Aerospace & Defense PCB Assemblies

Manufacturing PCB assemblies for the aerospace and defense industry requires specialized knowledge, expertise, and equipment to meet this industry’s unique demands and challenges. High reliability, complex designs, stringent quality standards, regulatory compliance, and long product life cycles are needed to ensure that the PCBs can withstand extreme conditions and meet the industry’s strict requirements.

At Nortech, we recognize the challenges associated with mission-critical aerospace and defense applications, where components are exposed to extreme environments. Our commitment to engineering and manufacturing excellence ensures that we provide high-quality products and services that meet the unique requirements of our customers, who rely on us to help protect their aircraft, military equipment, marine vessels, or satellites.

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PCBA Capabilities


  • Surface Mount technology
  • Through Hole Auto Insertion (Axial, Radial, DIP)
  • RoHS and Leaded process
  • BGA, µBGA, Fine Pitch, 0201 placement
  • Mechanical and Box-Build assembly
  • Conformal Coating and Potting
  • New Product Introduction
  • Quick-Turn Prototype
  • ISO 9001-2008


  • Design Functional test
  • In-Circuit test (ICT)
  • Custom-designed and manufactured test systems
  • Solder paste inspection
  • Flying probe
  • X-Ray Inspection
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)

Long-lasting PCB Assemblies

PCB assemblies for aerospace and defense applications must withstand harsh environments and extreme conditions over extended lifetimes. We work with you to select high-quality materials and components and employ meticulous assembly processes to achieve this. Proper thermal management and the avoidance of sources of electromagnetic interference are also adhered to, minimizing the risk of defects or failures that could impact the PCBs’ performance.

At Nortech, we understand that keeping up with industry standards, regulations, and technologies is crucial to meet the evolving requirements of the aerospace and defense industry. By staying up-to-date, we ensure that our PCB assemblies meet or exceed the required specifications, reducing the risk of defects, malfunctions, or safety issues, thereby guarding the overall performance of the PCB and keeping end-users safe.

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Reliable Production of PCB Assemblies for Long-Term Manufacturing

Nortech maintains robust but flexible manufacturing process control, monitoring, and documentation to ensure consistent and reliable PCB assembly processes over a long period. Our commitment to these processes ensures that our PCB assemblies are produced at a consistently high quality throughout their entire product life cycle, meeting the demands of the aerospace and defense industries.

Furthermore, we emphasize the importance of continuous improvement in our manufacturing processes. By staying up to date with the latest industry standards, regulations, and technologies, we can adapt and refine our processes to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Regular testing, inspection, and quality control measures are essential to detect defects or variations in the production process and ensure that each PCB assembly meets the required specifications.

Mastering Complexity in PCB Manufacturing

At Nortech, our advanced manufacturing processes and specialized equipment enable us to produce PCB assemblies for aerospace and defense applications, which demand a high level of precision and proficiency. We have a deep level of expertise regarding the challenges posed by the high density of components and the need for multiple layers, and our manufacturing process ensures that each layer is precisely aligned and bonded together to produce a reliable and robust board.

Our skilled experts ensure that the high pin count and fine-pitch components used in these assemblies are precisely placed and soldered onto the board without any damage or misalignment. To meet the strict requirements for signal integrity, power distribution, and thermal management, we incorporate the latest manufacturing techniques to address these requirements in the finished product. This ensures optimal functionality and reliability of the PCB assemblies, even in harsh environments.

Case Studies

Make an Impact on Strategic Priorities

Our client had surpassed their capability to provide cables for their own manufacturing line and sought a dependable partner with the expertise and capacity to improve their processes. Our quality, engineering, and supply chain teams worked with the client to transfer the labor-intensive cable production, allowing their team to allocate their attention to streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency.

Engaging A Strategic Partner for a Clear Path to Success

Our team provided the solution to our client’s problem with managing multiple suppliers and design iterations. Nortech’s disciplined approach and flexible quality system created a clear and consistent path for device approval, eliminating unforeseen setbacks and minimizing gaps.

Strategic Solutions to Product Design and Launch

Through early engagement and leveraging our expertise, technology, and resources, we helped our client develop a detachable MRI table docking system. With our integrated team of engineers, daily progress updates, and data to streamline FDA approval, the technology designed and developed has been successfully implemented into healthcare facilities.

Removing In-house Resource Constraints

Are your projects being delayed because your engineering resources are over-allocated? Are inefficient design and testing leading to R&D cost overruns? Bring together your team with our in-house specialized resources to get everyone the answers they need on time and within budget.


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