PCB Assembly Services: Through-Hole Vs. Surface Mount
As electronics have become increasingly embedded in our day-to-day, the manufacturing process for...
The quality of your aerospace design process can be a life-or-death matter. In those cases, which contractor would you prefer: a mindless assembly line, or a full-service partner that can help improve your design?
The IPC categorizes aerospace and other Class 3 electronics as “high-reliability,” meaning they’re mission-critical. When safety is at stake -- especially that of your end user -- it’s important that you work with an aerospace electronics manufacturer with experience in Class 3 PCB design and assembly.
Matric, a full-service aerospace PCB assembly contract manufacturer, works not only with government and military partners, but also with private companies.
Unlike many other electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs), we specialize in Class 3 electronics. We’ll help you meet intrinsic safety requirements for aerospace and military PCB assembly -- and here’s how:
Your electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) needs to have all the requirements covered up-front for handling sensitive aerospace design standards.
Matric is ITAR-compliant and fully certified in AS9100D. ITAR compliance helps you prevent violations, lost contracts, and legal problems. Being an AS9100D certified company means we’ve proven our internal structure ensures product safety and reliability for aerospace PCBs.
It’s a given that you want your contractor to possess proven precision in placing aerospace electronic components. Matric takes the relationship a step further by providing valuable design advice.
With Class 3 products, there are certain quality marks you have to hit -- or else you’re stuck in orbit. We may, for example, pay particular attention to a certain assembly option that would be an afterthought to a quick-turn PCB board house or a less qualified ECM.
Our technicians are fully trained in both through-hole and surface mount technologies. We can even take your existing through-hole PCB design and adapt it for surface mounting.
Aerospace manufacturing and design is tricky.
Are your ECM’s employees not just certified, but also well trained in handling sensitive projects? Matric makes sure all employees who will be involved in your project have the right training, not just some of them.
An ECM should have high-tech inspection equipment in-house to shorten the supply chain. This will ensure issues are ironed out before your product launches.
Matric handles prototyping and testing in-house. Available testing includes:
Matric is capable of designing and assembling military & aerospace electronics for even the most sensitive projects. Our IP protection systems, enforced through all stages of development keep your design out of the wrong hands:
Matric has won awards for maintaining on-time delivery. The award qualifications include: a level of quality of less than 3,000 DPM, or 99.7%; on-time delivery of 95% or better; and a minimum sales total.
If you would like more information about how a full-service contract manufacturer can augment the abilities of your company and your equipment, fill out the form, select the services you are interested in, and we will send you more information.