These days in the world of business, time is everything, and before the competition, if you do not get your products to market it is pretty much a given that you will lose market share, and probably more than that. Well in the world of rapid PCB prototyping electronics this is as true as it is for the next great mobile device and getting there first can mean winning the race. PCC’s rapid prototyping services help the client with faster design cycles and production capabilities.
What is Rapid PCB Prototyping?
To develop sample circuit board assemblies rapid printed circuit board (PCB) prototyping, which can be used as the models for brand-new manufacturing products. Moreover, to implement specific ideas, test and then modify whenever needed, the prototype is required to develop and built in with maximum flexibility quickly. In most cases, depending on the complexity of the desired assembly and manufacturing objectives rapid PCB prototyping can be completed in less than a week.
How does Rapid PCB Prototyping work?
At first, place, to generate a number of PCB board prototypes, computer-aided design (CAD) software uses specific layout data as its input. Besides, fabrication of the actual PCB can begin once the most desirable circuit board material has been chosen for the project. Later, to impose the layout of circuitry on the printed circuit board material, there is either a laser system or circuit board plotter used.
However, a laser system would be a better choice for those involving RF applications or ultra-fine structures, whereas a circuit board plotter would be in use for most of the applications. Likewise, before testing printed circuit boards can be imprinted on either a single or on both sides. During testing, the conducting paths of the circuitry provide test results which indicate whether or not modifications are necessary to achieve the objectives of the PCB.
As PCBA Prototyping and NPI build are imperative to speed up “time-to-market” and successful introduction of new product, it is crucial to partner with a reliable and experienced EMS provider, who will ensure successful NPI that exactly matches the mentioned specifications.
PCC is profoundly experienced in delivering high quality, quick turn PCBA prototyping, and NPI services with a highly skilled and regularly trained by IPC certified trainers. We also provide reliable electronic prototype development services, for both turnkey and consigned prototypes. Through faster design cycles and production capabilities, PCC’s assists its client with its rapid prototyping services.
Apart from all this, PCC also offers complete end-to-end NPI service, starting with product analysis, prototyping, testing and verification against the specifications, to quality compliance and finally a seamless transition to the production phase.
Key Activities of PCC’s New Product Introduction (NPI) Service
DFM (Design for manufacturability)
- Design review
- Feedback for improvements
BOM (Bill of materials) review
- Lead-time analysis
- Availability analysis
- Input for enhancements
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)
DFT (Design for Testability)
Testing and verification
- Test strategy and test planning
- FP (Flying probe) test
- ICT(In-circuit test)
- Functional tests
- Boundary scans
- Compliance tests
PFMEA (Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)
Hence, with a right team and equipment, PCC’s Prototyping and NPI Services are highly flexible to meet any EMS need or requirement.