Rush PCB Inc. is an eminent contract manufacturer with several OEMs as our customers. We regularly field questions on contract PCB assembly from potential customers wanting to know how outsourcing partnerships might work out, as a part of their decision-making process. We have put together a few Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ as a guide.
Q1. What benefits can my business expect from contract PCB assembly?
A. Your primary business is equipment design, in which you are no doubt good, as your success in the market demonstrates. Likewise, our primary business is PCB fabrication and assembly, and we are the leaders in our field. Therefore, it makes business sense to combine our forces, so that you can reap the benefits of contract PCB assembly and reduce your overheads, use your resources in a better way, improve your efficiency and productivity, have greater flexibility and capacity with greater high-quality products and a faster time-to-market.
Q2. How expensive will it be to transfer production to a contract manufacturer?
A. It is much less expensive than many believe. We have qualified personnel and trained resources for ensuring the switch happens seamlessly. We can do this without disturbing your present manufacturing schedules and market supply. You will benefit from the cost efficiency of our contract PCB assembly service.
Q3. When should I involve a contract manufacturer?
A. You will maximize the benefits of using a contract manufacturer if you involve us early on in your design. It will lower your expenses in the long run, as we bring you a huge range of benefits including greater security for your supply chain, higher efficiency in transitioning between manufacturing phases, product development flexibility, faster assembly cycle, and lower overall costs.
Q4. Where does Rush PCB Inc. carry out its PCB assembly?
A. Rush PCB Inc. is a US-based company and we carry out all our manufacturing, prototyping, assembly, and testing in our in-house facility. Our offices and facilities are in Santa Clara, CA, which is where we execute our PCB fabrication and assembly activities. Furthermore, our partners for various product and PCB related activities are also US based.
Q5. How cost-effective is contract PCB assembly?
A. Operating an in-house manufacturing activity has enormous expenses and involves many resources, as you may already know as an OEM. You incur direct and indirect expenses, including those related to energy, buildings, equipment, storage, materials, and personnel. You may not need to invest so heavily in infrastructure when you involve a contract manufacturer, as most of the activities shift to our location. As an ISO-certified outsourcing partner, we ensure that we carry out your work in compliance with national and international standards.
Q6. How do you assure product quality?
A. We are ISO-9001 certified, and we have implemented a company-wide Quality Management System that ensures your products will be of the best quality. If you follow a specific standard for your products, inform us, and we will ensure compliance to that standard, so that your customers will remain satisfied.
In fact, we can help to improve the quality of your product, as we have highly skilled and experienced personnel. We also have specialists in product development whose expertise will work to your advantage. With our advanced manufacturing technology in place, we make sure that your products comply with the necessary standards.
Q7. How will contract PCB assembly affect my time-to-market?
A. With contract PCB assembly, you can significantly speed up the time-to-market for your products. You will have more resources available to organize the rest of the activities for your product, as we offer several services to ensure your PCB assembly arrives fully tested and in-time. Our wide-ranging services and connections can plug into your manufacturing process, acting as an extension of your organization. This helps improve your time-to-market significantly, keeping you on the fore-front of the marketplace.
Q8. Will Rush PCB Inc. commit themselves fully to my product?
A. We are a dedicated partner, and our services stand guarantee to this status. We become a part of your business, and our dedicated expertise is available for you, as and when your need it. We offer a single-window service that takes care of your requirements end-to-end. We carry out every stage of the product assembly process with total dedication to the highest standards so that we achieve your product with the highest quality.
Q9. What do you do if my product assembly requirements change?
A. Changes in requirements are normal in any business and we have the resiliency to meet such challenges. For instance, you may have to make a change in the design of your product or you have a demand upsurge to meet. As an experienced contract PCB assembly manufacturer, we have the necessary resources and capabilities to meet your requirements, no questions asked. We always maintain a high level of responsiveness and flexibility for avoiding stretched lead times.
Q10. How do you handle problems with PCB assembly?
A. We fix any problems with our PCB assembly quickly as soon as you have point to it, and we do not charge any extra cost to you. As an eminent outsourcing partner, Rush PCB Inc. remains committed to providing our customers with the highest quality standards and we always work towards ensuring that our customers are delighted with our efforts. However, should you have any problem, simply bring it to our notice, and we will act quickly to resolve it to your satisfaction, no questions asked.
Rush PCB Inc. understands that each product is different, requiring the use of professional calibrated tooling and intricate test solutions, along with bespoke test software and equipment. We train our staff in fabrication, assembly, and testing of PCB assembly and they have generic assembly skills for providing a PCB assembly meeting the correct specifications. We are sure our FAQ will help prospective customers remove their doubts about contract PCB assembly.