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Title: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 0miker0 on Aug 07, 2012, 05:12 pm
After a bit of digging I found a place for super cheap PCB manufacturing.

http://www.oshpark.com/

My design is 1" X 1.1" which cost $6 for three pcs + $5 shipping. I'm in no rush so $5 is the cheapest available.

Thats crazy cheap and my first order with them so I'll follow up once I get them back.

Mike
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Aug 07, 2012, 06:55 pm
What are you making that is so small?  25.4mm x 27.94mm

The smallest thing I ever did was 25mm x 50mm, my Leonarduino (little Leonardo). And the 50 was just to get all the header pins in.
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Leonardino_top.jpg)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 0miker0 on Aug 07, 2012, 07:34 pm
It's a tiny OLED display with a 328, linear reg and two pushbuttons.

Pics at:
https://sites.google.com/site/0miker0/gps-oled-clock

Mike
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: kg4wsv on Aug 07, 2012, 08:39 pm
Quote
http://www.oshpark.com/


The service formerly known as laen, or dorkbot.

Good quality boards, good price, and you can have any color silkscreen you like, as long as it's purple. :|

I've got a couple sets out right now, probably be back the end of this week or early next week.

-j
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: florinc on Aug 09, 2012, 12:40 am
Mike, your clock looks great, I like it.
What OLED display are you using?
Care to share the code?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 0miker0 on Aug 09, 2012, 03:19 pm
My coding skills are pretty bad so I just repackaged this project:

http://karman.cc/blog/archives/746

The OLED is from ebay and is crazy small.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/I2C-0-96-OLED-display-module-Arduino-PIC-AVR-Arduino-ARM-/200718810664?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ebbc5fe28#ht_1714wt_1224

Mike
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Riva on Aug 12, 2012, 06:45 pm
I think the OLED is smaller than the one in my home scope LOL http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/xmega-xprotolab-oscilloscope-p-722.html (http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/catalog/xmega-xprotolab-oscilloscope-p-722.html)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 0miker0 on Aug 12, 2012, 07:02 pm
Those tiny scopes are cool. Not sure if I would every use it but I love the idea and size of it. The OLED screen I have is 1" x 1.1"in size.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: danb35 on Aug 14, 2012, 03:00 pm
http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/fusion-pcb-service-p-835.html?cPath=185 also looks like a pretty good deal for boards.  They're in pre-set sizes, and it's a minimum of 10, but 10 ea., 5x5cm boards are $10.

BatchPCB.com will do any quantity you want.  $10 setup, then $2.50/in^2 with a minimum of one in^2 (but after that first in^2, they don't round up on the board size).
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Aug 14, 2012, 06:16 pm
Iteadstudio does similar.
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping.html?p=1
Up to 5cm x 5cm
Up to 5cm x 10cm
Up to 10cm x 10cm
Larger than 10cm x 10cm
Larger than 20cm x 20cm
Larger than 30cm x 30cm
Within the "Larger than" categories they have a large selection of "Up to" subsizes as welll:
5x15, 10x15, 15x15, 5x20, 10x20, 15,x20, 20x20
5x25, 10x25, 15x15, 20x25, 25x25
5x30, 10x30, 15x30, 20x30, 25x30, 30x30
>30x30 looks like custom quote?

Also 4 layer, color options (Green standard; Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White), material thickness options, (0.4mm, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.6, 2,0), surface finish options, test options.
I have purchased the 5x5cm and 10x10cm. If you're clever in Eagle, you can create neat shapes too.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: danb35 on Aug 14, 2012, 06:25 pm
From what I've seen, Iteadstudio and seeedstudio are offering the same services (except for 4-layer with seeedstudio) for the same prices--wonder if they're the same folks.  How have your experiences been with iteadstudio?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Aug 14, 2012, 06:58 pm
I only have positive comments about iteadstudio.
If you look at my signature link, all the green boards came from iteadstudio.
http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17
The yellow & blue boards are from http://www.internationalcircuits.com which also turned out very nice.
All came back error free, clear & crisp stencilling, no electrical problems at all.
They both accept really small dimensions as well - 6 & 8 mil wide traces, 12mil diameter holes, 8 & 10 mil clearances.

The unsoldermasked board came from a US boardhouse in AZ, I needed a board real quick and didn't wamt to pay extra and wait longer for soldermask & silkscreen, which made assembly tricky - way to easy to have shorts with 10 mil traces and 10 mil clearances. China shops were closed for New Years, calendar oversight on my part. Now that I know how much easier solder mask makes assembly, I will use that on All boards I order, US or international.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: TonyD on Aug 15, 2012, 02:37 pm

From what I've seen, Iteadstudio and seeedstudio are offering the same services (except for 4-layer with seeedstudio) for the same prices--wonder if they're the same folks. 

Iteadstudio and Seeedstudio are different companies but for their PCB services they both use the same PCB company, which I guess is why they offer similar prices and services.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: hugo007 on Aug 20, 2012, 05:41 pm
Hello folks
I'm starting making my own pcb and today I finished my board on eagle.I had choose the ITEAD to get my first pcb but now I need to generate the gerber files to seendto then.
They need this:
Top layer:    pcbname.GTL
Bottom layer:    pcbname.GBL
Solder Stop Mask top:  pcbname.GTS
Solder Stop Mask Bottom pcbname.GBS
Silk Top:   pcbname.GTO
Silk Bottom pcbname.GBO
NC Drill: pcbname.TXT


Any help you can I generate this files from eagle to this specific manufacter?
My board have 2 layers
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Aug 20, 2012, 06:16 pm
Go to itead studio,
http://imall.iteadstudio.com/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/im120418001.html?options=cart

Select Download and download the eagle files
2Layer CAM for Eagle 5.x      ITEADstudio_CAM for Eagle5.x.
2 Layer CAM for Eagle 6.x     ITEADstudio_CAM for Eagle6.x.zip
2Layer DRC for Eagle            ITEADstudio_DRC.zip2

Put the .drc file in the eagle DRC folder.
Put the .cam file in the eagle CAM folder.

With the schematic open, run the DRU check (tools:DRU I think, don't have it on this computer)
Address all the errors, make sure you understand the warning.

With the board open, run the DRC check - load the iteadstudio file and let it run, it will tell you about overlapping signals, signals too close, pins too close to the edge, pins not connected. Address all those. Some you may just approve, like unconnected pins if they are not actually used.
You will likely get a lot of warnings that are silkscreen related. If your component names are where you want them, those can be ignored.

To create the gerbers it's a 2-step process.
Select File:CAM processor, shoud bring up another screen.
On that screen, select File:Open Job, browse to the iteadstudio .cam file.
Then select Process Job.  Close the CAM processor screen when done.

Now you will have all the files itead needs.
You can review them with a free viewer from www.viewplot.com

Zip all the files except .sch & .brd and send them to the address itead will send you after you make the board purchase. 

I'm not looking at the eagle screens as I type this, so it may not be 100% correct, but close enough that you can find what's needed.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: hugo007 on Aug 20, 2012, 07:14 pm
Thanks it really simplify my problem.
In your opinion, when run the DRC check I get a lot of warnings about "stop mask".Can I ignore this warning?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Aug 20, 2012, 08:51 pm
If you are happy with your reference designator placements (R1, R2, C1, etc) and anything else you have on the Names layers (25 & 26), then you can ignore them.  I try and place all names so they don't overlap vias, pads, holes, and also the place markings for parts. You can right-click a part, SMASH it, and then move names, change their properties for size, font, etc.

Review the gerber files, you see can see what will end up the top & bottom for stenciling.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: skyjumper on Sep 08, 2012, 02:48 am
Is that what all my "stop mask" errors are? Silk screen that overlaps something?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: skyjumper on Sep 08, 2012, 02:55 am

After a bit of digging I found a place for super cheap PCB manufacturing.

http://www.oshpark.com/



I just checked their site, and one thing worth pointing out is that their boards are all ENIG, which means gold immersion. I order all my boards ENIG because I believe its well worth the extra expense. So if you compare prices to this place be sure the place you're comparing to also is quoting ENIG.

I have been happy with International Circuits, but that does not mean I won't at least look ;-)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Sep 09, 2012, 12:32 am
"Is that what all my "stop mask" errors are? Silk screen that overlaps something? "
Yep.  Large qty of them will be the outlines around connectors for instance.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: skyjumper on Sep 09, 2012, 12:36 am

"Is that what all my "stop mask" errors are? Silk screen that overlaps something? "
Yep.  Large qty of them will be the outlines around connectors for instance.


So then all the slik screen is going to make an error, since its all on the stop mask.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Sep 09, 2012, 02:11 am
I wouldn't worry about it as long as your Ref Des #s are clear and not intefering with connector markings or parts placement markings.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 0miker0 on Oct 10, 2012, 03:45 pm
My first post mentioned that I ordered my boards from: http://www.oshpark.com/ It's been a while and since then the boards came in, have been populated and my layout is up and running. Manufacturing them and delivery took around 30 days but if you are in no rush then do recommend them. The quality is great for prototype boards. The drill hole alignment on the pads was well centered but the silkscreen was off a bit only on the backside. No worries there as long as the drill holes are good.

This was my first custom board so dropping the bootloader on was interesting. It turned out to be easier then what I was expecting. In my world, that never happens.

Check it out at:
https://sites.google.com/site/0miker0/Designing-your-custom-Arduino-Board
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: danb35 on Oct 10, 2012, 05:30 pm


"Is that what all my "stop mask" errors are? Silk screen that overlaps something? "
Yep.  Large qty of them will be the outlines around connectors for instance.

So then all the slik screen is going to make an error, since its all on the stop mask.

Not exactly.  The stop mask layer is a negative layer.  IOW, it indicates where the solder mask will not be.  Ideally, there wouldn't be any overlap between the silkscreen and the solder mask layers.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: mmcp42 on Oct 10, 2012, 10:44 pm
I found that using vector instead of proportional text dramatically reduced the number of spurious stop mask error reports
my guess is that proportional defines a rectangle to hold the text
if that rectangle crosses a stop mask - ALARM ALARM the world is falling in
by converting the text to vector is just moans where there's a real problem

basically you don't want the silk screen printing on top of where you're trying to solder
IMHO YMMV
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 11, 2012, 01:29 am
Like I said: "I wouldn't worry about it as long as your Ref Des #s are clear and not intefering with connector markings or parts placement markings."
I personally think proportional ends up looking better.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: wwbrown on Oct 17, 2012, 05:02 pm
One debugging step I have learned the hard way is to view only layer 19 the unrouted layer.  In a complex board you may not be able to see short unrouted air traces, by only showing the unrouted layer you of course can see them clearly if they are there.

Unrouted traces can occur if you route by hand or auto so I think this is a good debugging step.

wade
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Steph on Oct 17, 2012, 07:50 pm

One debugging step I have learned the hard way is to view only layer 19 the unrouted layer.  In a complex board you may not be able to see short unrouted air traces, by only showing the unrouted layer you of course can see them clearly if they are there.

Unrouted traces can occur if you route by hand or auto so I think this is a good debugging step.

wade


I so wish there were a way to include a test for airwires in the DFU rules. I accidentally sent a board off with an unrouted trace... d'oh! Though in the end it was an excuse to add a bit more functionality to the project with another revision, it was still an aggravating mistake.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 18, 2012, 03:01 am
Using the Rats Nest reports on the number of unrouted traces.
I change the color to yellow to make them easier to see.
The really little short traces right on top of  pad are the hardest to find.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: hugo007 on Oct 20, 2012, 11:27 pm
I order my boards at http://imall.iteadstudio.com/ but it almost passed 2 months and I'm still waiting.Does anyone already order boards on them and how did it take to deliver the boards?
I have more boards to send to fabrication but with this delay I need to find another pcb house.
My hope is to find a good one in Europe  8)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Oct 20, 2012, 11:53 pm
itead delivers to me in eastern US in about 3 weeks. 2 weeks of that seems to be clearing customs, shipping, and clearing customs.
Total time to Australia has been reported as 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: wwbrown on Oct 21, 2012, 06:08 am
I have usually gotten my boards back from Itead in a month
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: KirAsh4 on Oct 21, 2012, 06:22 am
Normal shipping from iTead to me has been roughly 3 weeks-ish.  Expedited shipping came back in a week.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: usms123 on Jul 09, 2013, 10:25 pm
OSHPARK  has become even more affordable. I ordered 1.25 inch x 1.25 inch double sided PCB for $7.80 for 3 pieces (We need to order in triplets) making each PCB for $2.60. The price was including shipping. Its awesome price. I am still at prototyping stage so this price is quite good. I ordered on 2nd July , expected delivery is by this weekend. I'll keep you'll posted as to how much time it took. And this was my first time ordering PCB with them.
I do want to know if I can lower price of each PCB to under a dollar as I may need about 50 of them. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: danb35 on Aug 29, 2013, 07:56 pm
iTead or Seeedstudio are both $10 for 10 pieces, up to 5 cm square, or $40 for 50 pieces.  If you want to get clever, you could panelize 9 of your designs onto a 10x10 cm board, $25 for 10 pieces.  You'd need to cut them apart yourself, but that would give you 90 boards for $25, or $0.28 each.  I've only done one board with them, but I was entirely satisfied with the quality and turnaround time.  http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/fusion-pcb-service-2-layers-p-835.html

Even OSHPark will do $1/in^2 with a minimum order of 150 in^2.  For your board, that would be $1.56 each.  Less than the small-run option with them, but quite a bit more than shipping it off to China.

Edit: That price from seeedstudio isn't exactly comparable to OSHPark, as it doesn't include the ENIG (gold plated) finish on the boards--that adds $16 to the order (and that looks like a flat amount--it doesn't seem to depend on the number or size of the boards ordered).  And, of course, they don't have the purple solder mask, though a number of other colors are available.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Coding Badly on Aug 30, 2013, 12:13 am

Possibly of interest...

http://hackaday.com/2012/09/11/bed-of-nails-and-accuracy-in-pcb-manufacturing/
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulstoffregen/teensy-30-32-bit-arm-cortex-m4-usable-in-arduino-a/posts/305527

http://www.meatandnetworking.com/resources/cheap-prototype-pcb-comparison/
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: JChristensen on Aug 30, 2013, 01:49 am

Possibly of interest...


Indeed. I have to believe that iTead and Seeed use the same fab. The prices and offerings are identical, as are the specs, last I checked. I've used both and the boards look identical. For some reason, I get faster (and more consistent) turnaround time from Seeed, just over two weeks. From both, I've had drill hits that I thought could be centered better and the silk screen on my last order was thin. There is definitely some batch-to-batch variation, but I've never had a board not work. I don't suppose my designs are pushing the limits very hard though, in fact I make efforts not to. I've also used OSH Park, their boards are super, obviously superior in several respects.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Leon Heller on Sep 29, 2013, 06:32 pm
My last ITead order was accepted on the 11 September. ITead received the boards on the 18 September and I received them via DHL on the 20 September.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: remon404 on Oct 04, 2013, 07:42 am
Hi,
Sounds very interesting and helpful! Thanks for sharing Electronics hobbiest .Nice price about PCB, i have doubt about their Quality and Reliability, i have been using PCB from a
PCB manufacturer  (http://actpcb.com) since 2010. initially First time i was started my Electronics works by using cadSoft, now i'm Producing some electronic products thats why lots of PCB demands in every week. I'm delighted about their Quality PCB, reliabilities etc.
Thanks
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Coding Badly on Oct 07, 2013, 06:41 pm
i have been using PCB from a
PCB manufacturer since 2010.


What is the shipping cost from Anaheim, CA, USA to Dhaka, Bangladesh?

Given your proximity to China, why would you have your boards manufactured in the US?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: dannable on Apr 30, 2014, 12:14 pm
I cannot see any prices so I'll stick with the likes of Itead and Elecrow.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: PaulS on Sep 07, 2014, 05:05 pm
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crossposting all over the place.

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Some constraints apply for penalizing

Yep. We should be penalizing you. I suspect that panelizing is what you meant, though.

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Your suggestions, inputs and comments are most welcome.

Stop hijacking other threads. Stop crossposting.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbfreak on Mar 26, 2015, 10:21 am
I've been using http://www.pcbway.com recently. They have very low prices and the quality so far is very good.
They are based in China. Usually they need 4-5 days for manufacturing the pcbs and about 20 days to ship to europe. (they can ship with EMS or DHL by request)
One their website you can get an instant quote about the cost of your pcbs depending on the specs you want.

for these specs:

Layers:  2
Substrate:  FR4, 1.6mm
Solder Mask Colour:  Blue
Silk Screen:  White
Copper thickness: 1oz
dimensions: 36X72mm
quantity: 50 pieces

The price was 62$ (including shipping)

check the photos on the attachment.

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: audioreal on Apr 01, 2015, 09:45 am
I've checked out this manufacturer that fellow "pcbfreak" mentions above and it sure is very cheap indeed. I've never tried them before but I am plannning to do so for my next mini-project.
I also saw that they have a big range of available pcb colours that are pretty affordable.

Concering the quality and the durabilty of the pcb:
I usually experiment on my circuits and this process many times I need to disassemble and remove soldered parts and solder new ones. I need to have a good quality pcb for the pads not to be damaged after 2 or 3 component removals. Did you try to disassemble any of your completed circuits? Was the pcb intact after that?

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbfreak on Apr 01, 2015, 04:38 pm
The pcbs that I got are pretty durable. I've been making soldering and de-solderings during experimentation and I got no problem with any of them. Just be sure to have the right pad-dimensions on your design.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: dazmatic on Apr 10, 2015, 05:52 pm
I for one have used PCBway/3PCB (same place) a couple of times now. My last order, 2 different designs, took about 3 days to build from order date and about 3 days to deliver via DHL. Sizes were 81x40mm and 70x55mm, cost $13 for 10, plus shipping come to $52 in total.

Quality of the boards are excellent. Can even upload your own projects to their site and get coupons to use for money off your next order. So far, I've managed to get $25 worth of coupons and you can use them to get 10% off your next order up to the value of the coupons.

Please see the link below for my recent project, a batch ISP programmer for AVR devices that use an arduino and USBASP for programming in batches.

http://www.pcbway.com/project/share/ArduBatch.html

They do also offer a referral scheme, should any one wish to make use of it, please see the link below.

http://www.pcbway.com/setinvite.aspx?inviteid=3595
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Lindaye on Apr 13, 2015, 03:30 am
You got what you paid for.

Personally, I would much refer to the reliable pcb manufacturers (http://en.edadoc.com), especially those who can provide one stop service, such as Edadoc company.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: eosintickleear on Jun 05, 2015, 09:22 am
I am a electrical designer, which often uses PCB in my works.
Here I recommend a good PCB fab which I buy my PCB for my projects.

Firtly, show some PCB for my parts.2 kinds, the blue is 2layer,1.6mm Blue sold mask. It is like the size of a coin. And the Red PCB is 4 layer, Red sold-mask.

(http://file.pcbway.com/ordershow/15/01/31/080706652.jpg)
(http://file.pcbway.com/ordershow/15/01/31/080647879.jpg)

Share site here: www.pcbway.com/e (http://www.pcbway.com/e)
Hope it would be useful.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Isaac96 on Jun 06, 2015, 04:57 am
Looks good!
What are those boards for?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: doughboy on Jun 10, 2015, 12:24 am
does pcbway have cheaper shipping option to US?
The quote only shows dhl for $25 as option for 10 pcs of 100x100mm.
The total comes up to $38.

seedstudio total for same is about $31, and dirtypcb is $25.

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: TonyD on Jun 10, 2015, 02:52 pm
Yes, their shipping cost look expensive when compared to other manufacturers
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Jun 10, 2015, 02:53 pm
DHL for iteadstudio is about the same. Slower registered airmail is less.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: doughboy on Jun 10, 2015, 09:08 pm
I tried adding a pcb to cart on itead and seeed, and seeed total is slightly cheaper using regular mail, both about a little over $30 total for 10 10x10cm pcb. I think I'll try dirtypcb for $25 shipped.  If results are not ok, then I'll use seeed on my next order.

For stuff I buy from china, I typically get it in 2 weeks (1 week if sent via epacket). So turn around time of 3 weeks I read from reviews sounds right. oshpark turnaround time is 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: TonyD on Jun 11, 2015, 01:19 pm
DirtyPCB's are a pretty good outfit, I've been using them a lot recently. It's run by Ian from Dangerous Prototypes so they have a decent understanding what makers / hobbyist want from a service.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: takumikm on Aug 06, 2015, 09:29 pm
Hey guys I was checking a lot of companies and I found the good one. It's called PCBway (you can find it as www.pcbway.com or www.3pcb.com it's the same company I think) and well it may looks like a commercial and I never make reviews but those guys really made it better than what I was expected, The price it's so cheap, I ordered 10 pcs for a wearable project where the PCBs are pretty complex it was only 12 USD and if you select the express shipping it's pretty fast, I recommend you to use it if it's urgent, if not use the cheap one to save some money. I was testing the PCBs and checking the quality, etc. with a microscope and everything looks great. Being honest I've tried other companies that are good as well but the prices are higher. If I have to say what was the best thing for me is the customer service, it really can be called "EXCELLENT". And that's why I'm writing this review that can be useful for you. BTW I recommend to use eagle to make the layouts because it's easy to use.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: dscpcb on Oct 08, 2015, 02:58 pm
Try out Dashunchang Electronic Co., (https://dsc-pcb.com/) Ltd, a technology enterprise, specializing in single side PCB, double side PCB and multilayer PCB , was established in 2002, focusing on fast PCB prototype and PCB mass production. Main products are CEM-3, FR4 and aluminum PCB, etc. As one of the largest PCB prototype manufacturers (https://dsc-pcb.com/pcb-prototype-service.php)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: balddude on Oct 08, 2015, 09:41 pm
You could also try PCBWay (http://www.pcbway.com/)

We are a start up company and don`t have a big budget. We were in discussion with a potential client. When the first order came in we needed the PCBs done quickly. We could have had them made by a local company in no time, but the cost would have been too expensive for us. Therefore we went looking for a company who could produce our PCBs quickly at a reasonable price.  We then found PCBWay looking on internet.

At first, I must say that we were a little nervous about PCBWay, could they really ship functional PBCs within the given time frame?  What would be the quality of the PCBs that we would receive? Would there be a lot of faulty ones? We really needed the PCBs delivered on time, and didn`t have time to make modifications on faulty PCBs.  I am proud to say that the PCBs were delivered on time.  We were able to assemble all the PCBs without any problems. The printed boards that we received were exactly what we expected which is:
Layers: 2, Thickness: 1.6 mm, Material: FR-4, Finished Copper: 1 oz. Cu, Surface Finish: HASL lead free, Solder Mask: Green, Silk Screen: White
I should mention that the PCBs are used for low speed application with voltage ranging between 24 Volts to 120 Volts.

Bottom line, we did receive our PCBs within the given time and had no faulty PCBs. Wether you are a hobbyist, student or professional, we recommend PCBWay for anybody who needs a cheat and fast solution for professional PCBs.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: LionRelaxe on Oct 21, 2015, 04:05 am
Hello there,
My personal favorite goes to:
http://www.pcbwing.com

Maybe they are not the cheapest, or the fastest, but they have a very comprehensive quote tool for advanced capability PCBs.
We use it at my job. For medium quantity (~50 ish boards), they tend to be the cheapest I found.

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: clohe on Nov 18, 2015, 04:16 am
I always buying PCBs from one manufacturer.

http://www.pcbway.com/q

5 pcs 51mm*61mm pcbs just cost me $28. They suggest me the best way to panel and ship to save cost. And also $5 cut for the fist order.

The delivery is adorable.

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 18, 2015, 05:12 am
51mm x 61mm = 5.1cm x 6.1cm
10 pieces 10cm x 10cm max at iteadstudio.com is $19.90 plus shipping as low as $6.78, total $26.78
No worries about panelizing, they make it fit.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: clohe on Nov 18, 2015, 09:29 am
I always buying PCBs from one manufacturer.

http://www.pcbway.com/q

5 pcs 51mm*61mm pcbs just cost me $28. They suggest me the best way to panel and ship to save cost. And also $5 cut for the fist order.

The delivery is adorable.


Different specifications refer to different price. I always buying PCBs with HASL lead free. I checked the price just now. It's $23. Then cut $5. It is $18. You can try it by yourself: http://www.pcbway.com/q (http://www.pcbway.com/q)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: mcnobby on Dec 02, 2015, 03:29 pm
51mm x 61mm = 5.1cm x 6.1cm
10 pieces 10cm x 10cm max at iteadstudio.com is $19.90 plus shipping as low as $6.78, total $26.78
No worries about panelizing, they make it fit.

I have been reading their website, and it really is very good pricing, even the delivery from US->UK is low

Thanks for the lead on this Bob !!

Just one important question, is the low price reflected in lead time ??
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: MarvinMartian on Dec 22, 2015, 01:51 pm
I have been reading their website, and it really is very good pricing, even the delivery from US->UK is low

Thanks for the lead on this Bob !!

Just one important question, is the low price reflected in lead time ??
FYI Itead are not in the US, they are in the Far East

Turnaround of my orders has always been a week or less. Delivery to the UK via the cheapest option is anywhere from 1-3 weeks (I had an order arrive in six days earlier this month!)

Just got an order for a 2" x 0.5" board - only really wanted one, but ordered the 10 pack for $9.90. I actually got 21 boards!!
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: mcnobby on Dec 22, 2015, 05:21 pm
FYI Itead are not in the US, they are in the Far East

Turnaround of my orders has always been a week or less. Delivery to the UK via the cheapest option is anywhere from 1-3 weeks (I had an order arrive in six days earlier this month!)

Just got an order for a 2" x 0.5" board - only really wanted one, but ordered the 10 pack for $9.90. I actually got 21 boards!!

WOW, thats good value, delivery etc - I had a feeling they were in the far east anyway
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: MarvinMartian on Jan 04, 2016, 02:59 pm
Just had another stellar experience, from Elecrow this time (I wanted a white soldermask and they offer this for free)

Order submitted 23rd Dec
Order Shipped 29th Dec
Order delivered to UK on or before 2nd Jan!! (I'd been away, was there when I got back!)

12 snowflake shaped boards for the price of 10.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: jean_howard on Jan 05, 2016, 02:20 pm
DorkbotPDX is a newer batch service managed and manufactured in the US:
 
http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order
 
It's just $5 per square inch (for three 2-layer boards).  Thus 2 sq inch would be just $10 total for all 3 boards.  Silk screen & solder mask included.  Shipping is free in the US.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Isaac96 on Feb 02, 2016, 05:08 am
And what is the shipping? 
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: alansaki89 on Feb 05, 2016, 11:26 pm
I know the best pcb manufacture (RUSH PCB Inc) provides you the best convenience and prices for prototype PCBs and Assembly. Our aim is to provide the best value in the industry based on product quality, turn-around time and low prices. You will see there price and more details http://www.rushpcb.com/ (http://www.rushpcb.com/)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbprototying on Apr 30, 2016, 04:57 pm
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Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: 1bit on Apr 30, 2016, 08:35 pm
Thanks for the info....

I do use this viewer,,,,probably everyone knows that already...

http://www.gerber-viewer.com/ (http://www.gerber-viewer.com/)

I am using 7.3 eagle and I seem to get good views.....some are at 7.5 and they post problems with the CAM processor operator error??  I was asked if if would upgrade to 7.5 by my current board maker but I haven't decided....


I usually make boards for the MEGA2560 for my clients and they are usually less than 10 pcs,  so I have some to play with...  ;)

You can see a few if you want here....

www.BioProcessIT.com (http://www.BioProcessIT.com)





Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 30, 2016, 09:47 pm
I have been using Eagle 7.5 (professional license) for quite a while now and have not noticed any CAM processor errors (using .CAM and .DRU files from iteadstudio).
You can see boards here
http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/ (http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/)
Example
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Bobuino2_MIKROE483_screw.jpg)

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Aghdam on May 06, 2016, 12:51 am

http://www.pcbway.com/

PCBWAY company was what I hoped. My RF ANTENNA board printed very accurate and like the size and design. It was easy to set up order, get qoute, contact with them. The imported thing made me impressed my ordered delivered in 4 days which was owsome from China to USA.

BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a all engineers.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: mcnobby on May 06, 2016, 12:33 pm
I am waiting on 50 boards from PCBway, really looking forward to seeing the quality considering how little they cost.. 50p per PCB
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: westfw on May 12, 2016, 10:47 am
Most of the very cheap services (Seeed, ITead, etc) have a really attractive deal for 50x50mm boards ($10 for 10 boards), but an arduino-sized board is a bit bigger (79x54mm) and gets charged at the considerably higher 100x100mm board rate.   Someone could grab a lot of the "arduino maker" market by offering a special price for the arduino-sized boards. (I'm not sure anyone WANTS to do that, but it's an interesting idea...)

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: flexiblepcb on May 27, 2016, 04:42 am

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2,Over 15+ Years of PCB Expertise.
3,Provided "PCB & Assembly One-stop shop"service,No MOQ.
4,ISO9001 ISO14001 TS16949 Certified & UL Approved.
5,24 hours turn time on double sides PCB's,3-7 days for multilayer PCB's.
Reply quotation with in 2 hours .Welcome send email to quotes@huanyupcb.com

http://www.huanyupcb.com/ (http://www.huanyupcb.com/)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: casemod on Jun 18, 2016, 02:56 am
Elecrow. 2 weeks from factory to my hand using the slow postage option. They must post in bulk to the UK or something, my packages are traceable and delivered by Royal mail 2 days before delivery.

Having said that I received a credit from PCBWay a while ago. I havent read great reviews about them so I'm waiting for something that its not critical to try them.

I have been using Eagle 7.5 (professional license) for quite a while now and have not noticed any CAM processor errors (using .CAM and .DRU files from iteadstudio).
You can see boards here
http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/ (http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/)
Example
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Bobuino2_MIKROE483_screw.jpg)


I'm reluctant to upgrade when V6 does all I need. How have you find it? Are the extra features of any use? Also where do you assemble your boards?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Jun 18, 2016, 06:19 am
I had issues with V6 crashing on me and losing work on complex designs with lots of parts and many many traces (I complained and found out there are regular backups made so that you can recover without having to re-do too much, rename the .s#1 and .b#1 for example to .sch and .brd to recover).

MrsCrossRoads and I do most of our own assembly.  If we have a large run of boards for a commercial customer, we farm that out, that gets tedious to assemble. Or large boards with tons of parts, gets hard to place a really large number of small SMD parts without screwing something up. Or boards with fine pitch parts and 0402, 0603 size components.
Boards with thru hole and 0805 parts are not bad. I try to keep designs under 10cm x 10cm to keep board costs down.

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Vincent19 on Jul 08, 2016, 07:43 pm
Wanna do cheap PCB prototyping ? You should never miss SMART-PROTOTYPING (http://smart-prototyping.com/Prototyping-Services/Electronic-Prototyping/PCB-Prototyping.html)

Check them out. Not ONLY cheap price for as low quantity for 5 pcs, they have more discounts for mass production !!! The PCBs are high quality as well especially I like the silkscreen from them. They help you to turn your idea into product by going through a complete solution for you from PCB prototyping to PCB Assembly, Testing and so on !

Been using for the past 4 years and no complaints !

Let me know if you want to know more.

Thanks !

Maker,
Malaysia
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Jul 08, 2016, 09:24 pm
Have you tried anything complicated? Your examples are all too simple.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Vincent19 on Jul 09, 2016, 07:00 am
1Sheeld is something more complicated that I know of is produced by them: http://1sheeld.com/

You can try. It's really CHEAP ! :)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: RoyTobby on Sep 23, 2016, 05:19 am
I used PCBshopper to select the cheap PCB manufacturers and EasyEDA seems to be a good choice.
I've used it a couple of times and have been impressed by the quality of their PCBs.

There is a pricing calculator at https://easyeda.com/order (https://easyeda.com/order). The cheapest option is for 10pcs of 50mmx50mm boards, which comes to 9.8USD. 10pcs of 100mmx100mm boards is 17.6USD. For larger boards, 5pcs is cheaper than 10pcs. Definitely worthwhile messing around with the pricing calculator.

Prices don't include shipping. Standard shipping is "From $6" according to https://easyeda.com/Doc/Tutorial/PCBOrder.htm (https://easyeda.com/Doc/Tutorial/PCBOrder.htm).


EasyEDA offers a free, web-based tools to do the schematic capture, any simulation required and the PCB layout and then generate the Gerbers (which are free to download and can be used with any PCB fab house: there's no tie to EasyEDA). From within EasyEDA, the Gerbers can be submitted straight to EasyEDA for fab.

They even provide a free online gerber viewer  (https://gerber-viewer.easyeda.com/)to help you check Gerber files before sending the PCB designs for manufacturing.


There's a thread on their site asking much the same with a couple of pictures from users:

https://easyeda.com/forum/topic/Whos_ordered_PCBs_-L71VduMGY (https://easyeda.com/forum/topic/Whos_ordered_PCBs_-L71VduMGY)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on Sep 23, 2016, 06:49 am
https://easyeda.com/order website won't open for me.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: RoyTobby on Sep 26, 2016, 10:41 am
https://easyeda.com/order website won't open for me.
I have not met such problems, maybe you can reload the page https://easyeda.com/order (https://easyeda.com/order) or you can directly contact them at support@easyeda.com, their customer support is excellent. :)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: aster94 on Sep 26, 2016, 08:25 pm
looks like that here a lot of people are advicing their own sites....

since i don t need to meet any standard and i do really REALLY simple stuff someone can advice me a cheep site?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Qdeathstar on Sep 27, 2016, 12:19 am
It depends on where your from, but I tried PCBway and OSHpark.


PCBway is cheaper, but the quality is MUCH lower than OSHpark... The price/quality ratio difference ended up making OSHpark a better choice.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: aster94 on Sep 27, 2016, 09:03 am
Oh yes you are right i forgot to say that i need the shipping to italy, i red that osh should be free worldwide
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: LMI1 on Oct 11, 2016, 06:54 pm
You should read earlier posts to this thread. There are several good places to buy. I use Itead studio
10cm*10cm is 19$ plus postage. Often the postage cost is higher than the PCB cost. I have also ordered larger and they were good with reasonable cost.
https://www.itead.cc/open-pcb/pcb-prototyping/2layer-green-pcb-10cm-x-10cm-max.html
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbfreak on Oct 27, 2016, 10:49 am
I've used http://www.pcbway.com a lot of times for my pcbs. The quality is satisfying and they ship to Europe. The shipment usually takes 15-25 days. The shipping costs go up depending on the weight of your pcbs so try to keep it light if possible.

here are some photos:
https://i.imgur.com/vmYSqZu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/SmONhHi.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jaCDBEB.jpg

looks like that here a lot of people are advicing their own sites....

since i don t need to meet any standard and i do really REALLY simple stuff someone can advice me a cheep site?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: carlosclearman on Nov 24, 2016, 09:27 am
Well... nobody mentioned the partner currently I go with. Just for your info. It's good and cheap. I would like to mention it here inorder to help the next man with the same needs and requirements.

MOKO Technology Limited

Source http://www.mokotechnology.com/about/ (http://www.mokotechnology.com/about/)

We Supply a Large Choice of PCB Capabilities to suit Your complete PCB Requires.
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With over Ten years in the world of PCB prototype and fabrication, we're dedicated to suiting the requires of our shoppers coming from diverse industries concerning craftsmanship, transport, cost-effectiveness and all other request(s). Being among the most qualified PCB manufacturers in China, we have confidence to become your most helpful business partners .

We are respected as the brilliant provider of a number of firms around the globe. We can offer all sorts of services which include PCB manufacturing and PCB Assembly prototype orders and mass production orders. For PCB Assy, using 8 high-speed SMT Assy lines from Yamaha and Sony, to match our buyers' expectations.

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Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: ealltech on Dec 20, 2016, 12:58 pm
One debugging step I have learned the hard way is to view only layer 19 the unrouted layer.  In a complex board you may not be able to see short unrouted air traces, by only showing the unrouted layer you of course can see them clearly if they are there.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: stephen-garfield88 on Jan 05, 2017, 01:34 pm
Has anyone tried PCBWin(www.pcbwin.com/a)? I heard many people talk about it in the work, and most of them think it is a good and reliable PCB fab.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: ACPEREZ0727 on Apr 25, 2017, 02:21 am
BasicPCB.com (http://www.basicpcb.com/) is what i use for cheap 2 layer boards
theyr just 3 bucks for boards around 1 inch and they ship form the USA in 4 days - quality is MUCH better than the cheap China or other offshore pcb houses.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: westfw on Apr 25, 2017, 03:47 am
(I wish more of the obvious shills would just own up and say "I work for XYZ PCB Company, and you should consider for your PCB needs because [uncommon qualities, like: "10x0cm special now going on", "fast shipping", "US Based", "Priced per area instead of fixed sizes", "free soldermask colors [red, blue, green]", "cheap 4mil design rules boards", "low cost automatic placement and solding of 0402 resistors in [standard value list], etc]  Bye!")

(Obvious shill: someone with one or two posts, one of which recommends a PCB company, who is never heard from again.)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: nitrof on Apr 25, 2017, 02:03 pm
@westfw Yes It is right. It's hard to follow, I don't know how that kind of thing could be filter.

It is a missing resource to have a kind of listing of PCB manufacturer, where they are good or appropriate, pricing and delivery. Could have a rating from user also.

could be cool...

Regards

Nitrof
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: bobcousins on Apr 25, 2017, 04:00 pm
Like http://pcbshopper.com/ (http://pcbshopper.com/) ? I haven't verified all the suppliers, but the ones I know of, the reviews seem fair. Ratings sites can be gamed with positive (or negative) reviews, so should be read with caution.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbEric on May 09, 2017, 11:22 am
Hi, if you need cheap PCB supplier or turnkey PCB Assembly service, you could try us: www.pcbgogo.com
our moq is 5pcs, and now we offers $5 for 10pcs 2 layer normal PCB (100*100MM) as promotion. And we could help you sourcing all components and populated the components for you even if you only need 1pcs.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pcbEric on May 18, 2017, 04:38 pm
Nowadays, Many companies have a "quick prototyping" option, where you get your board back within the week, but sometimes without soldermask or silkscreen. Most hobbyists use this option to make small runs of boards.

Advanced Circuits (4pcb.com) aka Barebones PCB aka 33Each.com aka FreeDFM.com, PCBGOGO.COM (http://www.pcbgogo.com/w)
These guys have a bunch of different options for cheap boards. The fastest is pcbgogo.com, which will get your boards shipped next day, with solder mask, 3oz full copper capabilities etc. for $37cost with shipping. This seems to be one of the cheaper method available online. I've used it a lot and have no any problems. Since it's suitable for students, DIY engineer. And they also have turnkey PCBA service, cheap and good choice.
Another method, if you're a student, is their sponsor and 100USD coupon you can get. If you're not a student, $100coupon also will get when you registred in their website. Still, a good deal if you want make PCB and populated boards. If you want to panelize this same design there is no extra fee.
They'll offer you faster shipping and on time delivery with low minimum quantity, so be sure to Find a place for cheap pcb manufacturing!
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: CrossRoads on May 18, 2017, 05:05 pm
Well,
I'lll put in a good word for iteadstudio.com again. I have not a had a manufacturing related issue in using them since Jan 2011. I have designed and purchased quite a few different board types over the years, and the only issues ever seen were my design issues - fonts too small, fonts placed over pads (the pads win), and the very occasional design error, of which I've made about 4 I think, most involving a trace that I gave 2 different names and didn't catch when I was reviewing the schematic and board layout.

I only design double sided boards, and I've done some pretty complex cards with parts on both sides to really pack things in.
smaller boards (2 layer, green, solder mask, white stencil)
10 boards, 5cm x 5cm max, $9.90
10 boards, 5cm x 10cm max, $14.90
10 boards, 10cm x 10cm max, $19.90
larger boards
5 boards, larger than 10cm x 10cm, varies by size
5 boards larger than 20cm x 20cm
5 boards, larger than 30cm x 30cm

They also do small batches of cards, so a check of 30 cards vs 3 10-lots may be less expensive as an example.
There are 3 shipping options too, from slower airmail to faster DHL.
Boards are generally in shipping 4 days after file upload.
They a couple of files you can upload to use in eagle, one for design rules checking, and one for creating the Gerber files they will use for manufacturing.

You can see lots of example of boards at my website, http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/ (http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/)

I tried a non-solder masked board from Sunstone or someone similar with next day shipping, it was a disaster for my assembler with lots of shorts where traces went between pads. I had to scrap the first attempt and very slowly and very carefully assemble the thru hole parts board myself.  Solder mask is a must for complex boards with fine pitch and small clearance traces (10 mil wide with 10 mil clearance).
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: westfw on May 18, 2017, 11:50 pm
Right now, postage for 10x 5x5cm or 10x10cm boards from China seems to be averaging $20 to $30, regardless of the low prices of the boards themselves.   Are there houses and/or creative ordering techniques (only get 5 boards to reduce weight?)  that cut down on total cost for small quantity hobbyist projects?  (I guess at 5x5cm, OSHPark gets you 3 boards for only $20 TOTAL, which is pretty good if you only want 3 boards...)

Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: LMI1 on May 19, 2017, 05:36 pm
The only problem with Itead and some others have is just the postage. But http://pcbshopper.com/ includes postage and handling in their list.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Juvtmall on Dec 26, 2017, 03:46 am
How about try: www.juvtmall.com

2-layer board default property, lead time is 1 day.
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: garadag on Jan 20, 2018, 05:31 pm
There is one more vendor of psb: wwww.pcbway.com  Ypu can found more detailed information from video below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYkXxzt3dpE
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: Isaac96 on Feb 04, 2018, 04:39 am
This is the shilliest thread ever  :)
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: liuliying on Mar 29, 2018, 09:07 am
Look at this website  http://www.pcbindex.com
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: terragady on Apr 18, 2018, 01:36 am
I am shocked by JLCPCB service. I was using many chinese manufacturers but this is top best now.
20 PCBs for 11 dollars with DHL express shipping.
I even made a video about it :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQb4U8wAzH8
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: pbdata on Apr 25, 2018, 11:58 pm
I found a post over at https://opendiyer.com/where-to-get-cheap-one-off-pcbs/ which seems to be somebody's new blog, which has a list of options on.  Could maybe get him to update that list with the ones off this thread?
Title: Re: Found a place for cheap pcb manufacturing
Post by: emrahhr on May 11, 2018, 10:50 am
jlcpcb is the best place i have found. it is best for the price and the quality of the product

https://jlcpcb.com


if your pcb size is not more than 100mmx100mm and max 2 layered they made it only for 2$ in 2 days and shipping takes max 5 days (shipping available to most country)

they support via and hole plating

diffrerent pcb colors are avaible ( green , red, yellow, blue, white, black) for 2$ prototypes you can only choose green

pcb solder mask is made so you dont have to worry about oxidation.

you can check the process of your product from the site online

and i suggest you to choose DHL for the shipping .
 here are some pics of three pcb boards i ordered