john12ax7

PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:41:52 PM »
Anyone have a decent estimate for low volume pcb assembly time.  Wanted to build about 20 EQs,  deciding between diy or hiring someone.

Or if there are any low volume CMs.

Basically a rough estimate of time per pad / component or cost per pad / component would be very useful.


pucho812

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 11:38:22 PM »
You are in the l.a.  area plenty of electronics assembly houses to choose from.
I don't know if any have a moq.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

iampoor1

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 11:40:15 PM »
You are in the l.a.  area plenty of electronics assembly houses to choose from.
I don't know if any have a moq.

Setup cost is probably the dominate factor.

The cost depends on how many unique components you have, and then the number of pads. The few Chinese places I have looked at have been around 5c per pad.


john12ax7

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 12:38:09 AM »
You are in the l.a.  area plenty of electronics assembly houses to choose from.
I don't know if any have a moq.

Any in particular you could recommend?

john12ax7

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 12:41:44 AM »
The few Chinese places I have looked at have been around 5c per pad.

Thanks.  Having an actual ballpark number helps a lot.  Any idea on how much more US companies are?

JohnRoberts

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 11:57:56 AM »
you didn't mention SMD or TH technology.

In my experience the cost for SMD was based on pops (device placements) so not number of pads. I used quad resistors that AFAIK were only one pop, not 4 from individual resistors.

I have no idea about modern pricing.  I suspect NRE (non recurring engineering like programming placement machine, and loading components) to be significant for low volume runs, perhaps pushing economic decision toward hand placement.

JR 

John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
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pucho812

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 01:32:19 PM »
Any in particular you could recommend?

Sure. Look up paradigm electronics manufacturing. Not sure if that is their full name I just know they as paradigm.

Another one, would be g&j.  G&j ia used by a lot of pro audio companies and they are top notch. Last stint at a pro audio manufacture used them exclusively.  They were good...
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

john12ax7

Re: PCB Assembly Time and Cost
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 02:09:39 AM »
Thanks I will look them up.


 

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