One of the biggest challenges in being in the electronics industry is to find the right manufacturers of your printed circuit boards or PCBs. The printed circuit boards are the driving forces of electronic devices. With the proliferation of countless electronic devices, the demand for PCB manufacturing is also increasing day by day. This has made many PCB manufacturers to jump on the PCB manufacturing bandwagon to make quick money.
You cannot be overjoyed just because there are so many options before you when it comes to PCB manufacturing and PCB assembly companies. Invariably, all the China PCB companies claim that they are the best in the industry but unfortunately, not all of them live up to their promises. You cannot afford to make mistakes here because the quality of your device will depend very much on the quality of the PCBs used. Your customers will not question your PCB manufacturer if there are flaws with your device. It is your brand that will get the hit. If you do not want to ruin your brand reputation, you need to make certain that your suppliers are delivering on their promises.
When you are getting your quotes from multiple PCB manufacturing companies learn to compare the quotes. If you are going to just look at the final price tags and compare the quotes based on the final price tags, you could end up making mistakes. What you need to do instead is to focus on each component in the quotation and compare the cost. You need to find out who is offering you the best value for money and whether there is any room for negotiations with those quotes.
When we say value for money, the first indicator for value for money is the quality of the PCBs manufactured. The PCBs should be highly durable and should serve your device for the entire lifetime of the device. If you use premium supplies in building your device except for the PCB then your customers are not going to benefit from the other components. The PCB runs the device so you need to pay adequate attention to the quality of the PCB delivered to you.
The finish should be good too – the layout of the PCB should be neat. Every single PCB delivered should be clean and ready to be mounted in your device. The PCBs should be fully tested so that you do not have to worry about testing them at your end before installing in the device.
Moreover, cost per PCB should be very reasonable as per the industry standards. You should not mistake lowest prices for value for money. You would have paid the lowest prices but it would be of no use if you were going to face series of issues while installing, operating the device and so on. Instead, you need to find a manufacturer that offers reasonable prices but ensures that every single PCB delivered is of top-notch quality.