What to ask your box build manufacturer

Electronic manufacturing for box build assembly
  • October 17, 2023

Choosing a contract manufacturer or electronic manufacturing service is an important step in a box build assembly process.

Because of the complexities of manufacturing electronic devices, it is important to know that your suppliers are competent and appropriate for your project.

Want to learn about the different aspects of box build? Read this article about everything from the components to outsourcing of box build assembly.

In this article, we have collected for questions you should ask your CM or EMS before agreeing to cooperate with them.

1. What box build assemblies have you done before?

It can seem obvious, but knowing if the supplier is appropriate for your specific project is important. One way of figuring this out is by asking about previous experience.

2. Where are your suppliers and assembly plants placed?PCBA

Knowing where suppliers and factories are geographically located can be useful for several reasons. First of all, it might be advantageous if the production is placed in an industrial hub. This will reduce the quality loops and thereby the production time.

You should also consider any cultural and language barriers. If the CM or EMS have suppliers in China, they should know the Chinese language and business culture to avoid misunderstandings and unforeseen problems.

3. How do you work with quality assurance?

Testing functionality and quality control is vital for a good box build. Ask how your supplier supports this. Do they make work manuals? What certificates do they have regarding electronic assemblies? Are they willing to spend time developing if the device is not functioning as planned? There are many ways of handling quality. Find a supplier that aligns with your needs and experience level.

global-eac-worker-with-table-gloves-and-tools4. Can you help us design and develop?

Manufacturing a box build is a process that needs continuous development and adjusting. That is why it might be helpful if your CM or EMS can support you in this. Ask what experience they have in the development process and if they cooperate with their customers in designing the electronic devices.




Know what you want and what you need from your supplier

Before asking all these questions, you need to know how much support you need in the assembly process and what other requirements you have.

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