PCB Manufacturing Recommendation

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bwilliams60, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. bwilliams60

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    Looking to get about 10 simple power distribution boards made up at a relatively decent price. Does anyone know of a good place in Canada or US that has pretty good turn-around time and quality? Do any of them offer a layout or design program that you can draw this up yourself? Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. MrChips

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    You can try oshpark.
     
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  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    I have also used Oshpark for just the PCB.
    There is free Kicad for a schematic capture program.
    Max.
     
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  4. bwilliams60

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    Thank you MrChips and Max for your help.
    If you were to buy outside the US/Canada, where would you get them from? If China, how long would l be looking at to get them shipped to Canada?
     
  5. BobTPH

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    You can get them from China, dirt cheap, in about 2 weeks to the U.S. Oshpark takes about the same time, and is much more expensive.

    If you want to pay a lot more, you can get 1 day service from some U.S. manufacturers.

    Bob
     
  6. MrChips

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    Alberta Printed Circuits has a prototyping service, with no solder mask and no silk screen, next day shipping. You pay a bit more.
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    Depends on the carrier, China Post takes 1 month+.
    The usual other option is DSL which is about 2 weeks. But higher $$ of course.
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  8. nsaspook

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    I did and really like the results for a simple old board design respin to add a few tricks for a new project.

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    Replace the old variable reluctance gear sensor with a new Hall zero Hz sensor in a ion beam variable slit.
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    New rev of the old board green PCB with PIC18F1320 controller. Nice printing, copper and masking.
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    A low limit of 0.8Hz pulses deliver the original 833Hz gear signal for the machine controller using the new motor @ 1.9 RPM speed
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  9. nsaspook

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    This is OSH Park board that used the 'free' Linux 64-bit Eagle 9.2.2 manufacturing zip file menu option. I just dropped the result zip file in the web input folder hopper.
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  10. nsaspook

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    PCB motor modules installed in machine.
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