It takes the help of many services to reach the distribution goals of a new product. And while the technical engineers and computer programmers are always in the limelight when it comes to the development of new technology, it is often the basic and bulk development of small patch printed circuit Board (PCB) assembly groups that are the basis of the most complicated products. In fact, prototype PCB services are required for the development of many products. The initial development and testing stages are integral to product development, and none of this development can occur if PCB manufacturing companies do not provide the necessary prototypes.
Printed circuit board assembly pieces are available in a number of standard sizes, but as developers work to create new products, often products that are increasingly smaller in size, they typically neat custom sizes. PCB assembly services, in fact, are the basis any product that involves any kind of technology. For instance, any television remote, cell phone, kitchen appliance, garage door opener, or any other kind of remote requires the use of a circuit board. At the beginning of any project, for instance, board designers use computer-aided design systems and specialized software to layout circuit patterns on the board. With spaces between electrical conducting paths often as small as 0.04 inches, 1.0 mm, or smaller the work needs to be very exact.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the use of circuit board assembly prototypes in industries across the country:
- $44 billion was the revenue of circuit board and electronic component manufacturing industry in the U.S. in the year 2014.
- The total number of layers that can be manufactured can exceed over 42 layers, but the most common multilayer boards are four, six, eight, or 10 layers. No matter how many layers, these types of boards are used to create extremely complex electronic circuits.
- Through-hole technology and surface mount technology are the two methods used to connect the circuits on each side of a double sided circuit board.
- 70% of all surface assembly quality issues, without consideration of PCB design or quality of components and printed boards, are caused by printing technique problems.