Component Assembly

Component Assembly

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  • September 1, 2023

PICA Manufacturing Solutions stands at the forefront of electronic component assembly, providing Through-Hole Technology (THT) and Surface Mount Technology (SMT) to cater to diverse manufacturing needs.

Their expertise in THT is showcased through precision manual soldering and selective soldering, ensuring durable and high-quality connections for both prototypes and specialized productions.

In the realm of SMT, PICA excels with a suite of advanced technologies:

  • Solder Paste Jetting and Stencil Printing provide precise and uniform solder paste application, accommodating high-density PCB designs.
  • Pick and Place machinery achieves rapid and accurate component placement, essential for efficient assembly.
  • Reflow Soldering solidifies connections with a controlled heating process, ensuring strong solder joints.
  • BGA and Micro-BGA Mounting capabilities highlight PICA’s proficiency in handling high-density interconnects, ensuring reliable electrical functionality.

PICA manufacturing solutions offers various services in component assembly and inspection processes necessary to guarantee quality.

PICA Manufacturing Solutions offers an Automated Optical Inspection service. OMRON Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is a state-of-the-art inspection machine that can detect various component and solder defects with cutting-edge technology that utilizes advanced cameras and image processing algorithms to inspect and identify defects in printed circuit boards (PCBs) after component assembly. Read more about our state-of-the-art AOI inspection service.

With the latest on-site  2D and 3D x-ray equipment, PICA offers real-time inspections for Printed Circuit Board components, assemblies, and other electronic devices. Along with on-site inspections conducted at our facility, we also offer remote inspections through our real-time conferencing system. This allows our clients to actively participate in the inspection process, ask questions, and gain a better understanding of the results.

PICA specializes in High Density (Fine Pitch) PCB Assembly, focusing on assembling boards with a high component density per square inch to optimize space and tolerances. Utilizing advanced techniques like micron microvias, blind and buried vias, and heavy copper, this process ensures efficient use of space and enhanced performance. Additionally, this service extends to Flex PCB/Flexible Printed Circuit Boards.

For protective measures, PICA offers Conformal Coating. Conformal coating is a lightweight material applied to PCBs that acts as a protective layer. It protects circuit boards and components against various environmental factors, including heat, humidity, moisture, ultraviolet light, chemical contaminants, and abrasive materials. The key benefit of applying a conformal coating is that the protection will extend the circuit board’s life and reduce component failure rates due to environmental factors.

Component assembly is pivotal in present-day manufacturing and engineering, offering numerous benefits in cost-effectiveness, quality assurance, and adaptability. At PICA Manufacturing Solutions, we not only provide component assembly services but also offer advanced inspection and protective measures to uphold the highest quality standards and enhance the longevity of your Flex PCB and Printed Circuit Boards.


Efficiency: Allows for more efficient production processes. Specialized tasks can be assigned to different teams and or automated systems thus streamlining the manufacturing process.

Cost-Effectiveness: By using prefabricated components, manufacturers can reduce production costs as they avoid the need for individual customer manufacturing of each part.

Quality Control: Since components are produced under strict quality standards, the final assembly will have higher quality and reliability.

Scalability: By using component assembly manufacturers can easily scale production rates by the number of parts being assembled. Modern pick and place machines allow for the consistent and reliable assembly of thousands of parts as needed.

Time-Savings: By using modern machines such as pick, and place and wave solder production is quick and efficient.

Design Flexibility: A wide range of parts and components can be incorporated into the assembly process as needed.

Interchangeability: Components are often interchangeable, making maintenance and repairs easier and more cost-effective.

Safety: With better quality control and precision in the assembly process, the risk of defects and failures is reduced enhancing overall product safety.


Manufacturing: Component assembly is widely used in manufacturing industries such automobiles, computers, appliances, machinery, and equipment.

Electronics: This technology is used in putting together integrated circuits, resisters, capacitors, and other electronic components onto circuit boards to create electronic devices.

Construction: Can be used for putting together prefabricated, building elements like walls and floors.

Robotics: It is used in constructing robotics, such as motors and sensors and actuators creating functional robotic systems.

Aerospace: It is crucial for constructing aircraft and spacecraft ensuring the precise integration of various components for safe and reliable operation.

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