The FR-4 PCB base material is used widely in China
We have discussed many articles about FR-4 PCB base material。
If you have read some of them, you may know the FR-4 PCB base material is used widely in China.
Most of conventional multilayer PCB boards were used FR-4 PCB base material.
There were many reasons resulting in this, and the main is its performance.
The reliability is the much better compared with other base materials.
Even though the FR-4 PCB base material is widely used in conventional PCB board.
But there were many companies want to get more cheaper FR-4 PCB.
How to reduce the cost of a FR-4 PCB is an important issue for them.
Top TWO way to cost down FR-4 PCB boards
Here Emma wants to list Two options for reducing the cost of a FR-4 PCB.
First option likely use of small PCB manufacturers.
They don’t know to get the FR-4 PCB cost down, but really want to take a business deal with their customers.
One direction way is to use more cheaper and low quality FR-4 PCB base material.
Some of them may discuss real truth to their customers and rest were not.
If you just inspect the surface of the FR-4 PCB board, may very similar to use high quality FR-4 PCB base material produce board.
But if you test detail, those low FR-4 PCB base material board may let you disappointed.
During the assembly process, failure rate may higher than before and you must more attention to finish those FR-4 PCBs.
Second option widely uses by most big PCB manufacturers
Small PCB manufacturers cost down method don’t suit big company.
Some time high quality is the first factor for most big PCB manufacturers.
Use high quality FR-4 PCB base material to produce, resulting in easier to control the quality of their PCBs.
In fact, most big PCB manufacturers reduce the cost by going really high volumes.
If you place a mass production FR-4 PCB board, you will find the prices of high quality FR-4 PCB base material are not necessarily higher than that of the low quality quality FR-4 at a small company.