PCB Assembly/ Turnkey PCBA Service

PCB Assembly/ Turnkey PCBA Service

Makerfabs provides quick turnkey PCBA service for makers& startups to create the first PCBA prototyping board to the mass production, including the PCB/ Components Sourcing/ Soldering/ Programming/ Testing and end shipping. Our responsive team will offer you PCB assembly services with a range of process control, refined and strict PCB assembly workflow, and quality commitment. With this one-stop service, you do not need to suffer from these very detailed work such as soldering the prototyping board and thus can concentrate on creating and designing.

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How to use Makerfabs PCBA Service:

Makerfabs PCBA Service Process
1. Send your request to service@makerfabs.com for a quotation. For PCB Assembly work, please send us:
● PCB Gerber Files, and the quantity you need and related specs such as color/ pads finish/ layers, etc.
● BOM Files, some reference links, or Digikey/ Farnell parts number would be helpful for our quotation.
● Files for the soldering such as parts mapping for the pick-n-place machine, or a simple mapping for hand soldering.
● Programming/ Testing method, Makerfabs will help to test all the PCBA boards to ensure you 100% pass.
● Other files that you want us to know to avoid mistakes in the PCBA production.

2. Makerfabs Quotes: Makerfabs project manager will make your quotation in 24 hours.
3. Order confirmation and payment: Customers checking on the quotation and confirmation, and negotiation if needed, then pay to Makerfabs.
4. PCBA in Production: Makerfabs works on the project and your project in the production process. Contact your project anytime if you want to know the PCBA manufacturing progress.
5. Shipping, customer’s checking, and projects closed if all OK. Customer comments and feedback on the quality and further solution for better quality/ service.

Makerfabs PCBA Manufacturing Capabilities:

1. Lead Time:

12 working days normally for PCBA prototyping around and 15 working days for small batch production. The detailed lead time depends on many factors such as the components sourcing difficulty/ testing time, so the final lead time many altered for each project.

Makerfabs will keep the customer in touch in the whole process of PCBA production, or customers can check with your project manager anytime.

2. Parts Sourcing/ Components Sourcing:

Makerfabs help sourcing/ purchasing components with your detailed part list. We will prepare the components from official authorized distributors or international distributors such as Mouser/ Digikey. You can also specify the vendors you like so we can help to purchase them directly.

Some Notes about the Parts:
  • 1. Makerfabs may use substitute brands for the resistors/ capacitors/ connectors and some other commonly used components. These components are tested and popularly used in the Shenzhen market, they may reduce your cost largely. We will remark this in the PCBA quotation parts sheet with Y or N, which means the original brand as your list, or not. If you have special requirements for this, please let us know.
  • 2. For the components we can’t source, or if you can get them at a lower price, you can also send us the components. If you send them from other countries than China, please note the Shipping Tips.

3. PCB Assembly and Price:

Projects will be soldered manually or by pick-n-place machines, depends on the project's quantity and soldering difficulty. Basically, for PCBA prototyping board<10 pcs, it will be soldered by hand, while by machine with higher quantity. The price would be 0.03$ for each pad, both for SMD pads or THT pads. Note that a PCB stencil would be needed for SMD soldering, even for hand soldering.
Makerfabs will quote the project as below:
Makerfabs PCBA Quotation
1. PCB Cost and Stencil: PCB cost depends on quantity/ size/ specs, same as PCB prototyping, and stencil for SMD pads soldering. Makerfabs will preserve the PCB stencil for 3 months for customer re-production;
2. Assembly Cost: Based on soldering difficulty and quantity;
3. Engineer Starting Fee: If some testing needed, the testing fee will be list here, based on the testing time, 0.1$/minute;
4. Components: Customer can check the detailed quotation for each component in the quotation parts sheet;
5. Shipping Fee: Makerfabs provide direct Shenzhen DHL, with 2~3 days to North America and 3~4 days to other places all the world.

All the detailed quotation will be prepared for the customer before your final decision. As the components, we can solder the most commonly used package such as 0201/ 0402/ 0603/ QFP/ QFN/ BGA/ THT. If any other special requirement, pls feel free to contact your project manager or send an email to service@makerfabs.com for help.

4. Quality Control:

With more than 5 Years' experience in PCBA production, Makerfabs treat the quality the most important factor in our business, the testing includes:
1. Industry-level PCB, all E-tested;
2. Official components from distributors or Mouser/ Digikey/ Farnell, etc.
3. Prototyping sample before the mass production for customer confirmation;
4. 100% visual inspection: For quantity >100 pcs, AOI inspection, according to IPC-A-610E and GB2828 sampling standard;
5. Functional testing includes programming(customer provide testing method).

5. Quality Assurance:

Makerfabs cherish every relationship with customers and serve every customer by heart. But the PCB assembly is a work that always comes up with errors, especially for the PCBA prototyping and small batch production, we admit that there some mistakes that may happen in the production process. Makerfabs 100% responsible for the mistakes/ faults in the production. If there are indeed some problems in our production that lead to your loss, you can directly contact your project manager or service@makerfabs.com to request re-production or even refunded.

Makerfabs would be glad to hear your suggestions/ complaints if not satisfied, and your recommendations to your friends with your satisfaction. As a team composed mainly of engineers, we are good at this kind of works in PCB assembly/ hardware engineering, but poor on marketing, so it would be appreciated if you can share your experience with your friends or blog/ social media, such as Youtube/ Twitter/ Facebook, etc.

6. Security

Makerfabs promises not to disclose any of your design files, your related designs are safe in Makerfabs. NDA files can be assigned to ensure the safety of your original design.

7. Makerfabs Workshop

Makerfabs standard PCB/ PCBA workshop:

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