Value Engineering

Maximize Value, Minimize Costs

Value Engineering PCBAvoid Costly Mistakes & Pitfalls.

Taking your prototype to full production requires many steps to source components and test the proof of concept from a manufacturing perspective.

At DCA Manufacturing we are experts in sourcing low cost vendors for your components, and working with your prototype to build and test a proof of concept prior to full production. You are the expert on your product, and we are experts in printed circuit board production.  Working together we can help you create a successful product launch.

Value Engineering Services

Each of our account managers and buyers have personal relationships with major industry vendors like Digi-KeyAvnetArrowChrisFutureMouserNewarkTTI and will source your project with multiple vendors to secure the lowest price. Other value engineering services include:

  • Identifying replacement components to lower costs or replace obsolete parts
  • Conceptualization / board layout advice to improve throughput times
  • Consultation on surface mount and selective solder options
  • Sourcing of test-fixture equipment
  • Utilization of our jet solder paste printer for low volume runs

Standards & Guidelines

Our team uses and is certified in IPC standards and guidelines, including IPC-A-610 J-Std 001, to outline workmanship criteria for your project. These guidelines are used as best practice outlines for:

  • Component Orientation and Soldering Criteria for through-hole
  • Surface Mount Technology (SMT) setup procedures
  • Discrete Wiring Assemblies
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Cleaning, marking, coating and laminate requirements
  • Lead-free Guidelines

Quality Systems

Our manufacturing engineers are experienced with quality systems, and can provide quality performance data for continuous process improvement. At DCA Manufacturing, every project is tracked to Level 4 traceability, which means we can help you improve the quality of every assembly leaving our facility.

Give us a call today at 1-800-871-7838, contact us online, or request a quote for your next project.