Early on in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, purchase orders were faxed, confirmed with a phone call, and lead time was open for discussion. Pricing was agreed upon at a lunch date by a sales associate or a long time agreement to buy the boards forever.
Hot Air Solder Leveling (HASL) has always been the main staple of PCB surface finishes. In the late 80s, 60/40 tin-lead reflow started to phase out of processes and was replaced with Hot Air Solder Leveling. HASL, the longtime reliable surface finish is still used today in military, aerospace, medical, and other applications.
When it comes to manufacturing, time is of the essence. Worrying about your printed circuit board (PCB) order being on time should be the last thing on your mind but how do you make this happen?
You need to work with a high quality quick turn PCB services supplier. As the oldest existing printed circuit board supplier in the United States, we wanted to provide you with information so your PCBs won’t get delayed.
When I started in the printed circuit board manufacturing business 34 years ago I believed this was a temporary job to pay the bills. Just until I was able to figure out what I really wanted to do. That was in 1982, working at a small PCB shop.
Epec’s engineering team is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have 6 fulltime printed circuit board (PCB) CAM Engineers in the United States, along with 2 full time at our Shenzhen China office. Our U.S. CAM Engineers work on 2 separate shifts, so we really do have assistance available 24/7.