What is PCB Assembly?
You might think that it's a pretty straightforward question to answer, and at face-value, it is! A PCB assembly service involves the manufacturing and production of printed circuit boards used in all kinds of electronics products from fridges and dishwashers to wildlife trackers and sound level meters! However, there's a bit more to it than that, as there are two main methods of PCB assembly, both of which are offered here at Contract Production.
Surface-mount technology (SMT): this is as it says on the tin. With surface-mount assembly, your PCB's components are fixed to the surface of the board using solder paste, as opposed to the more traditional practice of inserting wires through holes in the board. With SMT, the components used tend to be a lot smaller, potentially allowing for the size of your board to decrease.