Quality Is Our Mission
At Latham Industries, quality is a core value embedded in the very fabric of the company. “Our team understands that delivering superior quality takes precedence over schedules or profit,” said Founder & CEO Tracey Latham. “This unwavering commitment to quality forms the foundation of our business philosophy. It’s not just about meeting industry standards but exceeding them.”
The company takes pride in being the preferred U.S. electronics contract manufacturer for companies requiring a comprehensiverange of PCB assembly services. From design and engineering to materials management, component placement, testing, inspection, rework, and repair, it ensures that each step in the process adheres to the highest standards of quality. This dedication to quality is not just a statement; it’s a mission that drives every action.
Latham Industries has earned numerous quality certifications, including ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016. ISO 9001:2015represents its commitment to business efficiency and customer satisfaction. Latham added that through the company’s quality management system (QMS), it increases productivity, reduces unnecessary costs, and ensures the highest quality of processes and products. Its other major certification, ISO 13485:2016, is an international standard that defines criteria for a QMS for medical device manufacturing, certifying Latham Industries to manufacture medical devices and provide related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
Cutting-Edge Technology and Equipment
For example, its screen printer uses a laser solder paste monitor to maintain paste volume consistency, ensuring optimal print quality. The pick–and–place equipment fully inspects complex components like ball grid arrays (BGAs) before placement on the board, while also supporting ceramic column grid array (CCGA) packages. The automated optical inspection (AOI) system, with its 3D inspection and high-resolution camera, guarantees precise and efficient inspection. Additionally, the reflow oven – equipped with 10 heated zonesplus 2 cooling zones – handles even the most thermally challenging assemblies. Latham added that this combination of advanced technology and equipment allows the company to deliver reliable, cutting-edge PCB manufacturing.
One of the key advantages of partnering with Latham Industries is its broad set of service capabilities. The company serves as a one-stop shop CM, offering a range of services that includesPCB assembly, design, prototyping, box build, rework and repair, cabling and materials management. This comprehensive suite of services streamlines the production process and minimizes the need for multiple vendors. When a project requires a variety of services, working with Latham Industries simplifies the supply chain, reducing potential risks in time, cost, and quality.
Efficient materials management is crucial in any manufacturing process, and Latham Industries understands this better than anyone. “Our materials management services encompass a range of activities, including Bill of Materials (BOM) analysis, alternative sourcing, traceability down to reference designators, parts obsolescence management, and cost reduction strategies through the product lifecycle,” added Latham. “We offer stocking programs and cater to both turnkey and consigned materials, providing the flexibility that our customers need to successfully complete their projects.”
Its meticulous approach to materials management not only enhances cost efficiency but also contributes to the overall quality and reliability of the end product. By effectively managing the supply chain, the company ensures that materials are readily available, reducing delays and ensuring smooth production.
With a comprehensive suite of services that covers everything from PCB assembly to materials management, Latham Industries simplifies the manufacturing process and minimizes risks. Its state-of-the-art equipment and experienced team ensure that customers receive high-quality PCBs that not only meet but exceed industry standards.
“We are not just a CM,” concluded Latham. “We are truly a partner that is dedicated to delivering the best quality, the best cost, and the best technology for PCB manufacturing.” The company’s unwavering focus on quality and customer satisfaction makes it the go-to choice for innovative companies seeking top-notch PCB assembly services. When customers choose Latham Industries, they are choosing a trusted partner committed to their success.