Elements

Turn-Key Order Flow

  1. Initiate Turn-Key Process: First, use our online quote engine to receive a quote for the labor portion of the job. Save the quote or place the order for our reference. (If you are not already registered with us, you will need to register to save the quote.)
  2. Send Required Information: Next, email us the files listed below.
    In the email, you will need to provide us with the following information:

    • How many boards do you need built?
    • Do you need us to quote just parts or parts and pcbs?
    • When do you need the finished assemblies back?
    Email your login name, the answers to those questions and the files listed below to sales@screamingcircuits.com to receive a quote on the materials costs.
  3. Receive the complete quote: Screaming Circuits will deliver the total labor + materials turn-key quote to you.
  4. Approve the quote: You approve the quote, confirm the order and turn times and give payment information to Screaming Circuits.
  5. Screaming Circuits Performs Work: Screaming Circuits orders the parts, performs assembly, handles order tracking and management, assembly, quality inspection, and ships the finished work to you.

Files We Need for Turn-Key Orders

  • Bill of Materials (BOM): We need a BOM listing the required circuit board and all component parts in a Microsoft Excel format. Please highlight in red any components we will not be placing, or any parts that are not included in the kit. BOM must include: Manufacturer’s Part #, Manufacture’s Name, Reference Designator, Description, and footprint (package). You can use Digi-Key part numbers in the BOM. View Sample File
  • Gerbers: Please send us all Gerber files generated by your CAD program, we will need these files for fabrication.
  • Centroid data: This is the machine file, which should include: X, Y, Theta, Side of Board (Top or Bottom), and Reference Designator. If you cannot generate this file, Screaming Circuits® can generate it for you from the gerber files. View Sample File
  • Assembly Drawings: Are not required for assembly, but they do help to ensure all special PCB Assembly instructions are carried out properly.
  • PCBs: Please have a silkscreen which indicates polarity and 1st-pin markings.

First, use our online quote engine to receive a quote for the labor portion of the job. Save the quote for our reference. (If you are not already registered, with us, you will need to register to save the quote.) Next, answer the following questions:

  • How many boards do you need built?
  • Do you need us to quote just parts or parts and pcbs?
  • When do you need the finished assemblies back?

Email your login name, the answers to those questions and the files described above to sales@screamingcircuits.com for your turn-key materials quote.

PCB Fabrication

We do not fabricate printed circuit boards internally. However, we have a relationship with several PCB fabrication shops to best serve our customers. Our philosophy on choosing the appropriate board house for our customers is:

  • We chose the best PCB fabrication house for customer's needs. From same day turns, 2 to 20 layers, flex, controlled impedance and other board characteristics, we maintain relationships with multiple vendors and leverage their strengths given the situation.
  • We order electrical testing on all PCBs as a standard process. We believe that on prototype PCBs, the last thing you want to be worried about are PCB fabrication problems. We can however, purchase PCBs without test in the effort of saving time or money.

We have relationships with other PCB shops as needed and can handle:

  • Rigid and Flex circuits
  • Multilayer
  • Heavy Copper
  • Etc.