Redstar Worldwide simplifies the prototyping process for printed circuit boards (PCBs) with our quick-turn prototyping services. Our 24/7 support team is available to rapidly address the prototyping needs of our customers, turning products in as little as 24 hours without sacrificing quality.

Our Quick Turn Prototyping Process

 

Quick turn prototyping for printed circuit boards (PCBs) presents unique challenges, including a high expectation for accuracy and quality. Using our engineering knowledge and CAM input, we are able to address any issues immediately and provide informed, actionable solutions.

Within two hours of receiving files, a manufacturability review is conducted on the design, allowing us to address errors or design flaws and move prototypes into production quickly. Redstar Worldwide maintains production lines dedicated to quick-turn prototyping, and our dedicated quick-turn prototyping lines ensure every process is validated and checked before moving on to the next phase.

Our quick-turn prototyping process follows a strict set of in-house Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Following our custom SOP enables us to design and fabricate prototypes in a methodic and uniform way so we can detect and address any challenges that may arise.

To keep the process moving, we request an after-hours phone contact. This allows our team to notify yours of any problems and present solutions without waiting until the next business day. We may also use this contact to assist our customers in identifying areas that may produce a higher quality build and generate cost savings. This enables us to keep production moving around the clock and honor our commitment to short lead times.

Redstar Worldwide works with standard materials as well as RF, high-speed digital, low-loss, and flexible interconnect materials. Specialized coatings are available for finishing, including:

  • Hard gold
  • Wire bonding
  • ENEPIG
  • ENIPIG
  • ENEG

We continually refine our processes to enhance our ability to provide the tightest tolerances available for the prototype design. Our tolerance capabilities currently include:

  • Trace/space tolerance: +/- 10%
  • Drill position tolerance: +/- 0.4mil
  • Drill size tolerance: +/- 10%
  • Impedance control: +/- 5%
  • Flex-to-rigid registration: +/- 3mil

Quick Turn Prototyping Lead Times

Our typical lead times for quick-turn prototyping are as follows:

  • Same-day turnaround for standard FR4/double-sided PCBs
  • 2-4 days for 4-to-8-layer PCBs
  • 5 days for PCBs with 10 or more layers
  • 5-10 days for metal core, rigid flex, and flex PCBs

Advantages of Quick Turn Prototyping

Prototyping is invaluable in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. Through the prototyping process, various testing will be performed on product to ensure viability before full production runs are initiated. Quick-turn prototyping cuts lead times and speeds time to production and delivery, giving our customers a competitive advantage.

Redstar Worldwide is committed to helping our customers achieve their goals through quick-turn prototyping for printed circuit boards. Our quick turn prototyping services produce rapid results with around-the-clock support and communication. Our design and engineering team is involved early on to address issues and deliver the highest quality build at the best price.