Backplane & Daughter Card Assembly

Press-fit technology has been around for many years and is an alternative to the more traditional soldering method of fitting connectors to PCB’s and is used mainly in the production of Backplane Assemblies and the mating connectors on Daughter Cards.

Utilising bespoke press-fit equipment we can manufacture backplanes from small to large format and from COTS products to fully customised solutions, including sub-rack integration.

To complement our backplane service, we also manufacture the corresponding daughter card including the press-fit mating right angle connectors.

Backplane Design

Microtech has many years of experience providing a complete design service for a broad range of PCBs, backplanes and flex circuits. We are experts in suggesting PCB materials, connectors, test, and process technology in the design and fabrication of high performance backplanes and PCB assemblies. We can work with you from the early stages of your project, ensuring you get the performance you require from your equipment. All custom backplane designs are controlled and monitored by you, and the finished Gerber files and IP (Intellectual Property) are owned by you.

Key Benefits of Press-Fit

  • Highly experienced design team
  • Rapid and reliable backplane, PCB & Sub-rack designs
  • Fast and cost-effective prototyping
  • Precision assembly equipment
  • Extensive library of tooling
  • Functional & Safety Testing to Customer specification
  • Project Management during lifecycle of product

Backplane Fabrication & Assembly

With the migration of passive components from daughter cards to the backplane, many of them surface mount, our surface mount lines are available to handle large backplanes with rapid and simple change-over times for maximum efficiency.

We have a comprehensive tooling library which includes insertion (upper and lower) tooling and support tooling for assembly during the press-fit process.


Whether using standard components or fully customised metalwork, we are able to design and produce the purpose-built sub-rack and enclosure you require. Custom designed sheet metal card frames have many advantages, with added cost saving features such as formed card guides, and often the removal of expensive extrusions.

Project Management

We will co-ordinate all aspects of your project from start to finish, from design and prototypes through to manufacture and test, delivered to your door, ready to go.

Backplanes – Daughter Cards – Integration – All UNDER ONE ROOF!

Contact us to discuss your requirements today.

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