PCB fabrication assembly is the process of assembling PCBs. PCBs are created in a manufacturing facility and then need to be assembled by hand before being tested or used. This guide will walk you through three simple steps that will allow you to get started with PCB fabrication assembly. These steps are:
1) Gather Your Tools,
– PCB Fabrication Assembly Tools
– PCB Design tools (e.g., Eagle CAD software, AutoCAD)
– Soldering Iron and related equipment: solder wire, flux pen, etc.
– Safety gear including but is not limited to safety glasses with side shields and a heavy-duty soldering station or stand that is
2) Clean Off The PCB Board,
– PCB board needs to be cleaned of any excess flux or solder that may still reside on the PCB after fabrication. Flux residue can often cause manufacturing defects when assembled and is a hazard in certain situations, so it should never be left untreated. Remove dust from PCBs by using compressed air if possible. If not available, use canned air.
3) Attach Components To The PCB Board,
– PCBs can be used to form circuit boards with components attached. The most common PCB assembly technique is called Surface Mount Technology, or SMT for short. This process involves assembling the PCB on a table that has been prepped and cleaned before adding all of the necessary electronic devices to what will eventually become an operational device.
PCBs are often used for electronics, such as keyboards, computers, circuit boards, and many other devices that need some circuitry built into it.