Choosing The Best PCB Manufacturer

As the number of electronic devices grows, the demand for printed circuit boards will continue to rise, which makes it vital to find a PCB manufacturer that can meet your demands. When your company is looking for the best PCB company for your manufacturing needs, there are several factors to keep in mind to help you make the right choice.

Here are some of the key factors to consider when you are choosing a PCB company:


Industry Experience

Working with a PCB company that has the right background and has experience in the right industry can be very important on a technical level, but also for other factors such as reliability and cost-effectiveness. There are some PCB manufacturers which are industry-specific, but there are various PCB companies that have experience in numerous public and private sectors. Essentially, you would want to find a PCB company that has previous experience and knowledge of your industry, as they can understand your needs the best.


Quality of Products

The quality of printed circuit boards can vary and not all of the circuit boards live up to the same quality standards. Different manufacturers have different rates of faulty products, so it’s important to make sure that the PCB company has good quality control processes in place. Quality control and quality assurance is crucial cross the design and prototyping processes, as small errors can be exaggerated and become costly to fix. Making sure that a company has good processes can increase their reliability and ensure the success of your project.


Price of Manufacturing

Pricing is one of the main factors for companies when choosing a PCB company, but keep in mind that price does not always correlate with quality. You tend to see more experienced PCB manufacturers charge higher rates, but the industry is very competitive so some businesses may charge more than their competitors. As such, it’s a good idea to shop around and see which PCB company matches your budget.


Speed of Production

If your company needs a fast turnaround time for printed circuit boards, then you would want to look out for PCB manufacturers that can guarantee fast delivery. Although a lot of PCB companies can deliver products within five business days, sometimes, you may need a faster turnaround time. If you need a company that can handle your demands, then it’s a good idea to check if they have good processes in place so they can reliably deliver your products on time.


Minimum Order Amount

There are different types of PCB projects and they can cover various amounts, which means that a small order for one company, can appear to be a large number of other companies. There isn’t a standard minimum order amount that applies to all companies, so it’s important to look for a company that can accommodate your needs in terms of minimum orders.


Contact Clarydon for PCB Manufacturing

Clarydon Electronic Services has a wealth of expertise in  PCB manufacturing. If you require PCB manufacturing or assembly, please get in touch with one of our PCB specialists and we would be happy to help.

Call us on 01902 606 000 or you can email us at [email protected].