What equipment is used by professional PCB manufacturers?

This month we plan to find a proper suppliers to produce PCB for our new products, a healthcare watch. One of our supplier assessment items is about production equipment, which I know few about them. Can you share some common equipment which professional factory may use?

Professional PCB manufacturers use following  equipments

  1. Drilling Machines
  2. Multilayer Pressing machines for layer bonding
  3. Multilayer Soft Plate for Drilling
  4. De -burring to clean the drill dusts
  5. Imaging line for Transferring the design to Copper laminate by photolithography
  6. PTH Plating line with PLC for time control-based plating
  7. Etch and strip line for removing unwanted copper and remove image films
  8. Solder Masking line for protection screen Printing Coating
  9. Hot Air Leveling [ HAL} for tin-lead soldering / OR Tin soldering for ROHS components
  10. Bare Board Testing [BBT ], bed of nail testing or Flying probe systems
  11. Quality control systems in several stages
  12. Gold plating lines for sim, Edge connectors

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Oliver is an experienced electronics engineer skilled in PCB design, analog circuits, embedded systems, and prototyping. His deep knowledge spans schematic capture, firmware coding, simulation, layout, testing, and troubleshooting. Oliver excels at taking projects from concept to mass production using his electrical design talents and mechanical aptitude.

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