Customised PCB Assembly FAQs

Check out some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) we are asked about our customised PCB assembly service undertaken at our headquarters in Brackley, Northamptonshire…


Which PCB assembly techniques does CDT use?

We hand solder and have pick-and-place machines to assemble your PCB’s. Both SMT and through-hole mounting are used to produce single-sided boards.


Do you undertake customised PCB assembly of prototypes?

Yes, as full turnkey solution specialists established in 1986 we have extensive experience of developing and assembling customised prototype boards, please contact us to find out how we can help


Do you have standard lead times for assembly orders?

For a full PCB assembly service, it’s roughly 4 weeks however our turnaround times vary depending on quantities required, the complexity of your PC boards, and the PCB assembly processes involved.  Once we have all the parts, your Gerber file(s) and BOM we schedule your assembly job in the most efficient way possible.


What is the minimum order quantity for PCB board assembly?

There are no minimum order quantities. As a full turnkey solution provider, we specialise in low volumes offering a quality end-to-end service that includes the box / enclosure or casing and usually is in the low hundreds quantity-wise, please contact us to get a quote.


Can CDT manufacture restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) PCBs?

Yes, we can, we have extensive experience with lead-free and the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) compliant PCBs.


What files or documentation do you need to begin a turnkey assembly job?

  • All of your Gerber files
  • BOM (.xls)
  • Additional requirements or instructions.


If you cannot find the answer to your boxbuild or customised PCB Assembly question in our FAQs please call us on 01280 845530 or contact us online – we are happy to help.