Estimating the costs of printed circuit assemblies
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This article describes a method for estimating the assembly costs of printed circuit boards (PCBs). A worksheet is used which facilitates the recording of component insertion costs and costs associated with the assembly of mechanical items. For automatically-inserted components, these costs are summarized in a database. For manually-inserted components, a database of insertion and operation times is given. Manual insertion costs are then obtained by multiplying the times by a suitable manual labor rate. Data are also presented which will allow the costs of rework to be included in the analysis. The method has been implemented on a microcomputer and integrated with the Design for Assembly (DFA) software.
Printed circuit design
Boothroyd, Geoffrey, Winston Knight, and Peter Dewhurst. "Estimating the costs of printed circuit assemblies." Printed circuit design 6, 6 (1989). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/512