PCB mass production

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sonoma_Dog, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Sonoma_Dog

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hi All

    does any know where can I get PCB made at a reasonable price?

    I am looking at around quantity of 500-1000 boards.

    I have been using expressPCB and they are great! but Just wondering if there are any other companies does the same job with lower cost.


    J Lau
  2. radiohead

    Distinguished Member

    May 28, 2009
  3. John Luciani

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 3, 2007
    For a large order I would call the mfg. Pricing is very competitive right now.
    I use Advanced Circuits and PCB Express (a.k.a Sunstone).
    Both of these vendors have excellent quality. You can probably get
    them to waive NRE. For a two or four layer board with 8/8 design
    or greater I would not pay for testing.

    You could try some of the mfgs in China. http://www.ourpcb.com, http://www.goldphoenixpcb.biz and http://www.pcbcart.com
    were recommended by members of dorkbot.

    There is also http://www.ezpcb.com and http://www.jetpcb.com.

    (* jcl *)
  4. bobbyrae

    Active Member

    May 14, 2009
    Take a look at Futurlec. Probably about the lowest price you will find. I was over at instructables.com and some others had used Futurlec and seemed to be happy.
  5. gotumal

    Active Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Devide the problems point in two points,

    1. Compromise on requirement: You could go for paper phenolic if thye product is not going to be industrial grade. There are certain other aspects like plating (Cu or Aung), masking, thickness, via filling etc. Get the itemised quote from manufacture and workout for optimum solution.

    2. Manufacturer Survey: Check for duties and tax issues. Check for stenciling and initial costs. Check the production lot wise or single lot with warehousing. If so, check for the shelf life.

    P.S. We wanted 2000 boards per day for 8 months. Believe me, there was no other place than China to get it at peanut price.