PRODUCTS & SERVICES
PCB SURFACE FINISHES, TESTING, AND MANAGED INVENTORY
SBC provides multiple surface/plating finishes to meet the many requirements of the electronics industry.
- ENIG (Electroless Nickel – Immersion Gold) (RoHS Compliant)
- Immersion Silver (RoHS Compliant)
- Lead-Free Solder
- Gold Plating (RoHS Compliant)
- Edge Plating
- Gold Fingers
Laboratory – SBC’s supplier partners have fully functional Labs. This insures complete capability to support process controls throughout the manufacturing process. All chemical baths are analyzed on a strict schedule. Test coupons are placed on 100% of panels processed. Boards and test coupons are analyzed through cross sections and measuring equipment to check for hole integrity and metal thickness on a routine daily basis. Test coupons allows a high level of quality control in many areas including: registration, plating thicknesses, hole quality, and dielectric thicknesses.
SBC supplied boards are all 100% scanned inner layers using Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment.
Finished boards are electrically tested to verify continuity of the circuitry. Final test is performed through Flying Probe Test Systems or Bed of Nails fixture (for single sided test) or Clam Shell fixture (for double sided SMT boards) technology. Customer’s find SBC products to be highly reliable due to our robust quality systems. A typical Flying Probe Test System is shown below.
ATG A5CF Flying Probe Test System
Managed Inventory – Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), JIT, & Kanban Programs
SBC has multiple VMI programs/models in place to offer our Customers. Based on customer supply chain requirements SBC will tailor a system to meet your needs. We can take full responsibility for maintaining an agreed inventory level of your products based on consumption or as required.
SBC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company through UL-DQS. South Bay Circuits utilizes ISO 9001:2015 eight fundamental quality management principles to help improve our PC Board Fab, PC Assembly, and Box Build performance. Certificate #: 10000903 QM15
ITAR Registered! We are a manufacturer that builds defense articles with related technical data that can be defined on the United States Munitions List (Part 121 of the ITAR), where we are registered.