FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
Why the prototypeí»s price is different from the production order?
Our prototype is much higher normally just because the usage of material is inadequate l and extra labor cost will be paid if for quick-turn, while for production order, with our automated production line, we can fabricate it in 1 setup, this makes it cheaper per part number for small quantity runs.
Production service runs on setup unique to your part number with production run, you can configure your PCB to be built with custom materials. Production Run setups will be kept for minimum of 6 months.
How do you keep your price competitive?
We are not the cheapest supplier in China PCB market; we are only your best-fit partner in this industry with the competitive prices with the same quality. Although the raw material is rising up day and day and our labor cost also increased significantly. However, we can keep our pricing steady. This owns entirely to our inner innovations in reducing cost, avoiding wastes and improving efficiency.
We have been following a Continuous Improvement philosophy since the beginning.
We believe in a win-win partnership with our customers. Our partnership will be mutually beneficial if we can provide you an edge on cost and quality.
How do you ensure quality?
Our high quality standard is achieved with the following.
• The process is strictly controlled under ISO 9001:2008 and IPC-A600/IPC-A610 standards.
• Extensive use of software in managing the production process
• State-of-art testing equipments and tools. E.g. Flying Probe, X-ray Inspection, AOI (Automated Optical Inspector)
• Dedicated quality assurance team with failure case analysis process
• Continuous staff training and education
Can you supply prototype sample boards free of charge?
Yes, we can provide prototype sample boards (1-2 PCs) free of charge if you order more than 300 pieces. You only pay for the shipping fee for the sample. We will make production boards after your approval.
If the design is changed after the prototype sample, we will have to charge at the prototype cost.
Do you charge extra for tooling, photo and E-test, etc. ?
We do not charge tooling and photo fee for prototype boards. There is a fee for setting up for production boards. This charge will be credited back to you when the accumulated orders are over a certain amount. We do not charge test fee for production order. We only charge the nails-bed cost. We can also provide electric contact test for prototype boards with Flying Probe system at low cost.
What kinds of file formats do you accept?
We can process Gerber RS-274X, 274D, Eagle and AutoCADí»s DXF, DWG formats.
What is your standard drilling size?
We can drill any of the size for prototype and production boards start from 0.1mm, in steps of 0.05mm, such as 0.3mm, 0.35mm, 0.4mm, 0.45mm. Normal drilling size starts from 0.35mm.