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What Are The Factors Determine The Cost Of A PCB Fabrication And Assembly?

MOKO Technology Ltd | Updated: Jan 16, 2017

As the competition raises the bar to come up with ceaseless innovation in electronic instruments, the electronic manufacturers and the OEM’s now focus on the cost drivers to offer a high quality reasonable product in the market. With this, the PCB procurement process circumscribes the overall cost of the final product. This makes it pretty important to first understand the cost drives involved in the PCB fabrication which can help the electronic manufacturers to control the cost and get quick turnarounds. This has made the electronic manufactures to shop for a cost effective and high quality PCB fabrication. The factors that determine the cost in PCB assembly is what this article guides. Going through this article will help the PCB fabricators as well as the electronic manufacturers to locate the exact area where they can control the cost in PCB fabrication.

Let’s take a dive into the factors that determine the cost of PCB assembly and PCB fabrication:

The basic and common factors include the raw material cost, the labor cost, the facilities and equipment overhead. Furthermore, the chemical processes involved in the PCB manufacturing, waste water management and other permits to be taken that becomes the part of regular cost drivers for PCB manufacturers.

The primary cost considered in PCB assembly includes

    The size of the circuit board is a major factor determining the cost of production. The bigger the size of the board will require more material to be used. This is a crucial step affecting the cost of PCB production. As sometimes, depending on the specific dimensions, the board is built in less area estate but proves to be costly. This is because in many cases, one dimension suits it better than the other.
 The overall number of holes to be drilled and the size of the holes to be drilled in the circuit board is also a strong factor considered while calculating the price of the PCB. The % in price rises with the number of holes to be drilled. This involves the customization in the manufacturing process with arranging the large counts, small hole size and the total panels drilled at a time.
Quantity is at the mainstream when looking into the cost drivers in PCB assembly. Bulk orders proves efficient for the PCB manufacturers in offering great discounts as they can raise the level of production efficiency in addition to reducing the cost of the product.
Adding layers to the mix will add up to the cost. The number of layers in the circuit board is also one of the major aspect looked into while calculating the cost of PCB fabrication. Be it single layer, double layer, quadruple layers or multilayer circuit boards, the prices vary as per the need of using the amount of material melds.

MOKO is one of the leading provider of PCB deign and PCB fabrication services to all the dominant industries. Having a well built manufacturing unit with a strong tool room and a team of experts, we are the one that provides cost effective solutions with keeping quality at the nucleus in each stage of PCB manufacturing. To get proper consultation or share your requirements to get a perfect PCB with cost effective strategy or to get a quote, drop an email to jenny@mokotechnology.com.cn or give a call @ 86-755-23725796

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