12/15/2015

A good and reliable set-up - running 20 prototypes a week

First step – the prototype

 

Most of GPV customers look for total solutions - from prototype, PCBA, assembly, configuration, test design, testing, packaging and shipping. The latter increasingly directly to the customer's end customer.

For our existing customers as well as for new customers, the building up of a flexible and fast prototype is an essential part of new product implementation – and it is an essential part of GPV’s offered services.

GPV is a one-stop shop for multiple services ranging from the development of our customer’s idea to production, test strategy and test design.

 

 

A perfect set-up - running 20 prototypes a week

 

Last year GPV installed a completely new SMT line with in-line paste screening and AOI at its Electronics factory in Denmark.

Not only did the new SMT line fulfill the expectations for running seamlessly, but most of the time it has also been utilizing one extra shift – and so the extra capacity from the higher throughput was installed at the right time.

 

Regardless of the type of production that is run on the line, the output is a very high first-time yield, also because of the extra in-line AOI inspection after mounting.

“We build approx. 10 prototypes a week – and another 10 prototypes per week at our factory in Thailand” says Torben Ryberg, Production Manager at GPV Electronics i Aars.

“During the total prototype phase we follow our existing customer’s new products from idea to serial production, and we also meet upcoming companies with new ideas, facing a new beginning”, Torben Ryberg continues.

“GPV covers the entire process from design, prototype-manufacturing, 0-serie, and low-medium volume production to the transfer to larger serial productions at GPV Electronics in Thailand.”

 

The delivery time

 

From the customer says GO to us to our delivery of the prototype, GPV can minimize the delivery time to be three to five days – that is if all details are in place.

The unknown time factor is typically procurement - i.e. the availability of components for the prototype.

The requirement specifications for the prototype determines how flexible the components can be sourced, and this e.g. depends on whether components are available to buy from “the catalogue” or via a distributor.

 

A highly skilled manufacturing flow

 

At GPV Electronics, specifications and documentation form the basis for production from start to finish. This gives the customer safety and security and, throughout, this gives GPV as the supplier good control and high quality.