Anyone who uses electronics and outsources their manufacture is familiar with the roles of designer and manufacturer. The designer provides all of the (digital) information to an EMS company which then assembles the required product. Two worlds, two disciplines. Does this yield the optimum result? Probably not. tbp electronics refers to the missing element as early involvement. A good partnership between the designer and the EMS company is smart. A reliable end product is a given if the design complies with the rules labelled as DfM (Design for Manufacturing), DfL (Design for Logistics) and DfT (Design for Test), jointly referred to as DfX, Design for
eXcellence. Our DfX-engineers provide advice in all these areas with the aim of reducing slip through to an absolute minimum. To achieve this they sit down with the designer from the very start of a new project to assist and advise.
not just a slogan
It is tbp's strong conviction that a good product can only come about if the designer and manufacturer work closely together to determine the correct test strategy. Practical experience shows that slip through decreases considerably as a result. Early involvement is not just a slogan, but a condition for creating a successful product. In other words, all pcba's are not created equal!
"tbp's early involvement proved to be a smart solution"