GEM UK Prototype Support
We are a production orientated company and do not employ a sales team. All financial resources that would normally be expended on this area of our business have been allocated to providing customers with prototypes at minimal cost. Our lab is small but very well equipped for prototyping and rework.
Free in-house prototyping
The process does not have a fixed framework but essentially we will build a small quantity in-house with no charge for labour or overheads. The intention is to prove circuitry and component selection and should not be regarded as a substitute for pre-production small batch builds – we strongly prefer to build these at our factory using components purchased for subsequent bulk build. You will also enjoy bulk pricing for these pre-production samples.
Prototyping is a very time consuming process so we have to limit the scale of the build. Please use the following as guidelines and it’s your choice which to use:
- 3 complete circuits – best for large PCBs
- An A4 (approx) sized panel – best for small circuits
- 1000 components (approx) – best for low density circuits
Your costs will be limited to the cost of bare PCBs, cost of components, cost of paste stencils (if required), any setups/tooling incurred. The cost of these items will be detailed and passed to you without markup. You are specifically not obligated to place bulk production with us although we obviously hope this will be the case.
To front-end engineer the PCB data, to purchase all components necessary, to assemble as instructed, inspect and deliver to you within an agreed timescale. Additionally, we will offer comment on any difficulties encountered during the build both in component selection/sourcing and the physical assembly process.
There is NO contractual obligation to build your volume production with us!