PCB rework will always be a part of our lives. We see it in the form of engineering change orders, product upgrades and revisions, general automated process errors, etc. Rework is one of the most unpredictable and variable parts of the PCB assembly process. In fact, no other single function in the assembly process negatively affects profitability more than rework.
In the past, cost of doing pcb rework was difficult to track since labor, equipment and WIP in the rework process were not costly and could be "swept under the table". With today's new and complex packages, rework has taken on a completely new meaning. The equipment, training and engineering support required is costing electronic assemblers millions, not to mention the damage/scrap that is being generated. Additionally, the "Time To Market" factor is costly by keeping a large amount of boards in work-in-progress to be reworked, unable to reach final markets. This is especially true in the communications, computer and telecom sectors where product life cycles are short. Successful companies are beginning to realize that the high cost of rework can be kept in check by outsourcing some of their rework tasks.
Our Contract Rework/Repair Division has the ability to provide expert rework, repair, and ECO modifications to your PCBs, as well as prototype runs. Our state of the art equipment and IPC certified operators insure the work done on your PCBs will be done quickly, correctly and reliably. 100% guaranteed. 4pcbassembly.com has performed rework/repair services for projects ranging from 1 board to 175,000 boards, and guarantees that 100% of your boards will be returned to you without damage. We have saved our customers millions of dollars by assisting them with the rework/repair process and providing fast, reliable service. Because of our specialized processes in rework and repair, our operators' output per person far exceeds that of in-house operators. Compare your fully burdened overhead rate of rework/repair to our per board price - you'll be surprised.