For industries with a high degree of regulatory oversight, reliability and attention to detail are paramount. Guarantee your peace of mind by bringing your manufacturing operations to a UK supplier with dedicated, experienced staff and a proven track record. In this article, we take a look at quality control in electronics and what it means for our customers.

What does quality control in electronics manufacturing involve?

Ensuring that the product is delivered right, first time is paramount to any contract electronic manufacturer. Therefore, all products must be meticulously inspected and rigorously tested against the customer’s specification. This involves (but isn’t limited to):

  • Stringent Process Controls
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
  • Visual Inspection to IPC Class II or III (based on customers’ requirements)
  • Optical BGA optical solder joint inspection
  • X-Ray Inspection
  • Functional Test
    • Electronic test services
    • Test jigs

Who regulates quality control in electronic manufacturing?

There’s a wide range of regulatory and governing bodies that manage and monitor electronics production; spanning industry standards as well as health and safety protocols. Including:

  • IPC certification
  • UL Approved
  • ISO
  • COSHH guidelines are regulated by The Health & Safety Executive
  • RoHS guidelines are regulated by The Office for Product Safety and Standards
    • lead free
    • PB free
  • REACH is the key chemical control regulation in the European Union

How does FermionX manage quality control?

Quality control systems play a vital role in electronic manufacturing. Here at FermionX, we believe we are only as good as the product we make for our customers. We completed the ISO 9001:2015 transition in March 2018 to ISO 14001:2015.

We recognise that the counterfeiting of components is a serious problem. This can have an increasing threat and negative impact on supply chains. Therefore, it is our policy and commitment to ensure that counterfeit parts are not used in products supplied by us. For more information on our Counterfeit Components Policy, please get in touch.

FermionX has process controls and measure a number of performance indicators. Which includes placement accuracy %, first time test pass %, on time delivery and production line capacity.

Each month we collate manufacturing and quality performance data to a centralised dashboard. This has been made available to customers to demonstrate transparency in our systems. Customers are also provided with a quarterly business review, specific to their account and products.

To find out more about how we manage quality control at FermionX, get in touch with us today.

Call us on 01903 524600 or email our expert team at