A new method that has been gaining popularity in the industry is called Surface Mount Technology assembly (SMT). This technology uses smaller and more intricate parts that are mounted directly onto the surface of the printed circuit board. Plus, SMT assembly is guaranteed to provide high mechanical strength.
Although SMT assembly seems to be a complex technology, but we, at East End Assemblies, have a team of highly-skilled and experienced staff that will ensure your product is assembled quickly and efficiently.
So, the next time you need your printed circuit boards to be assembled, whether it’s for SMT assembly manufacturing or for another PCB assembly method, remember to contact us at East End Assemblies right away!
What is Surface Mount Technology?
Surface Mount Technology, or SMT, is a method for mounting electronic components onto the surface of a printed circuit board (PCB). This technology uses very small and intricate parts that are placed directly onto the surface of the printed circuit board. Another important factor of SMT technology is that it provides high mechanical strength. SMT assembly is the most commonly used method for PCB assembly.
The surface mount technology, SMT assembly technique, is developed on the concept of miniaturization. In this technology, both the leads as well as the electronic components are placed on the same side of the printed circuit board. This results in a considerable amount of space-saving. The best thing about this technology is that it can be used for a variety of purposes such as prototyping, mass production, and even repairing printed circuit boards!
For surface mount assembly, the electronic elements are attached to the printed circuit board through soldering. The solder paste is composed of tiny balls of solder that are mixed with flux. The flux helps in the wetting of the surfaces that are to be soldered.
How Does SMT Assembly Works?
The working of surface mount technology (SMT) is very simple. In this method, the component placement is done by placing the elements on the surface of the PCB. Then, they are soldered onto the board. This is done by using a soldering iron and solder paste. This process takes place after PCB manufacturing has been conducted.
After the soldering is done, the excess solder is removed from the board. This is done by using a process called desoldering. Finally, the circuit board is cleaned and undergoes inspection for any defects.
Why Use SMT Assembly
SMT Assembly line has taken the PCB manufacturing world by storm. SMT has gained fame for being the most efficient and advanced method of PCB assembly. The main reason for this is that SMT uses tiny and intricate parts that are placed directly onto the surface of the printed circuit board. This results in a considerable amount of space-saving.
After the PCB fabrication process has been completed, the printed circuit boards become all set for surface mount assembly.
There are many reasons and advantages why you should use surface mount technology for your next project. Some of these reasons are listed below:
1. Saves Space:
Surface mount technology helps in saving space. This is because the electronic elements are placed on the surface of the board instead of through holes. This is done with the help of small chip packages through which more components can be placed on tiny printed circuit boards.
2. Provides Mechanical Strength:
SMT assembly provides better mechanical strength. This is because the solder connection is very strong. Also, the risk of mechanical damage is less as the components are placed on the surface of the printed circuit boards.
SMT assembly is cost-effective as it uses cheaper parts that have a small size. This is possible because of miniaturization. Also, this method requires less labor as compared to other PCB assembly methods without compromising the quality of the production.
4. Increased Productivity:
SMT assembly provides increased productivity as it is faster than other PCB assembly methods. This is because the time required for component placement and soldering is less. Also, this method can be automated which further reduces the time required for PCB assembly service.
5. Reduced Production Cycle Time:
The production cycle time is reduced as the soldering process is faster. Also, the time required for inspection and ray testing is less. This is because the tiny elements are placed on the surface of the board which makes it easier to inspect and test the circuit boards.
6. Improved Quality:
SMT assembly provides improved quality as compared to other PCB assembly methods, as it uses top-on-the-charts parts that are placed on the surface of the board. This is done with the help of the paste which helps in making a stronger connection. Also, this method uses automated machines that help in reducing human error.
7. Greater Flexibility:
SMT assembly provides greater flexibility as it can be used for a variety of purposes such as prototyping, production, and repairing. This is because in PCB assembly, the process of SMT assembly is not very complicated. Also, this method can be used for a variety of projects such as medical devices, automotive electronics, and military equipment.
8. Enhanced Functionality:
SMT assembly provides enhanced functionality as it helps in the development of smaller and lighter printed circuit boards. This is because the components are placed on the surface of the board instead of through holes. This helps in saving space and weight.
9. Lead-Free Process:
SMT assembly uses lead-free solder which is safe for the environment. This is because lead is a toxic element that can cause health problems. Also, lead-free solder has a higher melting point which helps in making a stronger connection.
10. Automated Process:
SMT assembly is an automated process that helps in reducing human error. This is because the process of SMT assembly is done with the help of machines. Also, this method uses software that helps in managing the production process.
Our Surface Mount Assembly Services
With East End Assemblies, you can throw all your PCB assembly worries away. Our team of experts has years of experience in the field and is equipped with the knowledge and tools to get your job done quickly, efficiently, and most importantly – cost-effectively!
We believe in delivering quality and excellence from PCB fabrication down to PCB assembly, so you can stay rest assured that your project is in good hands. We offer our clients a wide range of surface mount assembly services which they can avail to ensure that their project is packed with the latest technology SMT has to offer.
Some of the SMT services that we offer are listed below:
1. Fine Pitch Surface Mount Assembly:
We offer fine pitch surface mount assembly services for those clients who require precision and excellent solder. We use the latest tools and technologies to place and solder your components with utmost care. We also offer reflow process technologies to our clients.
2. BGA Reballing Services:
We offer BGA reballing services for those clients who require their BGAs to be placed with utmost precision. We use the latest tools and technologies to reball your BGAs with utmost care. We also offer X-ray inspection and ray testing services. We also offer the same services for Micro BGA’s.
3. Leadless Chip Carrier Reflow Services:
We offer leadless chip carrier reflow services for those clients who require their LCCs to be placed with great precision. We apply the latest techniques to reflow your LCCs with immense care.
4. QFP Reflow Services:
We offer QFP reflow services for those clients who require their QFPs to be placed with supreme accuracy. We use the latest tools and technologies to reflow your QFPs with great care.
5. CSP Reflow Services:
We offer CSP reflow services for those clients who want their CSPs to be placed with extreme precision. We employ the latest techniques to reflow your CSPs with excellent care.
6. Pacifier Clip Reflow Services:
We offer pacifier clip reflow services for those clients who want their pacifier clips to be placed with extreme accuracy. We use the latest tools and technologies to reflow your pacifier clips with excellent care.
7. SMT Rework Services:
We offer SMT rework services for those clients who want their SMT components to be placed with great precision. We use the latest tools and technologies to rework your SMT components with excellent care.
8. Packaging Services:
We offer packaging services for those clients who want their products to be packed with great care. We use the latest tools and technologies to pack your products with excellent care.
9. Testing Services:
We offer testing services for those clients who want their products to be tested with great care. We use the latest tools and technologies to test your products with excellent care. Some of the tests that we off include x-ray testing, automated testing, and in-circuit testing.
10. Storage Services:
We offer storage services for those clients who want their products to be stored with great care. We use the latest tools and technologies to store your products with excellent care.
Why Choose Us For Your Surface Mount (SMT) Needs
When it comes to SMT, you can trust that our team at East End Assemblies has the expertise and experience to get your SMT project done right – the first time. We always put our customer’s satisfaction first and foremost, which is why we only use the latest tools and technologies to get your job done quickly, efficiently, and to your specifications.
We can handle the toughest jobs with our upgraded and latest SMT equipment. We also pride ourselves on the assembly of components as low as 0.201 size passive and 0.12 lead pitch devices. We also have two AMISTAR PLACEPRO 5630 pick and place machines that will get your PCB assembly and your surface mount job done just right!
All you need to do is to provide us with your project’s Gerber files. Once we receive your Gerber files, just leave it to our skilled engineers to get your printed circuit boards ready and functional.
So if you’re looking for an SMT partner that you can trust, look no further than East End Assemblies. Contact us today to learn more about our surface mount (SMT) services or to get started on your next project!
What We Guarantee
When you avail our surface mount assembly services, you can be sure that your project will be handled by experts from start to finish. We guarantee that all our PCB assembly processes, especially SMT processes, adhere to the highest quality standards so you can have peace of mind knowing that your product is in good hands.
We have a team of skillful engineers and experts who are knowledgeable in the latest assembly technologies and who can provide you with sound advice throughout your project. We also have a group of customer service representatives who are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our clients always leave 100% satisfied!
We also provide all our clients with a free quotation s0 they know exactly how much they need to budget for their surface mount SMT project. Simply send us your Gerber files and we’ll get back to you with a free quote within 24 hours.
Our Notable Surface Mount SMT Works
We have worked on countless PCB assembly and SMT projects. Some of the most remarkable SMT and PCB assembly projects have been created across many different industries across the world.
Contact Us Today
If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy SMT partner, look no further than East End Assemblies. We have the expertise and experience to get your project done right – the first time. Contact us today to learn more about our surface mount services or to get started on your next project!
Call us today at (631) 205-5570 or fill out the email form present on our website.