A leading provider of PCB Assembly services in the USA.

Why Titan Circuits?

When we say that we care, we actually mean it. When you partner with us, we do everything possible to make sure your assemblies are completed on-time to your specifications with the highest quality. We truly consider ourselves an extension of your company's team.

New Equipment Highlight

selective soldering

This selective solder machine's pot has dual nozzles, which allows us to quickly and precisely solder through-hole components of different sizes without changing nozzles. With both Leaded and Lead-Free solder pots and nozzles, we are ready for leaded or RoHs PCB assemblies.

Ionic Contamination testing
Aqueous Zero Ion

This machine helps us test boards for ion contamination during the PCB assembly process to make sure that the assemblies meet our customer's requirements.

pick and place smt assembly

The speed, precision, and flexibility of this machine allows us to manufacture LED printed circuit board assemblies up to 58 inches long. This Swiss army knife pick and place machine has been a great addition to our facility.

About Us

pcb assembly in the usa

Titan Circuits — a division of Outroar LLC — specializes in high-mix, low to medium volume electronic manufacturing services in the USA. We operate on the principal that quality is built into all of our processes. From beginning to end, quality is in the forefront. We are committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality PCB assembly services with superior customer service.

What is PCB Assembly?

Printed circuit board (PCB) assembly is the process of soldering electronic components onto bare boards. Electronic components can be through-hole and/or surface mount (SMT). PCB assembly is one segment of the electronic manufacturing process. Other segments can include cable/wire harness and mechanical/box builds.

What is the difference between PCB fabrication and PCB assembly?

PCB fabrication is the process of manufacturing the bare board. The bare board is then used in the PCB assembly process. We offer both turnkey pcb assembly services and any combination of consigned kits. Turnkey pcb assembly is when we provide the PCB fabrication, components, and assembly labor. Customers can consign some or all of the components and bare boards as long as they meet our overage and panelization requirements so that the PCB assembly process runs smoothly.

What are the differences between through-hole and SMT PCB assembly?

Typically, pcb assemblies that have one-hundred percent through-hole components are legacy designs. Most newly designed printed circuit board assemblies have a majority of SMT components. The processes for assembling through-hole vs. SMT components are different:

  • Packaging; Through-hole components can come in bulk (loose), tubes, ammo tape (radial), and/or reels (axial). Surface mount components can come in bulk (loose), tubes, trays, cut-tape, and reels. For automated equipment like pick and place machines, cut-tape and reels are preferred so that they can be placed in feeders.
  • Preparation;Through-hole components sometimes need to be cut and trimmed to a certain length using manual or automated equipment before installing by hand. Sometimes, we need to add leaders to cut-tape and splice before installing into the feeders.
  • Placement; There are automatic insertion machines for through-hole components, however they getting phased out and are not as common as they once were. Surface mount components are typically automatically placed using pick and place machines. Pick and place machines have feeders that feed the parts into position for the nozzle to grab and place on the board.
  • Soldering; You can hand solder both through-hole and SMT components, however hand soldering isn't efficient for production pcb assembly. For through-hole PCBs, a wave solder or selective solder machine is used to solder the components to the board. For surface mount assemblies, solder paste is deposited on the board using a smt stencil before the parts are placed by the pick and place machine. The boards then go through a reflow oven to solder the components to the board.
  • Wash; Depending on the type of flux used during the soldering process, the boards might need to be washed. Both through-hole and SMT components can be washed unless specified by the manufacturer that they are water sensitive or "no clean". Sensors, Microphones and LEDs tend to be water sensitive.
AS9100d PCB Assembly Company

Titan Circuits
Trusted Electronic Manufacturing

ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Certified

Please email or call us (888-913-9522) to learn more about our printed circuit board assembly services. We are here to help you with all of your electronic manufacturing needs.

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