Recycling Unused PCB

We will be discussing the issue of PCB recycling, if it’s even possible, how it is done and what can we do as electronics design engineers to create more recyclable PCBs. When we say PCB we are meaning a PCB without any components on it.  Most electronic devices found out there have their components sitting in a nice looking Printed Circuit Board or PCB.  Since electronic devices are in high demand, PCBs are everywhere. Making sure their materials can be collected and reused instead of just throwing them into a landfill would potentially be a smart and environmentally sensible move if performed properly.

Remember that large order of printed circuit boards you ordered? You thought it would be a good idea to have a surplus of parts on hand in case you needed to increase production of your product line. Unfortunately, that product got discontinued, so now you have a huge stash of PCBs taking up room in your warehouse and on your accounting books. It is time to trash them?

Not so fast! In many cases, printed circuit boards can be reworked and modified. Do you have another electronic or computerized product in the works? Then contact ACME PCB Assembly  we may be able to re-purpose your PCBs. Our workers are highly trained in de-soldering and re-soldering surface mounted electronic components. We have also invested in specialized equipment that can assist us in these efforts.


Yes and no, before coming to a final decision let’s first see what a PCB is made of. A PCB is basically a layered sandwich of copper and FR-4. FR-4 is a fiberglass with an epoxy resin that has the purpose of bonding the fiber together and as an adhesive, it is also flame resistant. Apart from that, you can also find tin and small traces of gold and silver.

Don’t throw out unused printed circuit boards.

Give us a call today to learn how we could possibly turn them into components for your next big product!

Box Build

There is constantly a need for all circuit board repair and reworkACME PCB Assembly provides common rework and modification services for your existing printed circuit boards.  We will custom fit our service to our clients needs by using a wide variety of leading-edge technology.  We have highly skilled staff that will complete your project on time or as a 1-day assembly.

ACME PCB Assembly provides refinishing and repairs of all types of electronic printed circuit boards, which usually involves de-soldering and re-soldering of the surface mounted electronic components.  Manual techniques by expert personnel using appropriate equipment are required to replace defective components; area array packages such as ball grid array (BGA) devices particularly require expertise and appropriate tools.

A hot air gun or hot air station is used to heat devices and melt solder, and specialized tools are used to pick up and position often tiny components.  Before you consign circuit boards to the scrap barrel, call ACME PCB Assembly , because today no company can afford to throw money away.


PCB Assembly service in Los Angeles

Acme Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCB Assembly service provider) is located in Carson, California. We have a 16,000 square foot facility with the best equipment (Fuji assembly line) that allows us to offer high-quality PCB assembly at competitive prices.

Our ISO 9000 (9001:2015) certification is a source of pride for us.  It indicates that we provide measurable high-quality electronic contract manufacturing services that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Whether you need Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly, consignment assembly or turnkey material-procurement assembly, we have what is necessary to manage your entire project efficiently. With over 26 years of experience in Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) we learned that reasonable assembly cost, high-quality service, on-time delivery and good communications are the keys that keep our customers happy and is how we made our business successful.

ACME PCB Assembly is flexible in meeting your requirements. We have offered Lead-Free (Pb-Free) soldering since 2005. Please review Design to Avoid Tin Wiskers for RoHS compliant (Lead-Free) assembly.

Good communication with our customers is a key to our success. People do business with people because they choose to, not because they have to… You can always find others who provide similar services. We believe that it is the personal connection that makes the difference.

ACME Printed Circuit Board Assembly

Electronic contract manufacturing for printed circuit boards assembly that includes SMT assembly, prototype boards builds, PoP (Package on Package), BGA assembly with X-ray inspection, through-hole and mixed board assembly.

ACME PCB Assembly has a IPC 610 Class III, and IPC J-001 certified instructor in-house for training and quality assurance. As a electronic contract manufacturing service provider, we provide service from product design all the way to box builds. Our services include: