Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 26 08:30:10 EST 2010 | davef
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Electronics Forum | Thu Feb 18 14:42:38 EST 2010 | djsmith1000
Hi everyone, First post here. I am completely new to smt as well. We are a small startup and would like improve our in-house smt assembly capability from manual assembly. We are looking at small production runs, initially about a total of 200 board
Electronics Forum | Sat Jun 12 19:48:47 EDT 2010 | bootstrap
I like what you're doing. 20 years ago anyone, hobbyists and tiny garage-shop companies could create electronics devices just as sophisticated and cool as big corporations. Today, SMT has largely trashed the creativity (and competition) that existe
Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 12:53:15 EDT 2006 | pemea1
Is there a cost analysis? How can a small business (4 employees) compare small lot sizes with companies who have auto insert. machines?
Electronics Forum | Mon Aug 07 04:06:36 EDT 2006 | Rob
Also company B may have far higher overheads to support - sales guys, directors, accountants etc. They may also be set up for longer runs so as Ms Chunks previously mentions, the set up & teardowns would also incur the opportunity cost of not being
Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 13:33:15 EDT 2006 | Chunks
Hi Phil, It all depends on your product. You say small lot sizes, but are your board 20 by 20 inches in size with 5K parts both top and bottom? If so then even building 3 of these could take you days to build. Then take you weeks to trouble shoot
Electronics Forum | Tue Aug 11 18:15:11 EDT 2009 | ysutariya
Have you looked into Sipad? They will pre-paste your BGA and other component areas with solderpaste that has an adhesive on it. You can then hand place your components and run through a reflow. Here's their site: http://www.sipad.com/
Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 12 08:41:34 EDT 2009 | dwl
Hand placing 200,000-400,000 components, including BGA's a month does NOT sound like fun....
Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 12 15:16:41 EDT 2009 | isd_jwendell
For a small pick-n-place machine I recommend that you take a look at Essemtec.
Electronics Forum | Fri Aug 04 13:47:20 EDT 2006 | pemea1
apples to apples. 20 boards 80 parts top and 10 parts bottom. these boards are done on a semi regular basis (you know the boards are coming to you from an OEM at least three times a month, just no exact schedule). All that is required is pasting..mo