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How can you ensure your customer a QTA (Quick Turn Around)

How can you ensure your customer a QTA (Quick Turn Around)

How can you ensure your customer a QTA (Quick Turn Around)

PCB Technologies Ltd. is an All-in-One solution provider for the fabrication of high reliability, multi-layer, complex boards. Our worldwide manufacturing capacity serves increasingly demanding industries, including defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecom, and more. A can-do attitude and a heterogeneous engineering approach are how we operate. This makes manufacturers’ reliance on multi-vendor operations redundant.

QTA - Faster delivery time

When it comes to QTA projects of prototype or low/mid volumes production, we stick with parallel (as opposed to linear) workflow. Our engineering teams release in a matter of hours stack up instructions to the production teams, the minute this phase of the PCB design is finalized. At the same time, while production is in progress, the engineers can attend to pressing, milling, drilling and other fabrication processes to ensure a quick and high-spec planned board design. A single laminated rigid board of 2-20 layers, at small-mid volume quantity, for example, can be delivered within 3-5 working days instead of 15-20 working days. The added value we provide is delivering QTA projects of the most complex PCBs, i.e., rigid, flex, rigid-flex, HDI, radio-frequency/Microwave, to name a few; all based on mixed materials characterized by low CTE, high conductivity, and enabling high reliability, high-speed systems.

We make sure each customer requiring a QTA delivery gets the exclusive attention of our department and shift managers, as well as our customer services staff, prioritizing their project every step of the way. Progress made on the fabrication process is reflected to the customer and issues requiring speedy resolution are handled with the utmost urgency. This is also backed by packaging and shipping services – we can deliver any final product to any place on the globe within 24 hours. Rapidly designed and manufactured PCB is not the only factor we take into account – we always make sure our products are compatible with the harshest quality standards and are highly reliable in relevance to the industry we serve.

Our 4 decade-experience in PCB manufacturing relies, among other things, on a wide supplier network. Each and every one of our suppliers was thoroughly reviewed by our technical experts to make sure they can withstand the technological challenges posed by our customers’ requirements. In any case – PCB Technologies is the one responsible for these turn-key projects.
Another key factor in QTA delivery is production capacity. PCB Technologies has been gearing up with state-of-the-art, automated machinery, i.e., SES, DES, pressing, post-punch, laser-drilling and others to maintain a smooth, quick and accurate production process. Also, daily communications with our customers and on-the-go production reports allow them the benefit of transparent management of the whole process.

This All-in-One holistic approach is also implemented in our computerized DMR (Discrepancy Material Report) system. Any team member can call the line to a halt if noticing a production portion deviation while adding visual proof of the faulty output. Team leaders, technological managers, or technical supervisors are then able to share their recommendations based on vivid facts.

All personnel can then take part in the error analysis and in so doing create actual value for the customer – on-the-move constant improvement. This never-ending process often results in new “production rules” being followed in similar cases in the future.



All-in-One Substrates and Advanced Packaging Solutions

All-in-One Substrates and Advanced Packaging Solutions

How does an All-in-One solution definitely benefit the customer?

Since it is not just critical that any electronic device works correctly in tests, but also essential that the device continues to work at full performance and accuracy, even for decades, in the customer’s application. In a specific case, an overall solution was required to tackle this comprehensive challenge and assure no detail goes unnoticed. We, at PCB Technologies, have realized, based on long years of experience, that by providing the manufacturing designer with a full PDK (process design kit) and integration, we can get a reliable and quality product that is efficient on a smaller form factor. The meaning of this is that we can combine the constraints of the manufacturers and avoid manufacturing failures. When design and manufacturing teams work hand-in-hand, implying there is little or no time to do heavy pre-characterizations, the advantage of an All-in-One PDK is best materialized.

This way designers can now plan and manage their package design intent across all their components using tools. The verification tool allows package designers to verify the connectivity of the post-package design against the design intent.

What does all this mean?

We not only need EDA tools, but also a design ecosystem. Processes, tools, and requirements must all come together in a well-established and trusted design flow embodied by the PDK. In the end, the PDK is the element that bridges the gap between diverse design teams and manufacturers to drive the future of technology.

At PCB Technologies we combine package design, board and organic substrate fabrication, testing, and assembly technology processes, all under the same roof. Our goal is to work with customers at the very beginning of their design; this is the best way to help them miniaturize their systems, upgrade their performance and simplify their integration

The design process is an All-in-One process, because you can both design the PCB board, the substrates, and the packaging solution at the same location while utilizing unified design rules which can later on be implemented at the fabrication and testing stages. This saves the need for moving between subcontractors when solving your problem and planning ahead the production and testing processes.

Integration is the key factor here and it’s especially useful in tailor-made products, not off-the-shelf ones. The whole process is dedicated to solving specific requirements based on the customer’s needs.

If, for example, a customer has already designed their package, but they need the substrate board to come into play, we can support them design the substrate for any problem they might have. We can dissolve thermal dissipation concerns with a coin insert or any other solution that can draw the heat out the backside.

In conclusion, if you want to get a high-reliability electronic device - it's best if your DFX (design for excellence) is carried out by one engineering team for the PCB design and manufacturing, assembly, and complete system integration, thus allowing the planning and execution of the optimal tests and inspections necessary for the product’s design, quality, cost-effectiveness, and functionality.