A 100% tested printed circuit board assures buyers of the PCBs durability, reliability, and quality. Therefore, an organization should always invest in companies that mass-produce PCBs to thoroughly maintain their manufacturing equipment and test their finish products.
Here are the top 5 reasons why an electronic industry that manufacturers computers should only purchase tested printed circuit boards from PCB fabrication houses.
1. Prior Inspection of PCBs
A PCB Fab House designs the inner layers of the circuit board, and before they finalize it for inspection, they need to put the inner layers through a machine called inner layer automated optical inspection (AOI). An AOI makes sure that the inner layers are properly constructed before sending it off for lamination.
In this process, the digital image is compared with the original design of the circuit board. If any differences show then they can be easily corrected.
2. Verification of PCB Prototypes
A printed circuit board prototype is like a trial product that circuit board companies provide to electronic industries. The industry keeps making changes to the prototype until it is perfect to move on to the final stage of manufacturing. This process of checking and making changes is costly and time-consuming for both the buyer and the supplier.
However, the introduction of a flying probe test made it easier to detect for faults like missing components, wrong polarities, and identifying shorts. This process enables industries to quickly check and fix changes in the prototype and quickly launch their final product.
3. X-Ray Inspection
X-ray inspection can discover the tinniest defects in a circuit board even the ones covered by other components. The machine can discover faults like internal cracks, problems in lamination, components not properly fit, and unnecessary porosity. This testing process saves time because defects can easily be spotted and corrected quickly.
4. Testing for Functionality
Trained PCB testers test the circuit board for functionality. They test identifies if the components of the PCB are functioning correctly and if the components of the data are producing the expected outcome.
5. Reliability in Quality– Always
The quality of your product will increase if your organization uses a circuit board that has gone through all the necessary tests. Your organization’s reputation will enhance and your organization will be comfortable knowing that the printed circuit board supplier will always churn out good quality circuit boards.