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Navigating Complexity: Key Considerations for Successful Turnkey Assembly Projects

Challenges in Turnkey Assembly Projects: Ensuring Smooth Design Specifications

We understand the significance of clearly defined design specifications in ensuring the success of a turnkey assembly project. However, we recognize that challenges may arise when design specifications are not adequately defined or are subject to frequent changes. These challenges can lead to confusion, delays, and rework, ultimately impacting the project's timeline and budget. 

To tackle these issues, it is crucial to establish a clear and detailed design specification at the project's outset, including comprehensive documentation of requirements, materials, and performance expectations. 

Additionally, maintaining regular communication and collaboration with the assembly team is vital to ensure the design specifications are well understood and effectively implemented.

Optimizing Efficiency: Strategies for Streamlining Circuit Board Assembly

Optimizing efficiency

Circuit board assembly is complex and intricate, demanding precision, accuracy, and meticulous attention to detail. As the demand for circuit board assembly continues to soar, manufacturers face the challenge of delivering high-quality products while simultaneously curbing costs and enhancing efficiency. 

This blog will explore strategies for streamlining circuit board assembly operations and optimizing efficiency while aligning with RBB's core value of "Always Better" and our unwavering commitment to providing maximum customer benefits. 

At RBB, we constantly assess our manufacturing processes and seek ways to enhance each task's efficiency. 

Choosing the Right Assembly Manufacturer: Key Factors to Consider

Understanding Your Project’s Requirements

Selecting the proper printed circuit board assembly or industrial control panel assembly manufacturer is crucial for the success of your project. The first step is to understand your project’s specifications thoroughly.  Consider factors such as the following:

  • The complexity of your circuit board or control panel design
  • The volume of production
  • Specialized features or functionalities needed
  • The relationship you expect from your supplier

By defining your project requirements, you can effectively evaluate potential assembly manufacturers and find one that meets your needs.

RBB Moves Heaven & Earth for Our Clients

At RBB, our mission is to move heaven and earth to get our clients what they need, when they need it. It is our mission statement and one of our four core values.

This week, we had a client with an urgent request. One of their customers had an emergency- and needed 4 completed assemblies at their facility the next day.

How did we do it?

Extending the Life of Moisture-Sensitive Electronic Components

They go together like oil & water, fire & ice, electronics & moisture. Some things just don’t pair well. In this time when electronic components are hard to find, we need to protect the parts we have. All electronic components have a certain level of sensitivity to moisture- some more than others. RBB is working hard to source, store, and protect your PCB assembly and components through all stages of the assembly process. By protecting your assembly from moisture, and watching for moisture issues, we are making sure your mission-critical assemblies are ready to work for you.

Yes, Quality Matters! What Makes RBB A High-Quality Manufacturer?

Whether you are shopping for a new car, a pair of shoes, or a contract manufacturer, the quality of the item or service matters. Where you spend your money is important and the product you receive should be worth what you pay for! Most companies, brands, or products say they hold high standards and good quality, but do they? There is inherent skepticism when a company claims to have “high-quality,” since that value can be characterized and defined in different ways.

But at RBB, our first-rate service and products are something we are proud of, and we can prove it!

Gerber Files, BOM, and a PCBA, Oh My! Is Your Assembly Ready to Quote?

What do a baby food brand, an explosive device, and a pre-quote checklist all have in common? While this sounds like the start of a bad joke or a questionable Google search, these are just three ingredients for a successful printed circuit board assembly proposal. You may be asked to provide the Gerber Files, BOM, and specific project details when requesting a quote from RBB for your PCB project.

The Gerber Files and BOM (Bill of Materials) need to be reviewed for a PCBA to be quoted. The Pre-Quote Checklist is a convenient resource created by the team at RBB to simplify the quoting process.

Scrap Factor: What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Anyone working in the electronic manufacturing industry needs to account for sufficient scrap factor when preparing for production of a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA).

So, what is scrap factor and why is everyone so worried about it?

Why should I care?

RBB August 2021 Lunch & Learn

RBB's August 2021 Lunch & Learn Series - Virtual & In Person!!

We are pleased to announce that our August Lunch & Learn will be a hybrid format- available both in-person & virtual.

Registration is now open for RBB's 2021 Lunch & Learn Series! Each session includes a hands-on presentation, FREE lunch (in person participants only), networking, and RBB facility tour.

All sessions will be held at RBB (1909 Old Mansfield Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691) & virtually.

Supply Chain Challenges: RBB Works to Help You

At RBB, our customers are our first priority. As our country continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic, we wanted to reach out to share the challenges we (and many other businesses) are facing. There have been significant raw material shortages and supply chain issues which are contributing to extended product lead times, as well as price increases. As a result of these challenges, you may see some price increases along with varying lead times and product availability. Delivery commitments are given in good faith, based upon the best information present at the time of quotation, but may change due to conditions beyond our control.

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