I'm a hobbyist who has developed a product which uses ~20 PTH components. The device is essentially an Arduino UNO with some extra driver ICs and LEDs. I have had quite a lot of positive feedback on the product and am considering re-designing it so that I can put it into production.
I was wondering what technology was best for automated/volume production? I've noticed that several companies use both surface mount and PTH components on their boards, Arduino being an example. How do the board designers make a decision on what technology to use? Size isn't really an issue for this product, the existing board using PTH components is a quarter of the size of it's container.