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stephen-garfield88

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.

Allenxrz

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Apr 24, 2017, 08:19 am Last Edit: Apr 24, 2017, 08:28 am by Allenxrz
Very satisfied with the quick pcb prototyping service in ALLPCB. The 100um paste screen worked well and the first board came up on the first try. I will run more of my designs through ALLPCB.com.

ACPEREZ0727

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.

westfw

(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.)

nitrof

@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

bobcousins

Like 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.
Please ask questions in the forum so everyone can benefit. PM me for paid work.

youth

China has a lot of goods on the PCB, because they are of good quality and very cheap.
So, the general order I will give some of the manufacturers in China.
Cooperated wellpcb manufacturers, board quality is also good.

pcbEric

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.

pcbEric

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
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!

CrossRoads

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/

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).
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years.  Screw Shield for Mega/Due/Uno,  Bobuino with ATMega1284P, & other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  my website.

westfw

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...)


LMI1

The only problem with Itead and some others have is just the postage. But http://pcbshopper.com/ includes postage and handling in their list.

BetoGreen

Try these guys  www.allpcb.com  They have amazingly fast service and low cost for prototypes. Mine were $5 plus shipping!

My board has 8mil clearances and 13.8 mil via's and the board works great.


Rol

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