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PCB Fabrication

What is the PCB Fabrication service?

Our PCB fabrication service allows us to manufacture bare PCBs to your exact design needs and specifications. We’re uniquely connected to our sister company, PCB Train. Together, we probably fabricate more different types of printed circuit boards per year than any other UK manufacturer. Our unique relationship with PCB Train allows us huge flexibility over order scales. We can make large numbers of small-batch PCBs extremely efficiently and at very low cost. These savings are undoubtedly passed on to our customers, who benefit from receiving quality circuit boards at an extremely reasonable price.

We have over 50 years experience in the PCB Fabrication field. We use this hard earned expertise to give our customers the best products possible. However, we’re also extremely efficient and flexible in terms of delivery lead times. These lead times can range from a mere 24 hours up to 6 weeks according to your needs.

For much larger production runs we distribute PCBs manufactured by our international manufacturing partners. However, our pre-production PCBs are frequently manufactured in the UK, pending the arrival of production supplies from our partners. Our entire manufacturing process is overseen and managed so that only one tooling charge will be applied, each product is quality checked in the UK and deliveries are consistently completed on schedule.

For our PCB fabrication service we have a large number of available base materials. Those available include; FR4, Polyimide and PTFE. Layer counts encompass single sided, all the way up to 12 layers. We offer a wide range of solder resist and legend colours. Finishes available are immersion silver, immersion gold over electroless nickel, Hot Air Solder Level, both lead-free and leaded.

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Who uses the service?

Our PCB fabrication customers could be anyone who requires a reliable supplier of PCBs. We attract those who appreciate experienced manufacturing and a high quality end product. Our customers may be end users, development engineers, researchers, or contract manufacturers. Our clients also value local sourcing, confidentiality and good communications. We are happy to provide this. No quantity is to small and no delivery is ever too fast for us.

What are the benefits to users of this service?

We offer our clients competitive pricing, reliable deliveries, and good quality, along with excellent technical support. We have a wealth of experience, having manufactured PCBs for nearly 60 years. We are the only UK PCB manufacturer to provide a complete electronic manufacturing service, including bare PCB manufacture, electronic assembly, component procurement, and solder paste screen cutting. Our integrated approach, along with the fact that 95% of our manufacturing takes place in-house, means that we take complete responsibility for the quality of your PCB fabrication and electronic assembly.

What technology and machinery are used for this service?

All of our technology and machinery is state-of-the-art. Front-end tooling is performed with the latest CADCAM software tools, with complete design rule checking. We use modern manufacturing technology, such as laser direct imaging, whereby the intermediate photographic process is eliminated. Each FR4 panel is laser scanned to image the tracking pattern. PCBs are drilled on automatically load and unload drilling machines. Plating and etching are processed on automatic lines to minimise manual handling. Legends are printed with digital ink-jet machines. Electrical test is performed by automated machines.

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What quality control measures are in place for this service?

We are quality approved to UL and ISO 9001. Bare PCB production is electrically tested and automatically optically inspected. We use a variety of methods to manage our processes including statistical process control, micro-sections, X-ray, chemical analysis, time domain reflectometry, and digital microscopy.

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What does the visitor need to do/provide to use this service?

For standard construction PCBs, we just need a brief description of the nature of your PCB together with Gerber and CNC drill file data. For more complex requirements, we require detailed material specifications, and layer build-up drawings showing the exact construction of your multi-layer PCB.

icon1 Please submit a PCB fabrication quote using our online form here or email us with your RFQ.

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Jacqui Giles

Sales / Quotations

01635 40347

Zandra Forder

Production & Quality Manager

01635 40347

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