PCB Assembly

Lead-Free Printed Circuit Board Assembly Services

The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive does not allow the usage of six hazardous materials from use in electronic and electrical equipment manufacturing. Lead, which is used in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) manufacturing is one of the materials among the six. With this in mind, Creative Hi-Tech designs and manufactures lead-free PCBs. This means that in our PCBs, we exclude materials such as:

  • PCDE (Polybrominated dephenyl ether) compounds
  • Cadmium and its compounds
  • PBB (Polybrominated biphenyl) compounds
  • Hexavalent chromium compounds
  • Mercury and its compounds
  • Lead and its compounds
Lead Free PCB Assembly

Lead-free PCB Capabilities

With the directive in action, we focus on implementing lead-free PCB assembly technologies, and processes to manufacture RoHS compliance PCBs. Advanced equipment used in our processes play a vital role in producing the best results. We also provide services in migrating our customers from leaded to lead-free PCB designs. Our capabilities include:

RoHS-compliant FR-4
Surface Finishes

Lead-free Solder Finish (lead-free HASL) Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG)
Immersion Silver
Electroplated Nickel and Soft (bondable) and Hard Gold Immersion Tin (White Tin)
Organic Solderability Preservatives (OSP)


Lead trimming system
Lead-free wave soldering
Lead-free compatible reflow systems

Thermal Mass Assembly Reflow

Low: 240°C –245°C High: 260°C

Lead-free PCB Assembly Process

Our lead-free PCB assembly process includes following steps:
  • Profiling
  • Inspection
  • Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Application of Board Stensil and Solder Paste
  • Placement of Components
  • Through Hole and Manual Solder
  • Placing Board in Reflow Oven
  • Testing Packaging
Lead-free PCB Benefits

Owing to the following benefits, a lead-free PCB is preferred over the leaded one:

  • Good Thermal Properties: Generally, a lead-free PCB has the capability to survive about 2000 thermal shocks that can vary from -45°C to 145°C. We use the UL approved laminates for our lead-free PCB designs. These laminates can survive temperatures more than 260°C.
  • Low Carbon Footprint: Along with the RoHS regulations, the lead-free PCBs also follow the directive of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). This not only helps reduce its effect on the environment, but also reduce the carbon footprint immensely.

Industries Served

With the capabilities mentioned in the table above, it has helped us to serve a wide range of industries varying from Aerospace and Satellite, LED, Medical industries, to wireless, military, and telecommunications industries.


The skilled technicians and engineers work with you to understand your product requirements and deliver a product that best suits your application requirements. We follow all the required industry standards such as:

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • IPC-WHMA-A-610 Compliant
  • IPC-CC-830B Compliant
  • All assemblies built to IPC-A-610-D & ANSI/J-STD-001 standards
  • SBA certified

You can contact us for any queries about lead-free PCB assembly services. Feel free to call us at 224.653.4000, or email at sales@creativehitech.com. We will get back to you within one business day.

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Creative Hi-Tech has been a long time partner with our Vertex project and has maintained a very good Quality & Delivery performance over the years here at Honeywell. In these turbulent times they have been a stablizing force in supporting our needs.”

- J.K. – Honeywell

Creative Hi-Tech is a great business partner. Creative is very responsive to any request and very flexible. They have helped us through several tough situations and we greatly appreciate their ability to get the job done.”

- Chad K. – LED Lighting Manufacturer

Creative Hi-Tech is easy to work with, very customer oriented, and always willing to push to make on time deliveries.”

- Michelle H – Telecom Manufacturer

Creative Hi-Tech has been a  long time partner with our  Vertex project and has maintained a very good  Quality & Delivery performance  over the years here at  Honeywell.  In these  turbulent  times, they have  been a  stabilising force  in  supporting  our  needs.”

- Richard S. – LED Lighting Manufacturer

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Creative Hi-Tech Ltd.

710 Cooper Ct. Schaumburg,
IL 60173

Phone: 224-653-4000
Fax: 224-653-4100