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Passive components viz resistors, capacitors , inductors, active components viz transistors, diodes, integrated circuits etc are available which are used in electronic devices viz radios, television sets, electronic toys, VCR, Music Systems,
Cell phones etc.

1. What is the manufacturing process for passive capacitors viz resistors, capacitors, inductor ?.

2. What are the tools required for the same ?.

3. Is the manufacturing process automated or manual ?.

4. Electrical circuit/s mounted on the Printed Circuit Board will be required to test the components before or after assembling ?.

For example :

10 ohm, 100 ohm,  1k ohm resistor
10 microfarad, 10 farad,  1 picofarad capacitor.

For example : 10 Ohm resistor, 25 microfarad capacitor, 7 Henry Inductance etc

5. Can there be methods for creating bulk components from a single component manufactured of the same value and rating ?.

As a example, a 10 ohm resistor is manufactured with the process.
With the reference of 10 ohm resistor, can one manufacture another hundred 10 ohm resistors ?.

As a example, a 25 microfarad capacitor is manufactured with the process. With the reference of 25 microfarad capacitor, can one manufacture another hundred 25 microfarad capacitors ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: This is a series of questions, each requiring discussion far beyond the nature of this 'allexperts' scope of action.

You are asking about the manufacturing processes for electronic components; each of which requires textbook depth discussions to dig deep enough.  For example, resistors are many shapes, wattage, color, tolerance, physical shape, terminal connection, etc.  Some are made for automatic insertion, some are made for hand soldering, some are made to be soldered directly on a board or in-circuit deposited and so on.  They are all different in manufacturing and performance and implementation.  The same can be said for other passive components such as capacitors and inductors.

Most of the passive components are manufactured in highly automated manufacturing environments where quantity production is in the millions or 10s of millions quantity.

The references you listed in your question are a good starting point but there is much, much more to learn and study.  To get deep and detailed answers to questions you outlined above would require a huge investment in time and money to accumulate the information, study, review, assemble it into usable format and prepare for presentation.  

But, there are industry studies and research reports available for all the areas that can be acquired for your study.  They cost $$$ and you can find them on google or bing.


I think the cost of the above report and others along these same lines/ideas will cost in the neighborhood of USD$$3,000.00.

You can literally spend the rest of your life studying and learning the answers to the questions you have included in this request!

Have a happy day.

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Thank you.

On a Rough Estimation, How much investment in US $ may be required for setting Passive Components Manufacturing facility plant (factory) ?.

i.e. Machines, Tools, Raw materials cost excluding the land and manpower cost.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Too little information and assumptions make quite impossible to give any good reply.  The cost of building such a facility can vary over a wide range due to volume production capacity, location, degree of automation, type of products specializing in, cost of physical facility, etc.

However, it is big investment;  millions of dollars or rupees. Size or scale of economy is important consideration.  But to be a competitive enterprise the marginal cost factors imply the factory should be 'large' in size rather than 'small specialty shop'.

May your future be bright.  


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