Circuit Board Assembly Services

Surface Mount Technology

  • Fully automated high-speed SMT lines with 120K  parts placement per hour
  • Lines are equipped with in-line Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and in-line Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) machines
  • Glenbrook X-Ray technology
  • Vi-5K 3D AOI Technology
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Thru Hole and Final Assembly

  • Hand soldering, de-panelization, pemming
  • Aqueous Technology Board washer
  • 450 Ecoselect Selective Wave for fine point selective soldering
  • Ersa BGA / Fine Pitch rework station
  • Applo Seiko Robotic Arms for precision point soldering

Test and Trouble Shooting

  • Certified technicians and engineers
  • Full test capabilities and trouble shooting
  • Programming
  • Test fixture design using Labview
  • Temperature chamber testing
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Have questions about assembling circuit boards? Contact our company specialists at 587-741-3003. IMS Manufacturing provides high-quality Alberta-based circuit board assembly services.

What is Assembling Circuit Boards?

Assembling circuit boards involves the process of putting together electronic components onto a circuit board to create functional electronic devices. This process typically includes several steps:

  1. Component selection. Choosing the appropriate electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and connectors based on the circuit design and specifications.
  2. Preparing the circuit board. Preparing the circuit board by cleaning it and ensuring it’s free from any debris or contaminants. This might involve processes like solder mask application and surface finish preparation.
  3. Component placement. Placing the components onto the circuit board according to the layout specified in the design. This can be done manually by technicians or through automated pick-and-place machines.
  4. Soldering. Soldering is the process of permanently attaching the components to the circuit board. This can be done using soldering irons for through-hole components or using reflow ovens for surface-mount components.
  5. Inspection. Inspecting the assembled circuit boards to ensure that all components are correctly placed and soldered. This may involve visual inspection, automated optical inspection (AOI), or X-ray inspection for more precise analysis.
  6. Testing. Testing the assembled circuit boards to ensure they function correctly. This may involve functional testing, electrical testing, and/or programming microcontrollers or other programmable components.
  7. Quality control. Implementing quality control measures throughout the assembly process to identify and rectify any defects or issues that arise. This may involve process monitoring, statistical process control (SPC), and continuous improvement efforts.
  8. Packaging and shipping. Once assembled and tested, the circuit boards are packaged according to customer requirements and shipped out for use in various electronic devices.

Overall, assembling circuit boards requires precision, attention to detail, and adherence to quality standards to ensure the reliable operation of electronic devices.

Circuit Board Assembly Steps in IMS Manufacturing


  1. Design and prototyping.
  2. Material procurement.
  3. Stencil production.
  4. Component inspection.

During assembly:

  1. Solder paste application.
  2. Component placement.
  3. Reflow soldering.
  4. Through-hole component insertion and wave soldering.

Final assembly:

  1. Cleaning.
  2. Inspection.
  3. Functional testing.
  4. Packaging and shipping.

These 3 stages seem to cover the entire process of PCB assembly, starting from the design and procurement of materials to the electro-mechanical assembly and concluding with the final inspection and testing of the assembled electronic device.

Main Advantages of Circuit Board Assembly Services

Circuit board assembly services in Alberta offer several advantages:

  • Expertise and experience. Circuit board assembly services often have highly skilled technicians and engineers with extensive experience in assembling electronic components. This expertise ensures that the assembly process is carried out efficiently and accurately.
  • Cost-effectiveness. Outsourcing circuit board assembly can often be more cost-effective than setting up an in-house assembly line. Circuit board assembly services typically have economies of scale, allowing them to procure components at lower costs and optimize the assembly process for efficiency.
  • Time-saving. By outsourcing circuit board assembly, companies can save significant time in the manufacturing process. Circuit board assembly services are equipped with specialized equipment and processes that can streamline assembly, reducing the time to market for electronic products.
  • Quality assurance. Reputable circuit board assembly services implement stringent quality control measures to ensure that assembled boards meet high-quality standards. This includes thorough inspection and testing procedures to identify and rectify any defects before products are shipped to customers.
  • Scalability. Circuit board assembly services can accommodate varying production volumes, allowing companies to scale up or down production as needed without investing in additional equipment or resources. This flexibility is especially beneficial for companies with fluctuating demand or product lifecycles.
  • Access to advanced technology. Circuit board assembly services often invest in the latest technology and equipment, such as automated pick-and-place machines, soldering reflow ovens, and inspection systems. This allows for the assembly of complex circuit boards with high precision and reliability.
  • Focus on core competencies. Outsourcing circuit board assembly allows companies to focus their resources and attention on their core competencies, such as product design, marketing, and customer service, rather than getting bogged down in the intricacies of manufacturing.
  • Risk mitigation. By partnering with a reliable circuit board assembly service, companies can mitigate the risks associated with manufacturing, such as supply chain disruptions, equipment failures, and quality issues. Circuit board assembly services often have contingency plans in place to address potential challenges and ensure continuity of production.

Overall, circuit board assembly services offer numerous advantages for companies seeking efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality manufacturing solutions for their electronic products.

Where to Order Assembling Circuit Boards?

Circuit board assembly companies in Alberta are plentiful, but you need to look at IMS Manufacturing.

Our company prioritizes quality assurance throughout the entire assembly process. We employ rigorous inspection and testing procedures to ensure that all assembled PCBs meet standards before being shipped to customers.

IMS Manufacturing’s responsive team is always available to answer any questions that may arise.

Have questions about assembling circuit boards? Contact our company specialists at 587-741-3003. IMS Manufacturing provides high-quality Alberta-based circuit board assembly services.