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PCBMay is a leading through-hole PCB assembly manufacturer in China. Many different applications use industrial through-hole PCBs.

  • Over 15 years manufacturer of through-hole assembly
  • No minimum quantity to order
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Why PCBMay is Expert in Through Hole PCB Assembly Manufacturing

For over 15 years, PCBMay manufacture through-hole PCB assembly. Because of our production experience, we are known as a qualified, trusted, and expert producer of through-hole PCB assembly.

Our expert engineer and technical team ensure that our products are of the highest quality.

As a result of our experience, we can position ourselves as a leading manufacturer and supplier of through-hole printed circuit boards. Our products are delivered internationally and locally.

Types of Through Hole PCB Assembly Meet Your Requirements

Components Through Hole PCB Assembly

Our Components Through Hole PCB Assembly is a motherboard PCBA type. It features a plastic, metal, and screen sub-assembly.

Electronics Through Hole PCB Assembly

PCBMay offers an Electronics Through Hole PCB Assembly that features a circle, square, irregular PCB outline. We can customize it to up to 40 layers.

Telecommunication Through Hole PCB Assembly

This Telecommunication Through Hole PCB Assembly features a 1/3oz copper thickness to 6oz. It has a 0.20mm minimum hole size and 0.075mm minimum line spacing.

Multilayer Through Hole PCB Assembly

Our Multilayer Through Hole PCB Assembly feature a color green solder mask. It is a home appliance PCBA type that also great for portable audio player usage.

Electronic Custom Through Hole PCB Assembly

PCBMay Electronic Custom Through Hole PCB Assembly features a 1oz copper thickness and 1.6mm board thickness. It is perfect for home appliance PCBA type.

Segway Board Through Hole PCB Assembly

This Segway Board Through Hole PCB Assembly features an FR-4, CEM-1, aluminum, and other materials. We can design your PCB base on your request.

Why Choose PCBMay for Your Through Hole PCB Assembly

PCBMay is a significant manufacturer of through-hole PCB assembly in China. We can guarantee the best through-hole PCB assembly with the assistance of our expert engineer and technical personnel.

 PCBMay through-hole PCB assembly permits long-term use. PCBMay through-hole PCD assembly has a tensile strength that enables it to perform optimally. We can undeniably assist you in meeting your PCD requirements to complete your project requirements. Would you please send a message right away?

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Related Through Hole PCB Assembly

Electronic Contract Through Hole PCB Assembly
Electronic Contract Through Hole PCB Assembly
Our Electronic Contract Through Hole PCB Assembly features a PTH: +/-3mil and NPTH: +/-2mi hole tolerance. It also a customizable home appliance PCBA type.
Multilayer Turnkey Through Hole PCB Assembly
Multilayer Turnkey Through Hole PCB Assembly
PCBMay Multilayer Turnkey Through Hole PCB Assembly is a motherboard PCBA type. It features a 0.07mm min solder mask clearance and 0.017mm thickness of the solder mask.
DIP Through Hole PCB Assembly
DIP Through Hole PCB Assembly
This DIP Through Hole PCB Assembly features a white silkscreen and lead-free HASL surface finishing. It also has a color green solder mask and FR4 base material.
Unicycle Through Hole PCB Assembly
Unicycle Through Hole PCB Assembly
Our Unicycle Through Hole PCB Assembly is a turn-key, consignment, or partial turn-key type of service. It features less than 20% of the air bladder sweat-solder.
SMT Through Hole PCB Assembly
SMT Through Hole PCB Assembly
PCBMay SMT Through Hole PCB Assembly is an electronic assembly type with a 0.5oz to 3oz copper thickness. It features a HASL immersion gold OSP surface finishing.
Circuit Board Through Hole PCB Assembly
Circuit Board Through Hole PCB Assembly
This Circuit Board Through Hole PCB Assembly is a 4layers PCB that features an FR-4 base material. It is a HASL lead-free, immersion silver, and immersion gold.
Audio Amplifier Through Hole PCB Assembly
Audio Amplifier Through Hole PCB Assembly
Our Audio Amplifier Through Hole PCB Assembly is a metal type, whole, side-step, and inlay in sweat solder. It features a 0 to 50 KN press-fit.
Shut Off Through Hole PCB Assembly
Shut Off Through Hole PCB Assembly
PCBMay Shut Off Through Hole PCB Assembly is an IPC class2 and class 3 standards. It is excellent in industrial, hobby, communications, medical, and consumer electronics applications.

Through Hole PCB Assembly Production Details As Following Up

Lamination
Brown Oxide
Etching
PTH Line
VCP Plating   AOI  Exposure E-Test
Item Capability
Layer Count 1-40layers
Base Material KBShengyiShengyiSF305FR408FR408HRIS410FR406GETEK370HRIT180ARogers4350BRogers4000PTFE Laminates(Rogers seriesTaconic seriesArlon seriesNelco series)Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
Board Type Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer 、blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
Board Thickness 0.2-5.0mm
Copper Thickness Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
PTH Wall 25um(1mil)
Maximum Board Size 1100*500mm(43”*19”)
Min laser drilling size 4mil
Min. Spacing/Tracing 2.7mil/2.7mil
Solder Mask Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Surface Treatment Flash gold(electroplated gold)ENIGHard goldFlash goldHASL Lead freeOSPENEPIGSoft goldImmersion silverImmersion TinENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finger.
Min. Annular Ring 3mil
Aspect ratio 10:1(HASL Lead freeHASL LeadENIGImmersion TinImmersion silverENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)
Other Techniques Blind/Buried Via
Gold Fingers
Press Fit
Via in Pad
Electrical Test

Here there’re many laminate material datasheets, they’re useful and helpful for you, please see them:

SUPPLIER PCB LAMINATE TYPE MATERIAL DATASHEET TG TD DK(1MHZ) DK(1GHZ) DK(10GHZ)
KB KB-6160 FR4 DOWNLOAD 135 305 4.35
KB-6160A FR4 DOWNLOAD 135 305 4.35
KB-6160C FR4 DOWNLOAD 135 314 4.7
KB-6150
KB-6150C
FR4 DOWNLOAD 132 305 4.6
KB-6164 FR4 DOWNLOAD 142 330 4.8
KB-6164F FR4 DOWNLOAD 145 340 4.8
KB-6165F FR4 DOWNLOAD 150 346 4.8
KB-6167F FR4 DOWNLOAD 170 349 4.8
SHENGYI S1141 FR4 DOWNLOAD 135 310 4.6
S1141KF FR4 DOWNLOAD 140 350 4.7
S1000 FR4 DOWNLOAD 155 335 4.9
S1170 FR4 DOWNLOAD 170 335 4.6
S1000-2 FR4 DOWNLOAD 170 335 4.8
S1155 FR4 DOWNLOAD 135 370 4.7
ITEQ IT-158 FR4 DOWNLOAD 150 340 4.6-4.8
IT-180 FR4 DOWNLOAD 180 350 4.5-4.7
TUC TU-768 FR4 DOWNLOAD 180 350 4.3-4.4 4.3
TU-872 Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 200 340 3.8-4.0 3.8
ROGERS RO 3003 Cer/PTFE DOWNLOAD 500 3
RO 3010 Cer/PTFE DOWNLOAD 500 10.2
RO 4003 Hydrocarbon/Cer DOWNLOAD >280 425 3.38
RO 4350B Hydrocarbon/Cer DOWNLOAD >280 390 3.48
RT/duroid 5880 PTFE/Glass DOWNLOAD 500 2.2
ISOLA Polyclad 370HR FR4 DOWNLOAD 170 340 4.8-5.1
FR406-HR FR4 DOWNLOAD 190 325 3.91 3.86 3.81
FR408-HR FR4 DOWNLOAD 200 360 3.72 3.69 3.65
P96 Polyimide DOWNLOAD 260 416 3.78 3.73
Hitachi MCL-BE- 67G Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 140 340 4.9 4.4
MCL-E-679F FR4 DOWNLOAD 170 350 4.2-4.4 4.3-4.5
MCL-LX-67Y Special Laminate DOWNLOAD 185-195 325-345 3.4-3.6
Nelco N4000-13 Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 210-240 365 3.7 3.6
N4000-13EP Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 210-240 350 3.4 3.2
N4000-13SI Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 210-240 350 3.4 3.2
N4000-13EP SI Modified Epoxy DOWNLOAD 210-240 350 3.4 3.2
Taconic TLX-6 PTFE DOWNLOAD 2.65
TLX-7 PTFE DOWNLOAD 2.6
TLX-8 PTFE DOWNLOAD 2.55
TLX-9 PTFE DOWNLOAD 2.45
RF35 PTFE DOWNLOAD <315 3.5 3.5
TLC-27 PTFE DOWNLOAD 2.75
TLC-30 PTFE DOWNLOAD 3
TLC-32 PTFE DOWNLOAD 3.2
Arlon Arlon 25N Cer DOWNLOAD 260 3.38
Arlon 25FR Cer DOWNLOAD 260 3.58
Arlon 33N Polymide DOWNLOAD >250 353 4
Arlon 35N Polymide DOWNLOAD >250 363 4.2
Arlon 85N Polymide DOWNLOAD 250 387 4.2
Stablcor ST325 DOWNLOAD Thermal conductivity:75w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
ST10 DOWNLOAD Thermal conductivity:325w/m.k(with 1oz copper)
Panasonic R-1566W FR4 DOWNLOAD 140 330 4.95 4.7 4.65
Ventec VT-901 Polymide DOWNLOAD 250 390 4.2-4.5 4.0-4.3
VT-90H Polymide DOWNLOAD 250 390 4.2-4.5 4.0-4.3
Bergquist ht-04503 DOWNLOAD Thermal conductivity:2.2w/m.k(with 1oz copper)

Delivery

PCBMay offers flexible shipping methods for our customers, you may choose from one of the methods below.

1. DHL

DHL offers international express services in over 220 countries.
DHL partners with PCBMay and offers very competitive rates to customers of PCBMay.
It normally takes 3-7 business days for the package to be delivered around the world.

DHL Forwarder

2. UPS

UPS gets the facts and figures about the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS Forwarder

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT Forwarder

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

Fedex Forwarder

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBMay, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

Note: if you need others, please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

On our website you can use the following payment methods:

Telegraphic Transfer(TT): A telegraphic transfer (TT) is an electronic method of transferring funds utilized primarily for overseas wire transactions. It’s very convenient to transfer.

Bank/Wire transfer: To pay by wire transfer using your bank account, you need to visit your nearest bank branch with the wire transfer information. Your payment will be completed 3-5 business days after you have finished the money transfer.

Paypal: Pay easily, fast and secure with PayPal. many other credit and debit cards via PayPal.

Credit Card: You can pay with credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.

    PCBMay- The Ultimate Supplier of Through Hole PCB Assembly

    PCBMay is a well-known supplier of through-hole PCB assembly in China. We can provide a well-manufactured through-hole printed circuit board assembly to ensure its superior quality. Here you’ll get the most outstanding through-hole PCB assembly.

    PCBMay through-hole technology (also spelled “thru-hole”) is the installation scheme used for electronic components that utilize leads inserted into drilled holes on printed circuit boards (PCB) and soldered to pads on the opposite side either by hand or with automated insertion mount machines.

    This PCBMay through-hole PCB assembly has benefits such as:

    • Increased physical connectivity – component leads run throughout the board instead of secured to the board’s surface, as with SMT components.
    • More-reliable prototyping- Through-hole components are easily replaceable; more challenging to heat (better heat tolerance) means THT is a good choice for military and aerospace products,
    • Power handling capability – Through-hole soldering is better suited for more significant components that undergo high power, high voltage, and mechanical stress.

    With the help of our skilled engineers, we are confident that we can deliver the best through-hole PCB assembly that you wanted. PCBMay is your one-stop solution for through-hole PCB assembly. We offer layouts and designs to come up with your ideas, we are open for discussion about it, and we are patiently tackle everything for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us we are so delighted to answer all your questions.

    PCBMay has an expert engineer and technical team to accommodate all your request. To help you provide professional advice regarding through-hole PCB assembly and other related products during the procedure like the designs, ideas to conserve your time and money. No need for you to find another supplier because PCBMay is all you need.

    Be our partners now! We have a lot to offer you. Aside from the skilled engineers, we have our advanced technology to manufacture your through-hole PCB assembly. We are also ISO certified and UL US and Canada approved.

    What are you waiting for? Contact us now.

    Through Hole PCB Assembly: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

    Are you worried about the durability of your PCB-driven devices?

    Through-hole PCB assembly is the ultimate choice to take care of this problem. This assembly enables electric circuits to endure extreme types of stress. The immense benefits of through-hole PCB assembly make it supremely effective in prototype PCB productions.

    But, do you have a sufficient idea about through-hole PCB assembly? If not, don’t get nervous. PCBMay is the most reliable manufacturer of PCB through-hole technology. This FAQ guide will let you know the ins and outs of through-hole PCB assembly. Let’s start with us.

    What Is Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB assembly is conducted through THT(Through-Hole Technology). Here, through-board components with leads are inserted into the PCB surface via drilled holes. These leads are soldered manually or by using the wave soldering method.

    Through-hole PCB assembly is highly applicable where impressive robustness is required. This process allows the leads to go through the PCB holes. That’s why PCB can put up with huge mechanical and thermal stress.

    Through Hole PCB Assembly

    Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Besides, THT promotes layer bonding of PCBs. This technology can resist corrosion, high acceleration, etc. So, electronic devices which incorporate through-hole PCB assembly render their service for a long time.

    What Are The Advantages Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB assembly offers numerous advantages in versatile applications. So, it has become the leading method of PCB assembly nowadays.

    The most noteworthy benefits of through-hole PCB assembly are explained here for you.

    High Durability

    Through-hole PCB assembly provides a higher resistance in opposition to mechanical pressure. It makes the attachment between PCB layers strong. This property obstructs the breakage of electric circuits.

    Highly Durable Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Highly Durable Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Again, thorough-hole components like chip capacitors don’t get affected by vibration because of having lead wires. That’s why through-hole PCB components are highly durable.

    Thermal resistivity

    Effective temperature resistance is another advantage of through-hole PCB assembly. Through-hole PCB components operate in a wide range of temperatures. But, they don’t compromise the performance of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Longevity

    The components used in through-hole PCB assembly last for a long period. They can function amidst the extreme thermal state, stress, etc with great efficiency. So, through-hole PCB assembly provides superior longevity.

    Functionality

    Through-hole PCB assembly renders commendable functionality. Here, through-hole PCB components can be interchanged easily. So they are compatible with PCB prototype applications. You can test these components without any complications.

    Through-hole PCB assembly is highly applicable in the aerospace industry and defense technology due to its high robustness. It also resists the frictional loss of through-hole PCB components. All of these properties enhance the functionality of through-hole PCB assembly

    High Power

    Through-hole PCB components operate at high power levels. That’s why solder joints can carry high current loads in through-hole PCB assembly.

    Hybrid

    The components used in through-hole PCB assembly combine through-hole pins and SMPs(Surface Mount Pads). Such as the mounting pins of the connectors are through-hole where the signal pins are surface mount.

    The amalgamation of these impressive advantages turns through-hole PCB assembly into a widely used process.

    What Are The Disadvantages Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Despite having tremendous benefits, through-hole PCB assembly also has some limitations. Such as:

    • The drilling of holes in through-hole PCB assembly is costly and lengthy.
    • The rate of component placement is low.
    • Manual soldering lacks the reliability of through-hole PCB assembly.

    You can lessen these disadvantages if you choose the best manufacturer for through-hole PCB assembly. Contact us to experience the excellence of PCB with through-hole PCB assembly.

    Effective Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Effective Through-hole PCB Assembly

    What Are The Components Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    The components of through-hole PCB assembly are the best choice to ensure a  powerful layer connection in PCB. These components are extremely durable. They are the key factor behind the immense application of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Components

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Components

    Here, The components of through-hole PCB assembly are enlisted for your convenience.

    • Resistors
    • Diodes
    • Inductors
    • Capacitors
    • Transistors
    • Relays
    • MOSFET(Metal Oxide Field Effect Transistor)
    • Switch
    • Connectors
    • IC

    These components are classified into two categories. One is radial lead components and the other is axial lead components. Both of these types of components are highly effective in reliable through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Are Radial Lead Components In Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Radial lead components in through-hole PCB assembly are placed vertically on the PCB surface. They cover a small portion of PCB. Radial lead components always maintain a  fixed distance.

    Versatile capacitors like ceramic capacitors, electrolytic capacitors, LDRs, VDRs, transistors, connectors, etc are some of the radial lead components of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Radial Lead components Of Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Radial Lead components Of Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Radial lead components are compatible with high-density PCB projects and high-speed automated applications. They promote the portability and flexibility of electric circuits in through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Are Axial Lead Components In Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Axial lead components in through-hole PCB assembly contain lead. Here, leads come through each terminal of cylindrical-shaped components. Axial lead components refer to the flexibility of lead distance in through-hole PCB assembly.

    Axial Lead Components Of Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Axial Lead Components Of Through-hole PCB Assembly

    The two lead ends of axial lead components undergo the drilled holes on PCB. So, these components remain flat and close to the PCB surface. Carbon film resistors, rectifier diodes, axial lead capacitors are some notable axial lead components used in through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Techniques Are Applied In Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Applying the most effective technique in through-hole PCB assembly is very important. There are two most applicable assembly techniques available for through-hole PCB assembly.

    • Manual through-hole PCB assembly
    • Automated through-hole PCB assembly

    You have to choose your required technique concerning the application type, production scale, cost, time length, efficiency, and so on. You have an opportunity of doing a mash-up between these two techniques.

    This is called the mixed through-hole PCB assembly technology. We provide a worthwhile through-hole PCB assembly by applying the best technique required for your PCB projects.

    What Is Manual Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Manual through-hole PCB assembly is a  common technique for PCB assembly. Here, you have to place the through-hole components on the PCB surface and solder them. You can easily perform these tasks manually.

    Again, you can replace through-hole PCB components efficiently. through-hole PCB assembly consists of some consecutive steps. You need to deliver the PCB to another section to perform the next step.

    The manual technique is effective for small-scale PCB production. This is actually a designer-dependent assembly technique. The designer uses tweezers to pick and place through-hole components.

     Manual Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Manual Through-hole PCB Assembly

    The performance testing of manual through-hole PCB assembly is very lengthy. There is a higher chance of inaccuracy. Again, manual through-hole PCB assembly delays your production in the case of soldering problems.

    But, this technique saves your money. Despite having some drawbacks, the manual technique is applied in through-hole PCB assembly. Watch the following video:

     

    What Is Automated Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Automated through-hole PCB assembly is the most reliable technique for PCB. You can be free from the sufferings of time delay, poor production value, etc. Here the placement of components, soldering, inspection, etc are conducted without any human input.

    This technique is more reliable than manual through-hole PCB assembly. You can apply automated through-hole PCB assembly in both small and large-scale PCB productions. You can get better performance from your devices through automated through-hole PCB assembly.

    Automated Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Automated Through-hole PCB Assembly

    There are so many effective automated testing methods available. Such as automated optical inspection, X-ray inspection, etc. These inspections take less time to identify defects and provide higher accuracy.

    Automated through-hole PCB assembly is costly. So, it has fewer uses in low-volume PCB applications.

    10.Through-hole Vs SMT – Which One Is Better?

    Through-hole and surface mount PCB assembly are two classic assembly processes nowadays. through-hole PCB assembly is superior to SMT in versatile aspects.

    Through-hole VS SMT

    Through-hole VS SMT

    The significant factors which differentiate through-hole PCB assembly and SMT are explained here.

    • Through-hole PCB assembly delivers higher durability than surface mount technology. Through-hole components and PCB have a strong bond due to wave soldering.
    • Through-hole PCB assembly is applicable in high power load components like electrolytic capacitors, connectors, transformers, etc. Its outstanding stress tolerance makes it more usable in the military and aerospace industries.
    • The resistance against corrosion is high in the case of through-hole PCB assembly. Its acceleration tolerance is also high. SMT PCB assembly suffers from high frictional damage.
    • Through-hole PCB components are easier to swap compared to SMT. That’s why you can easily inspect through-hole PCB assembly. This property helps to ensure hassle-free PCB manufacturing.

    But, if you think about cost and high reliability, SMT PCB assembly renders better performance than through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Equipments Are Used In Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB assembly consists of multiple steps. Each step requires specific types of equipment to operate the assembly. Now, have a  look at the necessary equipment used in different steps of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Using solder paste

    This is usually the first step of through-hole PCB assembly. You need to apply solder paste on the PCB surface to attach the components properly. Here, you need to use the following machines-

    • Solder paste printing machine
    • Solder paste inspection machine.

    These types of equipment make the paste application perfect.

    Placement of components

    In through-hole PCB assembly, components placing is a crucial subject. In this phase, a machine is used to put dots of glue on PCB. You need to place the components in those locations.

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Equipments

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Equipments

    Besides, a pick and place machine places the through-hole components on the specific spots of PCB.

    Soldering

    Through-hole PCB assembly uses a wave soldering machine to weld the PCB surface. This machine supplies a solder wave to weld the through-hole components lead on the other side of PCB.

    Inspection

    This step is the last but not the least. A proper inspection ensures a top-class through-hole PCB assembly. Usually, automated optical inspection is conducted through an AOI machine.

    Besides, a special X-ray machine is used to conduct automated x-ray inspection.

    What Are The Processes Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB Assembly is a combination of several processes. You have to go through some important steps to make sure a perfect through-hole PCB Assembly.

    Now, the required steps of the through-hole PCB Assembly process are-

    • Prepare the bare PCB by applying solder paste to it.
    • Place the through-hole components on the PCB.
    • Soldering the components manually or by using the wave solder machine.
    • Identify the faults through some reliable testing methods and correct them.
    • Clean the PCB surface
    • Separate the PCB panels.

    These are the required processes of through-hole PCB Assembly.

    What Information Do You Need Before Ordering Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    You need to know the minimum information before ordering through-hole PCB assembly properly. Are you aware of that? Don’t worry. We are here to let you know the required information to order an effective through-hole PCB assembly.

    Gerber Files

    Gerber files are a sum of 2D images of through-hole PCB. This file contains PCB trace width, pads, vias of each layer. You need to know some information about Gerber files.

    gerber File In Through Hole PCB Assembly

     Gerber File In Through Hole PCB Assembly

    Such as:

    • Is it loading in the Gerber viewer?
    • Are the PCB layers aligned properly?
    • Is the trace width correct?

    Centroid File

    This file maintains the proper picking and placing of through-hole components.

    Drill File

    You get the information about the hole’s location and size from this file.

    Board Outline

    You need to be aware of the PCB outline and the placement of components from the board outline.

    Components

    It is very crucial to check the availability of the required components before ordering through-hole PCB assembly.

    If you have all of these details, you can order through-hole PCB assembly now.

    What Is The Preparational Process Of Through Hole PCB Assembly Soldering?

    In through-hole PCB assembly, you need to make some preparations before soldering. Here, the preparational process includes-

    • Gather the required soldering materials. Such as desolder tools, microscopes, wipes, etc.
    • Select the proper iron for soldering.
    • Clean the PCB without damaging any component or part of the PCB.
    • Eliminate the unnecessary solder. Additional solder causes complications during placing the through-hole components.

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Soldering Preparation

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Soldering Preparation

    How To Apply Soldering In The PCB With A Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    You can apply two popular soldering methods in PCB with a through-hole PCB assembly. They are-

    • Wave Soldering
    • Through Hole Reflow(THR) Soldering

    Let’s have a look at the explanation of these solderings.

    Wave Soldering

    This soldering technology has the widest uses. Here, through-hole components with leads go through the holes on PCB. A wave is applied on the opposite side of the PCB surface at a high temperature. This soldering wave creates a plate on that portion.

    The PCB portion out of soldering should be enfolded with a protective mask. Otherwise, undesired welding at some portions of the PCB surface may occur.

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Wave Soldering

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Wave Soldering

    Wave soldering is cheaper compared to other soldering methods in through-hole PCB assembly. This is compatible with both small-scale and large-scale productions.

    Watch this video on wave soldering:

    THR Soldering

    In through-hole reflow soldering, solder paste is applied to the holes. You need to control the temperature to melt this solder paste properly. It melts at more than 100⁰C and fills the PCB surface perfectly.

    A proper connection is established between through-hole PCB components when the temperature decreases. THR soldering ensures high mechanical balance in through-hole PCB assembly.

    But, it costs more than wave soldering. THR soldering is not reliable for low-volume through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Are The Applications Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB assembly has immense application in various industries. Its supreme reliability makes it a widely used assembly technology for PCB manufacturing.

    Here, some notable applications of through-hole PCB assembly are included for you.

    Defense Industry

    The pieces of equipment used in defense technology like military sectors require strong robustness. Again, corrosion is a big issue in this industry. Through-hole PCB assembly provides tremendous durability which makes it the best choice in the defense industry.

    Widely Used Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Widely Used Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Aerospace Industry

    through-hole PCB assembly can tolerate high rotational acceleration. Besides, this is useful to resist friction to a large extent. That’s why the aerospace industry utilizes through-hole PCB components for their versatile applications.

    Prototype Circuits

    through-hole PCB assembly is simple to operate and swap. This property makes through-hole components compatible with prototype PCB assembly. Since PCB is the base of electric circuits, various electric devices incorporate through-hole PCB assembly for longevity and excellent performance.

    Besides, you will find through-hole PCB assembly in medical equipment, automotive devices, etc.

    Can You Test Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    To experience the best performance from electronic devices, you need to conduct some tests for through-hole PCB assembly. A reliable testing procedure ensures the faultless assembly of through-hole PCB.

    Here, the most worthwhile inspection methods are explained for your convenience.

    Automated Optical Inspection(AOI)

    This test is operated through an AOI machine. This machine is incorporated with high-quality cameras to capture images of through-hole PCB assembly. Then, these images are compared with the ideal through-hole PCB.

    Automated optical inspection is compatible with prototypes and high-volume through-hole PCB assembly. This test never kills extra time. You can find out the defects of through-hole PCB assembly efficiently.

    Automated X-ray Inspection(AXI)

    Here, the penetration and scanning capabilities of X-rays are applied to identify fault solder connections.  It also checks any kind of conflicting feature of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Testing

    Through-hole PCB Assembly Testing

    This test is a little bit costly. You need to wait some time to get the result of the through-hole PCB assembly inspection.

    Electrical Testing  

    Through-hole PCB assembly must need to pass the electrical test. It verifies the functionality of a through-hole PCB. In this case, the inspector should maintain the ambient atmosphere similar to the operating environment of PCB.

    Then, a specific current is supplied to the through-hole PCB. The inspector of this test checks different endpoints, solder joints, etc with a tester. If any type of fault is found, you need to resolve that.

    Except for these, you can conduct a visual inspection to verify the performance of through-hole PCB assembly.

    What Is The Cost Of Through Hole PCB Assembly?

    Through-hole PCB assembly is cost-effective. You need to apply drilled holes on the PCB surface. This process increases the cost of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Cost-effective Through-hole PCB Assembly

    Cost-effective Through-hole PCB Assembly

    But, this assembly process provides great robustness to the circuits. Thus, your electric devices get commendable longevity. That means through-hole PCB assembly trade-off between performance with apparent high cost.

    We are providing a cost-effective PCB assembly service. Contact us to experience the effectiveness of through-hole PCB assembly now at an affordable rate.

    How To Choose A Through Hole PCB Assembly Manufacturer?

    The most crucial thing to ensure the high-quality performance of PCB is to choose a through-hole PCB assembly manufacturer. You need to follow some steps to find out the best manufacturer for through-hole PCB assembly.

    Long Experience

    First and foremost, you need to choose a manufacturer having huge experience in through-hole PCB assembly. You can check the following important information from its website-

    • The operating period of the manufacturer
    • Through-hole PCB assembly service providing time
    • Production volume
    • Its manufactured products
    • Customer review

    If these factors are impressive, you can keep the manufacturer in your choice.

    Quality Of Assembly

    You have to give optimum priority to the quality of through-hole PCB assembly. Through-hole PCB must be IPC class 2 or class 3 standard. To assure this high standard, the manufacturer must supply top-quality pieces of equipment.

    Again, a through-hole PCB assembly service provider should have certifications from some reliable organizations like RoHS, ISO, etc. You need to check that the manufacturer has sufficient storage of raw materials.

    Cost

    A trustworthy manufacturer should provide an affordable rate for through-hole PCB assembly. You should verify the cost concerning the components, production volume, etc.

    Customer Service

    Through-hole PCB manufacturers must render 7/24  hours of sales and technical support. It should have a skilled group of technicians for giving instant service. Besides, You have to look after the warranty policy of the through-hole PCB manufacturer.

    We have been providing superior quality through-hole PCB of IPC class 2 standard for more than 15 years. We also have ISO certification. So, contact us to enjoy the benefits of through-hole PCB assembly.

    Conclusion

    through-hole PCB assembly is the best process to make your electric circuits durable. Immense positive sides enhance its uses in different sectors where the robustness of PCB is a must. through-hole PCB assembly lifts the reliability of  THT PCB manufacturing.

    PCBmay is the leading manufacturer of through-hole PCB. We have tried to cover each corner of the through-hole PCB assembly. We hope this FAQ guide will help you to choose the best PCB assembly. If you have any queries about through-hole PCB assembly, contact us.

     

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