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APCT is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Design 2 Part Show in Boston, MA this September along with other industry professionals in printed circuit board design and assembly. This conference is a chance for our experienced team to showcase our Capacity, Capabilities, and ongoing Commitment to our Customers.

Design 2 Part Show in Boston

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With a manufacturing facility in nearby Wallingford, CT, and over 180,000 square feet of production space nationwide, APCT is able to handle the East Coast’s PCB fabrication needs. Our skilled team of printed circuit board experts and cutting edge equipment can get prototype standard and advanced technology printed circuit boards to technology businesses in the North East extremely quickly. We lead the industry in fabrication times

  • 2-10 layer boards in 24 hours
  • 12-24 layer boards in 48 hours
  • Via in Pad technology in 48-72 hours
  • HDI boards in 3-15 days, depending upon the number of lam cycles


Many businesses know that we offer unrivaled fabrication times for NPI builds, but what they may not know is that we also provide solutions for large production order through APCT Global. After you have received a prototype and decided that you need a full-scale order, we can help! Our team can handle all logistics of placing and overseeing overseas orders for your business. We manage

  • Logistical hurdles
  • Seamless PCB design transfer
  • Overseeing production and ensuring on-time delivery
  • Domestic quality assurance
  • Safe storage of excess product until you need it

APCT Global is your business’s offshore PCB solutions providers. We make sure your business reaps the economic benefit of low-cost overseas manufacturing with the stability & dependability of working with a domestic supplier. Get our technical expertise in fabrication, DFM, and engineering, along with the resourcefulness & reliability of an $85 million company leveraging buying power for its customers.

At Design 2 Part in Boston, MA, we look forward to showcasing how we streamline the electronics supply chain. We want to talk to you about a smoother, faster, and more customer-focused fabrication experience.

Experience the APCT difference at Design 2 Part – stop by our booth to say hello!

Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752

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APCT will be attending PCB West 2019 this coming to Santa Clara, CA. This convention is an opportunity to show the tech industry our capabilities & capacity, in addition to expressing our ongoing dedication to customer support. Expo is open Tuesday, September 10th from 10 am-6pm.

Stop by first thing for our annual “sweet” interpretation of advanced PCB technology.

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We specialize in fabricating standard and advanced technology printed circuit boards extremely quickly. If you need an NPI build quickly, come see us. We can manufacture

  • 2-10 layer boards in 24 hours
  • 12-24 layer boards in 48 hours
  • Via in Pad technology in 48-72 hours
  • HDI boards in 3-15 days, depending upon the number of lam cycles


Our headquarters in Santa Clara is located mere minutes from the Convention Center and therefore, offer a quick tour of our facility for your convenience. We are looking forward to showcasing our abilities and certifications to our entire customer base, as well as the regional support offered specifically to our Silicon Valley customers.

In addition to fast lead times on prototype builds, we also offer solutions for larger orders from APCT Global.  We can certainly assist you with placing an overseas order. Using APCT Global as your solutions provider will allow us to handle

  • Logistical challenges
  • Seamless recipe transfer
  • Technical review
  • Updates on production
  • Domestic quality control
  • Warehousing the product


Your business receives the economic advantage of offshore manufacturing while benefiting from the saving opportunities of time, money & personnel. You gain APCT’s technical expertise in engineering, DFM, and fabrication, and the reliability & resourcefulness of an $85 million company leveraging buying power for its customers.

At PCB West in Santa Clara, we anticipate meeting with technology professionals across the industry and discussing how our company restructures the electronics supply chain to be faster, smoother, and more customer focused. We want to talk to you.

Experience the APCT difference — stop by booth 219 at PCB West and say hello!


APCT is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Space Tech Expo in Pasadena, CA, May 21 & 22.

With our acquisitions of APCT Anaheim and APCT Orange County, we can now offer our entire customer base an expanded range of the technologies and certifications associated with the military, in addition to the regional support given specifically to our Southern California customers. APCT is now perfectly positioned to meet the needs of the defense & aerospace industry. The following is a list of some of the specific advantages of working with APCT.



APCT Military and Defense
  • We manufacture Mil-Spec Rigid, Flex, and Rigid-Flex PCB’s that can withstand extreme changes in pressure and temperature.
  • Corporate Certifications include:
    • ISO 9001
    • AS9100D
    • NADCAP
    • MIL-P-55110
    • MIL-PRF-31032
    • IPC 6012 Class 3 & 3A
    • ITAR Registered
  • A knowledgeable team with decades of experience in Defense & Aerospace.
  • A training program in place to continually educate our new employees to the specific systems of the corporation.


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The Space Tech Expo is an opportunity to show the aerospace industry our expanded capabilities and capacity, as well as express our commitment to our customer support.

At the event, we will have the opportunity of meeting with aerospace industry professionals and discuss the best methods to satisfy their needs in this ever-changing industry.

We invite you to the Space Tech Expo in May and look forward to speaking with you there. Please join us by registering for an exhibit hall pass for Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Registration is free and you’ll get the opportunity to meet with experts in the industry.

At APCT, our people are the difference makers. They are the ones committed to your success. They live the words:

Passion: To provide ultimate customer satisfaction.

Commitment: To service and execute with high reliability.

Trust: To be earned by our actions.

Experience the APCT difference — stop by our booth at the Space Tech Expo and say hello!


Space Tech Expo


Less than 20 years ago, in 2000, the printed circuit board industry in the United States stood at $12 billion, with more than 1,100 manufacturers nationwide. Today the industry stands at only $3 billion and has fewer than 250 manufacturers in the U.S. You may wonder what happened. But the bigger question is, with fewer and fewer suppliers to choose from, who do you work with?

A good starting point for deciding who to entrust with your business is a company’s reputation. How do you learn the truth about a manufacturer? You could garner an opinion from a supplier or perhaps a friendly competitor. Better than getting someone else’s subjective opinion, however, you could research the facts for yourself. Before you put your faith in a company, look into its track record.




APCT’s President/CEO, Steve Robinson, brings over 48 years of experience in the printed circuit board industry. He has led small independent companies, as well as ascended to the VP of global operations of the biggest publicly held company in the industry. Since buying APCT in 2008, Steve has surrounded himself with a management team that averages 40 years in the business! Read about our team and see how their experience stacks up.


APCT’s business model includes a wide range of customers, not just Tier 1 accounts. We hold the philosophy that “you never know.” We treat every customer with equal respect, care, and attention, regardless of the size of the account, because you never know what that start-up will become. Ask any of the 400+ active customers of APCT for a reference.


To be a true partner, to be trustworthy, a company must be able to meet the needs of its customers. Just take a look at our website and you’ll see that APCT can support the most advanced technology. We support rigid work, through-hole, and HDI. We support flex and rigid-flex work and bookbinder technology. We support the defense and aerospace industry, with complete certifications that allow us to do business with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Kaman. Check with our customers about our capabilities.


The employees of APCT are the differentiators. Companies may have the same equipment and capabilities, but it’s the people who set a company apart. Our employees are the ones who create the systems that enable us to produce a highly reliable product on time. For us at APCT, it’s not just business; it’s personal. Follow our staff members on social media. See what they think of our work culture and environment.


A solid reputation is a tremendous start to giving credence to a company. Investigating upper management and their experience builds trust. Longevity in the industry builds trust. Factual evidence from objective third parties builds trust. Understanding the culture and environment of the workplace builds trust. Yet, in the end, you have to decide to take a chance with a company and place the order. At APCT, we welcome the opportunity to stand behind our excellent reputation, to execute at the highest of levels, and, in turn, earn your trust.


Trusting Your Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer


Click here for the link to the print Media Ad, The Key to Success is Trust

You may think that this month’s topic is about quick-turn-PCB and the support of our customer’s needs; however, the topic is about TRUST! We have spoken often about the term “customer/supplier relationship” and how APCT strives to mold that unemotional phrase into “a true partnership.” Supporting a customer who needs quick turn consistency is a huge responsibility. Customers can’t afford a supplier who pushes out lead times depending on their capacity to produce. You need a reliable partner who plans ahead and puts to use its resources of equipment and personnel to assure it has the capacity to fulfill orders on a consistent basis.

We serve our customers with extraordinary lead times to enable them to beat their competition to market.

When it comes to producing printed circuit boards, APCT is determined to be the best — the best at implementing a cutting-edge design, the best at manufacturing reliable boards, the best at building lasting customer relationships. We want to beat the competition to market. And we are succeeding. How?

A lot goes into being the best manufacturer in the industry, from precision and quality to cost, and the people behind the production process. And to stand out above the rest, we deliver consistently quick lead times. We use state-of-the-art equipment and streamlined systems to engineer your product fast. We know that the time between receiving your order and shipping it matters to your business.

Our speedy delivery is the result of carefully synchronized production processes, and it also has to do with our production “culture.” Not only do we have highly qualified personnel, our staff is committed to building quality products … fast. They have an attitude of both can-do and will-do.

Consistency in quick lead time offerings is critical in planning the strategies to beat the competition to market.

We understand that you need to be able to count on us to complete your order, so you can meet your own production schedule. At APCT, we pride ourselves on our short lead times. We want to move along your product because we are dedicated to supporting your success. We want you to stand out at the top of your industry too.

To retain our reputation as the printed circuit board manufacturer with the shortest turnaround, we have to provide on-time deliverables every time, not just when it works for our schedule. Our commitment goes beyond a simple customer/supplier relationship. We are team players who work with you.

APCT strives to build true partnerships with our customers. We believe that for a long-lasting relationship, the bottom line is trust. A trusting partnership builds over time, through products that you can rely on to perform over and over and a supplier who does what it promises.

When your needs are critical, and you want someone you can count on, APCT delivers.

All our efforts, all our systems, are geared to achieve just that. We know that it’s about delivering a reliable product, on time, consistently. The APCT culture is dedicated to serving our customers’ needs. At APCT, we put our best foot forward to earn your trust. Give us an opportunity to show you what we can do.


Quick-turn-PCB, We serve our customers with extraordinary lead times to enable them to beat their competition to market.


APCT Offers Superior Lead Times


Click here for the link to the print Media Ad, showing our amazingly fast lead times

This month we hope to see you at PCB West, Silicon Valley’s largest trade show and exhibition of printed circuit boards. The entire industry gathers, including all the competition. Rows upon rows of companies show their wares to potential customers, consumers who are trying to find answers to solve their difficult problems.



As people file past vendors hoping that the answer they’re looking for will jump out at them, exhibitors proudly display examples of their product. The message is, “We’re the best, the fastest, the greatest.” Shiny new products will be on display. You’ll pick up a pamphlet or two describing a list of equipment and capabilities. But how do you choose?

Honestly, we all have more or less the same equipment to address your needs. What makes one manufacturer better than the rest? What’s the real secret to success? The answer is simple: it’s the people.

At APCT, we know that it is the dedicated personnel behind our product that are responsible for our success. At APCT, people are the differentiators! You rarely hear manufacturers credit the team behind their product. But at APCT, we like to brag about our people.


We welcome visitors to tour our facilities. We are proud to show you our products and manufacturing system, so you see for yourself how APCT is a cut above the rest. Let us take you into the conference room. We are happy to explain business models and total spend, but more importantly, we want you to meet our team. We want you to talk face to face with the committed people who every day create and think and follow through to make the best possible product for you — on time and on budget. These people are APCT.

Simply said, APCT is different. We are team players who build products with passion, commitment, and trust. It’s common to see one of our members create a system and help colleagues understand it inside and out. This way they audit the very system they created to confirm that the process is as efficient as possible, that it’s continuously improving, and that the final product is always reliable. The APCT personnel are an extraordinary group of people.

Great products are not about slick words or big booths at trade shows. Reliable products that you can trust to perform over and over are the result of exceptional people. At APCT, we’re building products others don’t want to build, and we’re building those products faster than anyone in the world. That’s a pretty bold statement, to be sure. But come see for yourself. See how we truly are different. Meet the people that make APCT stand above the rest.


When Everyone is Blue, You Be Red


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Cirtech, A Division of APCT, is a proud manufacturer of printed circuit boards, supporting Advanced Rigid Technology to cutting-edge Rigid Flex Technology and supporting the Military Commercial PCB Marketplaces.

Acquired by APCT in January 2018, Cirtech is now part of the largest privately owned printed circuit board manufacturer in North America. As an APCT division, Cirtech has been infused with over $3M in equipment & personnel upgrades; enhancing capabilities, while improving operational efficiencies and reducing cycle times.


military commercial pcb

Cirtech, A division of APCT


APCT understands the constant evolution of technology. And with that evolution, comes the demand from the industry to be able to support new designs. In the spirit of “continuous improvement, innovation, and cost-effective solutions,” APCT is proud to support its customer’s wishes for the next generation of technology and the vision to say “YES” to what their customers need. With that said, we gladly add to the expression “Broad Range of Technology” with the ability to manufacture Flex and Rigid/Flex products.  The strategy of being able to say “yes” was a critical piece in the thinking to acquire Cirtech.

In that same vein, another puzzle piece missing was the ability to supply to the Military market.  The acquisition of Cirtech was again the answer.


Defense & Aerospace manufacturing is a demanding market segment with an enormous emphasis on the protection of intellectual property and the validation and preservation of product integrity. APCT takes this responsibility very seriously, as it strives to put the proper systems in place to repeat and maintain the complex requirements of the Federal Government and the Defense & Aerospace industry at large.  With the acquisition of Cirtech, APCT now possesses the appropriate certifications necessary to build Military products; and just as important, reinvests its resources in equipment and personnel to achieve constant improvement in both operational efficiencies and reducing cycle times.


military commercial pcb



APCT now offers the following certifications:

ISO 9001 Certified

AS9100D Certified

NADCAP Certified

MIL-P-55110 Certified

MIL-PRF-31032 (Pending)

IPC 6012 Class III

ITAR Registered


Achieving these certifications not only allow us to manufacture high technology products for the Defense & Aerospace market, but it also shows that we are committed to continuously improving our PCB technology for all our customers. These certification confirms our pledge to provide the Military and Commercial marketplaces with maximum flexibility and a broad range of technologies to choose from.


What remains true is that the people are the difference makers.  They are the ones that who achieve creating, maintaining and auditing systems that allow the plant to focus on high reliability and high-performance product critical to the extreme environmental tolerances required for these industries.  Our people are the ones who give APCT the opportunity to offer the following technologies and quantities.


Technologies and Quantities:

Rigid Technology  Standard: 2 – 28 Layers

Advanced: 30 – 38 Layers

Development: 40 plus Layers

Flex Technology  Standard: 2 – 6 Layers

Advanced: 8 – 10 Layers

Development: 12 plus Layers

Rigid Flex Technology Standard: 4 – 14 Layers

Advanced: 16 – 24 Layers

Development: 26 plus Layers

HDI Technology  Lam Cycles: 4x

Micro BGA Pitch: .5 mm (Micro Via)

QUANTITIES   From Prototypes to Full-Scale Production Orders


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