Rapid delivery prototype service, for surface mount PCB products
Gemini Tec are renowned experts in SMT production, with a solid reputation for on-time delivery. We engineer and manufacture over 800 new prototypes a year, with capability designed to deliver unrivalled quality, speed and flexibility.
Investment in world-class technology, such as ‘Solder Jet Printing' and vapour phase reflow, allows us to provide a superior level of quality and produce complex PCB assemblies using BGA, uBGA, QFN, DFN and PoP devices.
Fully automated Mycronic SMT equipment, along with the use of Agilis feeders, ensures we can achieve fast set-up and changeover times during the SMT process. This allows us to produce a high mix of products during any production shift.
Key elements of our prototype service:
- Rapid delivery prototype service, using with stencil free process.
- Agile and customer focused services.
- Complex SMT capability.
- Production quality standards - IPC class 2 or 3.
- 1 off and small batch builds.
Five Mycronic SMT placement machines, providing ample capacity.
- Vapour phase reflow, with vacuum processing for complex PCBA's.
PoP, BGA, leadless, 01005, 0201, 0402, QFN, DFN etc.
- 100% AOI inspection as standard, using 5 axis AOI.
- In house X-Ray & camera inspection.
- Skilled IPC accredited technicians to IPC standards.
To ensure product validation we use a range of comprehensive tools as standard, such as Mirtec five axis camera AOI systems, fibre optic Ersascope cameras and 3D X-Ray. Our PCB prototype service may include the creation of a custom oven profile or we can use our vapour phase reflow oven to remove any constraints.
We employ skilled IPC technicians to complete the PTH assembly process by hand or by using our automated wave soldering machines.
Products can be cleaned using ultrasonic or aqueous washing methods, we also have conformal coating capability using our PVA robotic and selective spraying system.
Our rapid service is only made possible with ‘Solder Jet Printing' the fastest and most accurate process available for solder paste application.
Jet printing is the technology required to achieve short lead times with high production yields.
Gemini Tec is the only UK CEM equipped with two solder jet printing systems. Our Mycronic MY500 and MY600 jet printers provide the optimal volume of solder paste to every pad at a rate of 100,000 CPH.
Jet printing means we no longer need to organise or purchase any stencils, saving valuable time and cost. This technical process removes the many constraints associated with using stencils.
Custom paste typography can quickly created quickly from your ODB++ data. You can view our tooling data requirements by downloading our fact sheet here. G-Tec_Engineering_Data_Packs_Issue_1.pdf81.63 KB
We provide further advantages by completing the PCB tooling in-house, to de-risk from potential errors. The PCB tooling is completed by experienced engineers who complete a full DRC/DFM check and apply our verified process checks prior to commencing the bare board manufacturing process.
Our supply chain team can procure and kit the relevant components on your behalf, saving further time and resources. We are also able to accept any mix of free issue materials that you wish to supply, in accordance with our guidelines. Gemini Tec is fully equipped to correctly manage parts to the relevant MSD requirements, including baking and vacuum sealing.
For rapid delivery SMT and PCB assemblies, contact us for more assistance. Tel +44 (0) 1252 333 444
Customer feedback on the service we provide:
"Sangoma recognizes the high levels of quality and professionalism delivered during the development of our next generation of our products. The quality delivered and the turnaround times were a key element in our products. Sangoma is proud to have you as one of its trusted partners for electronic manufacturing services."