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PCB's in Volume

What is this Service?

The manufacture of PCBs in volume is a speciality of Newbury Electronics. Our UK-based facility is optimised for the manufacture of small- batch PCBs (as few as one) on lead times as short as 24 hours.

With some products it becomes apparent that it would not be economical to manufacture the PCBs in volume within our UK plant. For these instances, we offer the services of our international and overseas suppliers.

Our international manufacturing partners each have their own specialities. They focus on combinations of medium or high volumes, with delivery times of between 3 to 8 weeks. We will also consider market and product specialities; e.g. automotive, consumer, high density interconnect (HDI) or flexible circuits. We’ll take the specifics of each client into consideration and recommend the partner that best suits your requirements.

Once your product has been manufactured by Newbury Electronics, often incorporating the capabilities of our sister company PCB Train, we endeavour to manage the transfer of a project’s tooling data to any number of overseas plants. This is completed as required and at no additional tooling costs to our clients. In other words, for any particular version of a manufactured PCB, there is no additional tooling charge if the product is transferred to another approved overseas supplier.

The Value and Benefits for our Customers

Newbury Electronics can be your one single source for the whole range of your order requirements for PCBs in volume, all the way from prototypes through to high-volume production. We firmly stand by our quality promise, whether your PCBs are manufactured by us in the UK or overseas. We ensure that our clients are confident in and satisfied with the quality of the PCBs that they receive.

PCBs are generally the only custom made part in an electronic assembly and the only part for which a failure or shortfall in quality triggers a substantial spiralling in your costs. Putting right any mistakes can be very expensive for a business. Individual components may be replaced, but the failure of the PCB requires all parts to be discarded and for the whole manufacture process to begin again. This can be particularly troublesome when you’ve comissioned the manufacture of PCBs in volume. Poor quality PCBs can cause intermittent and catastrophic failures – these could be life-threatening for businesses and the people involved.

We’ve got over 60 years experience at Newbury Electronics, as we’ve seen how the lowest cost PCBs are invariably of the lowest quality. The best suppliers may be a little more expensive if you only consider the headline unit cost, but if lifetime costs are evaluated it proves that quality is worth the investment. Our clients harness our experience to ensure that they have electronic systems that are build using quality PCBs. Whether you’re looking for a single PCB or PCBs in volume, our service maintains our exceptionally high standard.

The PCB supply chain is complicated. Overseas and international suppliers each have their strengths and weaknesses. We use our skill and experience to match our client’s PCB needs, with the best combination of suppliers. When necessary, and at cost to us, we will dual source or switch suppliers to maintain or achieve delivery dates.

When purchasing direct from an overseas supplier, payment 100% in advance is often required. Consequently, if there is a problem, there is very little comeback. As a UK based company, we reduce this risk. We stand by the products we supply giving the security that you won’t get from an international supplier.



Who Uses this Service?

There are many different types of clients who choose Newbury Electronics to develop and manufacture their PCBs in volume. The world of PCB suppliers is a jungle featuring the good, the bad and the ugly. We take the risk out of sourcing your PCBs with our high-quality service and our incredible attention to detail.

Our client list is largely made up of universities, research and development laboratories, CEMs, electronic designers, OEM manufacturers, individuals, government organisations and charities. They can be from any field of industry, since electronics are all around us in the modern world.

Some clients may be start-up businesses, whilst others have been working with us for 30 years or more. Some may be long-standing and prestigious avionics manufacturers who require just a small number of high-technology PCBs, whereas others may be consumer product clients who require 10,000 plus pieces. What all of these clients have in common is their need for a reliable and robust PCB supplier who understands the problems of the PCB supply chain and knows how to provide the best possible solutions. That is where we come into our own at Newbury Electronics.

Our Processes

We will determine the best manufacturing pathway for your project from examining your quantity and delivery requirements. We’ll then quote the most economic method to manufacture your PCBs in volume, no matter the batch size. Most small batch and fast turnaround orders will be manufactured at our Newbury plant. As quantities increase and delivery times extend it is increasingly likely that we will use our specially selected and approved international suppliers to meet your needs as best we can.

We will, of course, take into account many aspects of the technical specifications required by each individual client. These could include the lead time, technology (track and gap), minimum hole sizes, material and the number of layers.

What are the Capabilities / Limitations of this Service?

icon1 There are no limitations to this service other than market availability of the technology our clients seek.

Within reason, we expect to be able to offer a solution to any PCB supply challenge that is presented to us. Enquire with us to find out how we can help you.

We enjoy working with new and exciting clients, so use the quote form below to contact us with your PCB manufacturing needs.

Alternatively, call us on the number below to direct your questions directly to one of our team. We’re passionate about electronic design and are always willing to discuss a potential project with you.

Our Quality Control Measures

icon1 All overseas suppliers meet internationally recognised quality standards. But this is only part of the story.

There are many overseas suppliers to choose from, and they vary massively in their quality. We have 20 years experience in importing PCBs, and over this time, we have trialled and discarded many unsatisfactory suppliers. Those that pass the test are highly valued by us, and we continue to nurture a close and committed business relationship with them.

We monitor, as a matter of course, the contractual performance of our chosen supplier’s performance and only those that consistently maintain exceptional quality and delivery standards remain part of our team.

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Jacqui Giles

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