1.What does your quoted price include?
The PCB assembly price including:
Setup fee: $7.00
SMT Assembly: $0.0015 per joint
Hand-soldering labor fee: $3.5
Manual Assembly: $0.02 per joint
Components cost: Based on the components you choose for assembly
Our online quotes will show the exact assembly fee and components cost after you select the parts for assembly.
2.What's your hand soldering (manual assembly) service?
Now JLCPCB can support through-hole components by offering hand soldering services, like connectors. The parts marked with "hand soldering" will be assembled manually.
Cost: $3.5 hand-soldering labor fee + $0.02 manual assembly fee per joint
Build time: SMT assembly service time + 1 more day
Ordering process: The same as SMT assembly. Choose parts markered with "hand soldering"
Note: We accept single-sided placement, so parts for manual and SMT assembly only can be placed on the same side.
3.Do you accept the components supplied by customer themselves or can you solder all the components?
Currently the components supplied by customer are not accepted by JLCPCB SMT. We provide parts you will
need to have your PCB assembled. Please note components that are not in our library won’t be placed on
4.How many components are supported by JLCPCB SMT?
Currently JLCPCB SMT supports 40k+ components, including 698 kinds of basic components and 40k+ extended
components. You can explore our in-stock parts in JLCPCB SMT Parts Library.
keeping extending our
5.What are “Basic components” and “Extended components” ?
Basic components are most common parts that have already loaded on P&P machines and keep on the same
feeder, so we don’t have to keep switching it and out and there is no labor fee on basic library
Extended components are required to change the feeders on P&P machines which needs an additional labor
fee, $3.00 per extended component.
6.What files are required for SMT assembly order?
Gerber file, it is used for PCB production.
BOM file(Bill of Materials). View Sample BOM.
CPL file(Component Placement List / Pick & Place File (PNP) file), it is used by our automated SMT
Assembly machines to determine where each part should be located on the board. View Sample
7.How do I place a SMT order?
Upload gerber files -->Upload BOM/CPL files --> Select the parts you want to assemble-->Get quote.
8. I want to order more than pieces, what can I do?
You can panelize your boards to realize a quantity of more than pieces, please note there is a panel
size limit of not bigger than 480x320mm.
9. What are your requirements for the panelized board?
Please panelize your boards with stamp holes, V-cut panels are not supported currently.
10. Do I need to add fiducial marks myself?
No, you don’t have to. We’ll add fiducial marks for SMT assembly.
11.How do you determine turn-time?
Assembly turn-time begins immediately after the PCB turn-time and 90% of SMT orders can be finished
within 24 hours, 48 hours at most. We prepare all necessary material for SMT assembly like SMT
engineering data, components and solder paste stencil while PCB production, so assembly can begin
immediately after completing the PCB fabrication. Below is a gantt chart that illustrates our project
12.Do you offer assembly on boards fabricated by another company?
Unfortunately, we do not. To maintain our quality standards, we only assemble PCB’s that we fabricate.
13. Do you provide with Lead or Lead-free Assembly?
14. Do you support BGA components assembly?