What is PCB Assembly?


PCB assembly, also known as printed circuit board assembly or PCBA, is the process of soldering electronic components onto a bare board to make a functional electronic circuit. Mixed technology refers to PCB assemblies require the use of surface mount and through-hole components. The PCB assembly process for mixed technology assemblies can be divided into […]

Solder paste plays a crucial role in the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs). It is used to create solder joints between the electronic components and the printed circuit boards. Solder paste is typically applied to the PCBs using a SMT stencil. After the PCBs are populated typically by a pick and place machine, they […]

When hiring a PCB assembly contract manufacturer, many clients overlook the importance of providing the printed circuit board and component data in a proper way and format. Any missing information will cause delays in your order. In this article we discuss some of the most critical concepts to ensure a successful and painless experience when […]

PCB Assembly Explained


PCB Assembly is the process of building a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). That means placing the components on their designated locations and soldering them to the board. This creates both mechanical and electrical connections between the PCB and the components. There are multiple methods to do PCB assembly. Hand soldering is the most basic one. […]

PCB Assembly – SMT vs Through-Hole


What is Surface Mount technology Surface Mount Technology (SMT) refers to the now prevalent method for attaching the various components of a finished printed circuit board (PCB) to the surface of the board (e.g. anchoring the transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, sensors, and other electronic components to the board). SMT involves mounting components onto […]


PCB Assembly, also known as PCB Soldering, refers to the process of soldering electronic components to a printed circuit board (PCB).The process used to solder SMT (Surface Mount Technology) components is different than the one used to solder through-hole components. What is Soldering? Soldering is a process in which electronic components are joined to a printed […]

Printed circuit board assembly includes various aspects, components, and steps. One of the most important aspects of the final PCB product is the silkscreen. Including a silkscreen in the PCB manufacturing process is vital to identifying the component layout on a complete printed circuit board. But what is a silkscreen, and what makes it special? […]

This article is intended to be used as a guideline when placing a PCB assembly order with any electronic contract manufacturer (ECM). It identifies some of the most common mistakes made during the ordering process and it shows how to avoid them. By thoroughly referencing this document prior to placing a PCB assembly order, you […]