Consignment Assembly

Consignment PCB Assembly

We provide full consignment PCB assembly services, where the client supplies all materials and components. We then manufacture and assemble these components according to the specifications provided by the client.

Consigned printed circuit board assembly services are particularly valuable for those who manufacture exclusive or high-end products with unique components that are challenging to replicate. It is also a strategic cost-saving approach when there is a significant inventory of components available.

While consignment assembly has gained popularity recently, our turnkey PCB assembly service remains the preferred choice for many customers. Turnkey assembly includes component sourcing and assembly, which can streamline your project management and reduce your time to market.

Key Differences Between Turnkey and Consignment PCB Assembly

Turnkey PCB assembly offers a comprehensive solution where the service provider handles the entire process, including sourcing all materials and components. This approach is ideal for clients seeking time efficiency and simplicity, as it ensures quick project turnaround and eliminates the need for them to manage multiple suppliers. The provider’s responsibility for quality assurance and potential cost benefits, particularly for larger projects, also make turnkey assembly an attractive option for those who prefer a hands-off approach.

In contrast, consignment PCB assembly allows clients to supply some or all of the components, giving them more control over the quality and selection of parts used. This method is well-suited for projects that require specialized or custom components. It can also be more cost-effective for clients who have access to cheaper or surplus components. However, this approach demands more involvement from the client in terms of logistics and supply chain management, making it a preferred choice for those who wish to have a more hands-on role in the assembly process.

Consignment (Kitted) PCB Assembly Services

You have the option to provide the bare boards and/or some or all of the board-level components for your printed circuit boards. We will then assemble the PCBs in our advanced facility and ship them to you, including any remaining parts.

In addition to complete consignment PCB assembly services, we also offer partial consignment PCB assembly services. This option allows you to supply certain PCB assembly components while we take care of the rest.

Partial consignment PCB assembly is ideal when you are only able to produce or source certain PCB components. It is also a great choice when you require high-quality components. At Fastlink, we acquires components from trusted suppliers, and these parts undergo a thorough quality inspection process before we incorporate them into your PCBs.

Consignment PCB Assembly Capacities at Fastlink

Manual circuit board assembly

We provide a comprehensive range of PCB assembly services, including surface mount, through-hole, and mixed assembly. Our consignment assembly capabilities include:

● Offering services compliant with RoHS 5 and RoHS 6 standards.
● Utilizing SMT, PTH technologies, or a combination of both.
● Providing assembly processes with leaded or lead-free options.
● Quick turn assembly for single or double-sided mixed technology PCBs.
● Specializing in quick-turn PCB prototypes.
● Efficient in quick turn prototype PCB manufacturing.
● Capable of single and double-sided assemblies tailored to customer requirements.
● Employing state-of-the-art assembly equipment and methods.
● Ensuring on-time delivery and dedicated customer service support.

Quality Assurance

Fastlink adheres to established quality protocols. This commitment ensures the delivery of high-quality PCB products to our customers. We employ a range of advanced inspection methods. Techniques such as First Article Inspection (FAI), Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), X-ray Inspection, Final Quality Assurance (FQA), and Functional Testing are essential components of our process, thereby guaranteeing the quality of both our products and services.

Why You Should Choose Fastlink

Fastlink is a reliable choice for consigned or partially consigned PCB assembly projects. Our services are offered at competitive prices, helping you lower your production costs.

Quick Lead Times

We utilize advanced automated equipment for consignment PCB assembly, which accelerates production and reduces lead times significantly.

Minimal Errors

Our automatic machines reduce human involvement, lowering the likelihood of errors and enhancing product accuracy. Automation also ensures consistency in our assembly processes.

Cost-Effective PCB Assembly Services and Products

Clients outsourcing consignment PCB assembly components benefit from reduced production costs, making our services an economical choice.

Rigorous Quality Inspection

Post-assembly, we conduct a comprehensive quality inspection of the printed circuit boards. Our 5-step inspection process, including FAI, AOI, X-ray Inspection, FQA, and Functional Testing, helps identify and rectify any discrepancies.

Our Belief

Fastlink provides reliable consignment PCB assembly services to our global clientele. These advantages are key reasons why many clients have remained with us for over a decade.

Manufacturing Equipment at Fastlink

Manufacturing Equipment at Fastlink

Our 65,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Shenzhen houses the advanced equipment for manufacturing and assembling printed circuit boards. Fastlink leads the industry in quality and performance, whether you need standard fast PCBs or metal PCBs with tight tolerances.

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