In the last step of the process is Final inspection (quality control) and a team of sharp-eyed inspectors give each PCB a final careful check-over.
Here an inspector checks a customer’s assembly panel. She looks for any cosmetic defects like scratches. Then she measures the panel against the mechanical drawing, checking hole diameters with a tapered probe.
If everything is OK, she prints out the production release note.
After inspection the PCBs are vacuum-sealed to keep out dirt and moisture.
Then they are bubble-wrapped, securely boxed, sealed and shipped off to the customers throughout Europe by overnight courier.
The process is complete.
We have followed our PCB from the customer’s original design to the physical circuit board on its way to him to be assembled into his finished product.
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