How do PCBWay deal with the situation ?
Anyone know of a PCB manufacturer that can approach the price levels charged by JLCPCB, but will review the boards before payment ? A 10cm x 10cm board is currently $5 and JLPCB and for that price the quality is very good. Unfortunatly they have now removed the option to review boards before payment. If they can find a problem in the review they will refund the cost of that board, but if you still want the board made you will now face another carriage charge, and they have been rising fairly steeply of late. So anyone out there with JLCPCB price levels who will review boards before payment ?
You pay for boards and carriage (delivery). They find a fault and refund the money. That bit I've got. But how do you lose the carriage charges ?
". . . now removed the option to review boards . . ."What's missing here, review the boards yourself with a hard copy of gerber viewer.
That step is not missing, I always check the Gerbers with a viewer and have been doing so for years ....................However a Gerber viewer is not in itself a design reviewer for distances & clearances, or am I mistaken ? Do you know if JLCPCB publish a tool so you can match their design review process with your own Gerber viewer ?
When a single board in an order (of several boards) has a 'fault' they will dleiver the other boards.
" . . . reviewer for distances & clearances . . . "That's what running DRC (Design Rule Checking ) does.