All About Box Build Assemblies

The term “box build” (also sometimes referred to as systems integration) encompasses all of the assembly work—other than producing the printed circuit board (PCB) component—involved in manufacturing an electromechanical assembly. While the process is tailored to the specific part and project terms, it can include the installation of sub-assemblies and other components, running of wires and cables, and fabrication of the enclosure (i.e., box).  

At Partec, Incorporated, our team specializes in contract assembly solutions for small and large companies. We offer a full range of electromechanical box build assembly services to ensure each product we deliver fully meets client specifications. Below we outline the benefits of using box build assembly solutions for the manufacture of electronic and mechanical components and what to expect during a box build assembly project.

Benefits of Box Build Assemblies

Compared to other assembly methods, box build assembly offers many advantages when used for the production of electromechanical devices. Companies that partner with an experienced and knowledgeable box build service provider can achieve lower production costs without sacrificing control over the system design. By outsourcing assembly operations to a third-party, the contracting company can reduce the amount of time and money spent on purchasing and processing material and equipment. Additionally, they have an additional set of eyes on the project to ensure it proceeds as planned.

Considerations for the Box Build Assembly Process

As indicated above, the box build assembly process differs depending on the product being assembled. However, there are some commonalities across projects. For example, some of the key points of information to provide to a box build assembly service provider include:

  •   Bill of materials (BOM). The BOM contains a list of all the components required for the production of the final product. It should also indicate what will be provided by you (the contracting company) and what will need to be purchased by the service provider.
  •   3D CAD models. Design files facilitate the visualization of the final product. Additionally, some CAD programs allow designs to be converted into build and assembly instructions.
  •   Sample units. A sample unit helps visualize the final product further. It can help fill in service providers on any product details if the product drawing or design is unfinished.
  •   Dimensions. It is important to indicate the final product’s size and weight as it affects shipping, handling, and storage requirements.
  •   Testing requirements. Once the assembly is finished, it undergoes testing to verify it meets various parameters. As a client, it is essential to tell the service provider what tests are necessary as they can range from visual inspections to full functional testing.

Contact the Experts at Partec, Inc. for Your Next Box Build Assembly Project

Save yourself time and money on your next assembly project by partnering with the experts at Partec, Inc. Equipped with over 30 years of electromechanical assembly experience and a state-of-the-art assembly facility, our team has the knowledge, skills, and tools to deliver high-quality box build and kit assembly solutions that meet client’s exact needs. To learn more about our assembly capabilities or partner with us on your next project, contact us, or request a quote today.

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