Finding The Best PCB Design Services Partner
In-house engineering is paramount for PCB design services. They need to have an eye on your design but are also looking at it from a production standpoint. Is it manufacturable? Can they make small adjustments to the design, but not function, to assist with manufacturability? Look for a design services partner that also has assembly and manufacturing on-site. Here are some things to look for:
Perhaps the most important thing to look for in a PCB design services partner is a company that has ISO, governmental, and militar
y certifications to show off. ISO, AS9100 and ITAR compliance indicates you are working with someone with a true commitment to excellence that will protect the quality of your product. A company without these certifications may not maintain the standards and requirements of the certifying organizations.
Can They Handle Any UL/Certifications?
An ECM that handles your PCB design services and beyond must be familiar with the UL certification process. UL certified means the product has been certified to meet the standards of Underwriters Laboratories, a private safety organization funded by manufacturers, insurers, and other organizations. It is the only way to show that your product meets the standards of today's marketplace. In addition, if your products are to be sold overseas, you will need a partner that can get you the letters CE on your product. This shows it meets the health, safety, and environmental standards to be sold in the European Union.
Assembly and Low Volume Runs
Once your PCB design services are complete, you should count on your PCB Design Services Partner to be able to oversee the manufacture of your PCB assembly. Are they able to complete low volume runs? Your manufacturing partner should be willing to manufacture any number of printed circuit boards you need. It is the process that should matter, not the size.
Do They Provide Turnkey Services?
Sometimes you just need the convenience of a one-stop-shop. A PCB design services partner that provides turnkey service might be the perfect fit for your latest project. It means your ECM will take care of the entire process, including preparation of PCBs, obtaining components, continuous quality monitoring, and final assembly.
Can They Also Ship it to Your Customers?
Shipping should not be overlooked when choosing an electronic contract manufacturer. Let a manufacturing partner free up your time by handling the packing and shipping of your printed circuit boards right to your customers. Working with a company that can get your PCBs where they need to be when they need to be there and in top condition will give you peace of mind.
The Bottom Line
You need a PCB Design Services Partner that can tackle more than just design. A single electronic manufacturing service will know your build from start to finish. Let Levison Enterprises help. We have the experience to tackle your design AND provide turnkey electronic assembly. Plus, our ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications tell you we have the highest possible commitment to quality. Contact Levison Enterprises today to see how we can assist you on your next PCB project.