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Offline Mike WarrenTopic starter

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Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:32:14 pm »
Can anyone suggest a company that's economical for small jobs in Australia. Batch sizes would usually only be 100 or so. Mostly SM, but nothing too fine. 0805 and low pin count TQFP and SOIC. Sockets are through hole.

I don't mind going overseas as long as the company has good communication.

The attached pictures show a couple of typical jobs.
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 11:06:48 pm »
Do you have a target price in mind?  Are you wanting to supply parts?
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 11:12:28 pm »
I run a business in the UK specializing in short run PCB assembly - runs of 50-200 are the usual order size I receive.

I've read your thread here. The other side of the world may not be practical, especially if I need to send you the components, but I'll keep it in mind.
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 11:16:20 pm »
Do you have a target price in mind? 

Certainly a price range, but these are always very price sensitive. I'll often end up doing small batches myself. The pictures in my first post are previous projects and just representative.

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Are you wanting to supply parts?

I don't mind either way. Whatever works out most economical.
 
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 03:48:49 am »
It might be worth giving Electro Cad in Adelaide a call - (08) 8260 8999. I am not sure about pricing, but I can tell you the work they do there is top-notch (I once worked for them developing some interfacing software).
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 12:19:39 pm »
100qty is the sort of volume that good for hand soldering.
I used to use Vutronics in Melbourne (one-man-band in his garage) for my uWatch and uCurent boards. No setup fee, just fixed price per board.
vutronics11 AT tpg.com.au
As an estimate, that top board would probably cost no more than $5/board to hand assemble.

For automated assembly, I've used Ramzonics for my uCurrent
http://ramzonics.com.au/site/
and am now dealing with Soltronico up near Newcastle:
http://www.soltronico.com.au/Main/Home.html

For 100qty, the setup fees of machine assembly probably aren't worth it. e.g. $300 stencil, machine setup fee, + extra hand soldering.
The setup fee alone would likely pay for your whole job to be hand assembled.

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 03:28:26 am »
Thanks for the information.

I have already used Ramzonics for a couple of projects. I'm happy with his quality, but find communication spotty and delivery dates unreliable.  I'll check out the others.

 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 03:35:34 am »
I have already used Ramzonics for a couple of projects. I'm happy with his quality, but find communication spotty and delivery dates unreliable.  I'll check out the others.

Yes, (lack of) communication is their biggest problem.
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 10:15:18 am »
Hi Mike!

Please check your PM's.

Thanks
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 01:02:47 am »
Hi Mike,

We might be able to help you.
We do small to large batch builds, mainly low volume high complexity with a strong focus on quality. We also do prototype assembly, SMD and Through hole, Leaded and lead free.
Our Manufacturing facilities are located in Adelaide South Australia.

Please visit our site and brows our services, our contact details are on the site, if you have any questions or would like a free quote, don't hesitate to contact us.
http://www.invisionelectronicsolutions.com.au/

Good luck,
Adam
 

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Re: Low Volume Assembly Houses in Australia?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013, 06:37:41 am »
Just a quick P.S. on this thread:

I've *just* had a handful of PCBs come back from Vutronics in Melbourne, my first time with them.

The design phase took a month longer than expected, and being a first-time customer with Vutronics when I sent him the kit & doco on Monday this week, I didn't think I'd get them back this side of Christmas.  But I did!  Dzung dropped everything, postponed existing work into his weekend, and completed my boards in 48 hours - a fantastic effort, and I'm ever so grateful.  The boards look great (so far! testing hasn't started yet, but by the looks of it any issues are likely to be mine ;).

So my first time experience with Vutronics is 10/10.

Anthony.
 


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