Turnkey Aerospace PCB Services


When developing circuit boards for the aerospace industry, high reliability is not only desirable but mandated. In contrast to most commercial development, failures on most space platforms are not repairable. And lost aerospace vehicles, such as satellites and rockets, can cost millions of dollars, not to mention the potential for loss of life on spaceships. Therefore, regulatory standards such as AS9100D ensure that your PCBA development process meets rigid quality standards that include monitoring, record-keeping and all facets of quality control.

Tempo’s San Francisco-based automated factory is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified, as well as IPC-A-610/J-STD-001 Class 3 certified. We are one of only three companies in the world to receive IPC site certification for the J-STD-001 Space/Military Addendum assembly standard. Our facility is also ITAR-registered. Tempo is not only certified to provide the highest quality but also deliver PCBAs to perform reliably for the harshest conditions in space and on other planets.

Tempo's Custom Turnkey Aerospace PCBA Service

Tempo’s digital thread manufacturing process leads the PCBA industry in building custom and complex boards fast and precisely. Working with us is a symbiotic partnership focused on delivering prototype and low-volume PCBAs that meet the high quality standards for your aerospace system development and applications. For more information on our advanced turnkey aerospace PCB services, contact us.

Bringing the Smart Factory to Aerospace PCB Design

Tempo’s White Box Digital Thread Manufacturing Process

At Tempo, we employ a white box manufacturing process to maximize transparency between the developer and the factory. This concept ensures that design intent and equipment capabilities synchronize, resulting in an optimized process with high yield rates and the fastest turnaround in the industry.

To consistently achieve these results, we employ a custom digital thread manufacturing (DTM) process that uses communications technology, devices and protocols to enable real-time monitoring and control throughout all stages of board build. Coupled with our stringent quality assurance (QA), the following advantages for aerospace PCBA development are realized.

  • Process Control
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Improved collaboration between developer and CM
  • Agility to respond quickly to design changes/modifications
  • Cost-effective

Aerospace PCB Manufacturer


Tempo is a Trusted Partner to Aerospace Industry Leaders

Tempo Automation’s customers in the aerospace industry include some of the world’s largest makers of aircraft, satellites and space launch systems, dynamic NewSpace innovators, and government agencies. From prototyping to production of flight-ready boards, our factory manufactures printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) that meet the toughest requirements for terrestrial, orbital, and interplanetary applications. Partnering with us brings the following to your aerospace PCBA development process.

  • CM for 2 of the industries top 10 aerospace and defense manufacturers and 2 of the 10 satellite producers.
  • AS9100D, IPC-J-001/IPC-610-A and IPC J-STD-001E with Space Addendum certified manufacturing processes.
  • ISO-9001, IPC-600 and IPC-610 commitment to quality certifications.
  • Accurate quote in less than a day.
  • DFM support from Day 1 of design.
  • Entire turnkey PCB manufacturing in as fast as 3 days.
  • Sources components from the most reputable suppliers in the industry to reduce procurement time and help with component security.
  • Performs multiple automated inspections during PCB assembly to ensure PCB quality for prototyping.
  • Standard quality testing; including X-ray and inline AOI.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Intuitive Machines

"Working with Tempo allows us to prototype rapidly and move to flight finalization with true confidence."

Steve Altemus, President and CEO

Intuitive Machines

"Tempo's streamlined manufacturing process and rapid turnkey production times help us to iterate our products fast and focus more on innovating."

Dmytro Moyseyev, Avionics Engineer

Lockheed Martin

"We chose to work with Tempo Automation because they have focused their technology from the beginning to embrace software automation on both the front- and back-end, intended to create a digital thread from design to delivery."

Jeff Wilcox, Vice President of Enterprise Transformation

Tempo Streamlines PCBA Manufacturing for Intuitive Machines

Watch this webinar to learn about:

  • Intuitive Machines' upcoming 2022 lunar mission
  • The unique engineering challenges the Nova C Lunar project overcame
  • Responses the design team made to quickly adapt to changing specifications
  • How software-accelerated manufacturing supports space missions

Fast and Precise Aerospace PCB Assembly

Tempo Automation has the expertise and capabilities to ensure that your aerospace PCBAs meet or exceed your design goals and industry requirements. With our proprietary software-driven platform, secure web portal, and smart PCBA factory, Tempo provides speed, quality, transparency, and security. We build and deliver high-complexity printed circuit board assemblies in days instead of weeks.

Tempo’s digital thread manufacturing process leads the PCBA industry in building precision custom and complex boards fast. We’ll work with you to deliver on-demand PCBAs that meet the high-quality standards for your aerospace system development and applications. If you are ready to have your design manufactured, use our online quote tool to upload your CAD and BOM files.

For more information on our advanced turnkey aerospace PCB services, contact us today.

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