While surface mount technology is the most widely used PCB assembly process, through-hole assembly is prevalent in larger electronic components.
This could include PCB assembly for components such as transformers, connectors, semi-conductors, and electrolytic capacitors, for example. Through-hole assembly is also often used when components need to be mounted on both sides of a circuit board.
Pre-formed components are threaded through pre-drilled holes and soldered onto circuit boards, either by hand or using an automated process.
Why Choose Through-hole Assembly?
Through-hole assembly provides a more robust mechanical bond between the circuit board and the application. Enhanced strength and security make through-hole assembly the preferred option for manufacturers in aerospace and military sectors.
- Through-hole PCB assembly is well suited to:
- Applications that must endure high levels of stress
- Applications that must operate at high speeds
- Applications that must operate at extreme temperatures, both hot and cold
- Applications that must operate in high-voltage conditions
- Fast and straightforward prototyping
Contact us to explore how through-hole assembly could benefit your company.