turnkey Low-Volume Electronic PCB Assembly Services
Turnkey PCB assembly service is an excellent way if you want the assembly to be perfect and delivered at the right time. The best part is that you don’t need to do anything because everything is the responsibility of the contract manufacturer.
 
In a turnkey PCB assembly service, everything is done at the end of the contract manufacturer. The manufacturer purchases the components, fabricates the PCB, assembles the components, and checks for any faults and errors. It also includes the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design for Testing (DFT) services. The contract manufacturer makes sure that everything is according to requirements. There are experts to monitor the process and steps involved from scratch to the final product. Thus, the buyer is free at his end.
 
POE offers complete turnkey low volume PCB assembly service. We can handle everything from component procurement to the final testing of the PCBA. The low volume can be less than 5000, and there is no minimum order requirement.
 
Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
There can be delays and errors in the assembly if there is anything wrong with the information or documents provided by the buyer. For instance, if there is any problem with a component of BOM, suppose it’s not available, then it can create a hindrance. There can be many problems because most engineers and designers are not familiar with the assembly process and its requirements. Thus, to make everything perfect and avoid any delay, Design for Manufacturability is preferred.
 
In DFM, the experts review every document/file provided by the buyer. They go through everything and analyze the files. If there is any problem, they get back to the buyer. They check Gerber files, Bill of Materials (BOM), circuit diagrams, and other things. DFM makes the process smooth; there won’t be any hindrance. It ensures no error and timely delivery of the PCBA. Therefore, it’s an important step.
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Manufacturing Process:PCB Assembly And Test
The manufacturing process at PE is designed to handle the intricacies and needs of low-volume PCB assembly. From the various inspection points throughout the process to the capabilities of our staff to make quick changes. So whether you are ordering a thousand boards or only a couple, we can build it. Here are the assembly processes that we use to accomplish this:
 
 
Assembly Preparation
•  Application of solder paste on SMT boards
•  Component installation with pick and place machines
•  Manual component insertion
•  Fixturing and other wave solder preparations
 
Automated Assembly
•  Surface mount assembly with solder reflow ovens
•  Thru-hole assembly with wave solder equipment
•  Mixed assembly with selective soldering machines
 
Manual Assembly
•  Hand assembly and manual soldering
•  Component changes on the board
•  Rework assembly defects.
Assembly Preparation
•  Application of solder paste on SMT boards
•  Component installation with pick and place machines
•  Manual component insertion
•  Fixturing and other wave solder preparations
 
Automated Assembly
•  Surface mount assembly with solder reflow ovens
•  Thru-hole assembly with wave solder equipment
•  Mixed assembly with selective soldering machines
 
 
Production Equipment For HMLV
 
High-Speed Modular Patch Machine
(Panasonic NPM-D3)
Universal High Precision Patch Machine
(Panasonic NPM-TT)
High-Speed High Precision Patch Machine
(YSM20)
Selective Wave Soldering
 (Germany Ersa)