When costs are saved in PCB procurement, the quality of the PCB often suffers. By using cheap or inferior materials and process technologies, PCBs are less resistant to moisture, temperature fluctuations or mechanical stress. This can then lead to problems such as corrosion, cracks or fractures. PCBs may be unevenly etched and drilled, which can lead to short circuits or connection failures. Poor quality control means that faulty PCBs go largely undetected and are not sorted out. Inferior quality can eventually lead to malfunctions or failures of electronic devices.
2. long-term economic efficiency
High-quality PCBs are more economical in the long run. They have a longer life and are less prone to failures and problems, which reduces repair and maintenance costs in the long run.
If you only look at costs in design development and PCB procurement, you can only opt for a standard solution. A standard solution will not deliver the best result for your project. By working with an experienced and innovative PCB manufacturer, future-oriented and customised solutions are developed that are optimised to the specific requirements of the project.
Time and costs
4. Time and costs
Due to long supply chains of cheap printed circuit boards, complaints about defective goods are subject to considerable delays. The reasons for complaints are discovered at the earliest when the goods are received, and at the latest when they reach the testing area. The company has to bear most of the additional costs caused by this. The installation of faulty PCBs increases the repair and maintenance costs due to the rework. In the worst case, a defective PCB in the factory can also lead to a loss of production and ultimately to a loss of customers.
Other countries have different environmental standards. Chemicals are used in the production of printed circuit boards. Disposing of these chemicals improperly saves money but leads to serious environmental pollution and health risks. Disposing of them at the expense of the environment is cheaper than recycling. The CO₂ balance due to long transport routes and the use of cheap fossil energy further burden the environment.