A connector we use has been giving the contract assembly house trouble. The re seem to be coplanarity issues and the flat soldering surface of the pins often bent more in a J shape than and L shape. The result is a high failu re rate in test wasting a *lot* of time finding and fixing the problem. We only had two parts left and they don't show the defect very much, so there is nothing to send to the manufacturer to show them the problem.
This has happened with two different contract assemblers so I don't believe it is poor handling. But neither assembly house was very pro-active about contacting the manufacturer about this. The second one at least did notif y the disti about it. The first place just gave blank looks when I asked w hat they were doing about contacting the manufacturer. I will be following up with the second to see what is done about it. In general, the CAs seem more focused on whatever is holding things up at this moment rather than d ealing with problems like this.
I've contacted the maker directly, but without a sample to show them I'm no t sure what they can do. They say they don't have any reports of problems, but they are checking still.
Anyone deal with similar proble