Frequently Asked Questions

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Printed Circuit Board Assembly FAQ

We have compiled a list of common questions about our services. Please click each question below to see the answer. Have more? Contact us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you.
We have been providing PCB Assembly to companies in Texas for over 30 years. We offer SMT, thruhole, mixed technology, turnkey assembly, and other manufacturing services. Please click here to see a list of our available services.
We place BGAs, leadless chips, and passives as small as 01005. We also handle RoHS requirements, high-temp solder, AOI, X-Ray inspection, and more... please click here to see a list of our capabilities. If you have any specific questions about your assembly please call us at 1-281-933-9427.
We offer the following solder types:
  • Sn63 - Eutectic Tin-Lead Solder (63% tin, 37% lead)
  • SAC305 - RoHS Compliant Lead-Free Solder (96.5% tin, 0.5% copper and 3% silver)
We usually require the following, but if you're unable to provide these or you need help give us a call at 1-281-933-9427.
  • Bill of Materials (Excel or Tab / Comma Delimited)
  • Gerber Files (RS-274X)
  • Centroid / Pick and Place File / XY Coordinates

We offer both 'Labor Only' and 'Turnkey' services.

Labor Only - You supply the parts and board fabs and we solder all of the components on for you.
Turnkey - Our experienced buyers purchase components and boards based on your BOM and gerber data.

Partial turnkey services are also available.

We never make any changes to your bill of materials without your written approval. We will often suggest crosses or changes based on availability, but will never order without customer approval.
Nope, there is no minimum. We are happy to build just 1 board for you if that is what you require.
Standard turnaround time for the PCB assembly process is 3 weeks. Quick turnarounds, as fast as 48 hours, are available upon review. Lead times start once all components / boards are received. For turnkey orders, total lead times will be subject to component and bare board availability.