1. Lead Time:
12 working days normally for prototyping around and 15 working days for small batch production. the detailed lead time depends on many factors such as the components sourcing difficulty/ testing time, so the final lead time many altered for each projects.
Makerfabs will keep customer in touch in the whole process of production, or customer can check with the projects manager anytime.
Makerfabs help sourcing/ purchasing components with your detailed part list. We will prepare the components from official Authorized distributors or international distributors such as Mouser/Digikey. You can also specify the vendors you like so we can help purchasing them directly.
Some Notes about the Parts:
1. Makerfabs may use substitute brands for the resistors /capacitors/connectors and some other common used components. These components are tested and popular used in Shenzhen market, they may reduce your cost largely. We will remarks this in the quotation parts sheet with Y or N, which means original brand as your list, or not. If you have special requirements on this, please let us know.
2. For the components we can’t source or if you can get them with lower price, you can also send us the components. If you send them from other country than China, please note the Shipping Tips.
3. PCB Assembly and Price:
Projects will be soldered manually or by pick-n-place machine, depends on the projects quantity and soldering difficulty. Basically, for prototyping board<10 pcs, will be soldered by hand, while by machine with higher quantity. The price would be 0.03$ for each pads, both for SMD pads or THT pads. Note that a stencil would be needed for SMD soldering, even for hand soldering.
Makerfabs will quote the project as belows:
1. PCB Cost and Stencil: PCB cost depends on quantity/size/spec,same as PCB Prototyping; and Stencil for SMD pads soldering. Makerfabs will preserve the stencil for 3 month for customer re-production;
2. Assembly Cost: Based on soldering difficulty and quantity;
3. Engineer Starting fee: If some testing needed, the testing fee will be list here, based on the testing time, 0.1$/minute;
4. Components: Customer can check the detailed quotation for each components in the quotation parts sheet;
5. Shipping Fee: Makerfabs provide direct shenzhen DHL, with 2~3 days to North America and 3~4 days to other place all the world.
All the detailed quotation will be prepared for customer before your final decision. As the components, we can solder the most common used package such as 0201/0402/0603/QFP/QFN/BGA/THT.
4. Quality Control:
With more than 5 Years' experience in PCBA Production, Makerfabs treat the quality the most important factor in our business, the testing include:
1. Industry level PCB, All E-tested;
2. Official components from distributors or mouser/digikey/farnell, etc.
3. Prototyping sample before the mass Production for customer confirmation;
4. 100% visual inspection: For quantity >100 pcs, AOI inspection, according to IPC-A-610E and GB2828 sampling standard;
5. Functional testing include programming(customer provide testing method)
5. Quality Assurance:
Makerfabs cherish every relationship with customers and servers every customers by heart. But the PCB assembly is a works that always come up with errors, especially for prototyping and small batch production,we admit that there some mistakes may happen in the production. Makerfabs 100% responsible for the mistakes/ faults in the production. If there is indeed some problems in our production lead to your lost, you can directly contact your project manager or firstname.lastname@example.org to request re-production or even refunding.
Makerfabs would be glad to hear your suggestions/ complains if not satisfied, and your recommends to your friends with your satisfaction.
Makerfabs promises not to disclose any of your design files, your related designs are safe in Makerfabs. NDA files can be assigned to ensure the safety of your design.