Before delving into which shipping options are best-suited to the PCB prototyping process, it is important that we underline the importance of prototype reliability.
When dealing with long distance clients,PCB assembly companies are hard-pressed to deliver results that are markedly more consistent than those of local providers. Although shipping providers can send delicate electronics safely using overnight shipping, the manufacturer must be able to trust the quality of the PCB prototype upon arrival.
If, for instance, an electronics manufacturer does not provide adequate manufacturability guidelines,there is a chance that the resulting PCBs may not hold up to testing. If the boards need to be sent back, reworked, and then sent again to their original intended destination, per unit shipping costs and labor cost will increase considerably.
For this reason, working with a trusted PCB assembly company is of utmost importance. Since most PCB assembly companies operate under non disclosure agreement that prevent prospective clients from determining who their other clients are, referrals to reputable prototype assemblers or PCB assemblers are incredibly valuable and is the key roadmap for manufacturers.
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