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'[EE] Prototype PCB production houses?'
2005\11\07@090656 by William Couture

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This should probably be a FAQ for this group.  I know it's been asked before,
and done to death, but could someone send me the list of suggested
board production houses (cost / quality / size / silkscreen / turnaround time)?

We're doing a 4-layer board, and are at the prototype stage.  The board
house my new job uses charges a $500 setup fee, plus cost of boards.

Thanks!
  Bill

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2005\11\07@092752 by Mike Hord

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> This should probably be a FAQ for this group.  I know it's been asked before,
> and done to death, but could someone send me the list of suggested
> board production houses (cost / quality / size / silkscreen / turnaround time)?
>
> We're doing a 4-layer board, and are at the prototype stage.  The board
> house my new job uses charges a $500 setup fee, plus cost of boards.

That does seem a little steep.  You could try Advanced Circuits at
4pcb.com.  The also offer a free DFM check at freedfm.com, where
you can upload all of your Gerber plots, drill files, etc., and get a check
on clearances.  If you have problems, they are super helpful.

Last time we used them, 3 (? I think) day turnaround on a 1.5"x6"
2-layer board, silkscreen one side, 6 units, was ~$350, delivered.

Production is much cheaper than that (of course), and if you order
production parts from a prototype you've already ordered, they waive
the setup fee.

Mike H.

2005\11\07@094505 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> We're doing a 4-layer board, and are at the prototype stage.  
> The board
> house my new job uses charges a $500 setup fee, plus cost of boards.

http://www.olimex.com has prices that are based on area only, no setup fees.
(but do check their drill and silk screen limits!).

Wouter van Ooijen

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2005\11\07@100742 by Mike Harrison

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On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 09:06:55 -0500, you wrote:

>This should probably be a FAQ for this group.  I know it's been asked before,
>and done to death, but could someone send me the list of suggested
>board production houses (cost / quality / size / silkscreen / turnaround time)?
>
>We're doing a 4-layer board, and are at the prototype stage.  The board
>house my new job uses charges a $500 setup fee, plus cost of boards.

I use http://www.pcb-pool.com - they do up to 6 layer with no setup fees & price based on area regardless
of drills etc.  

2005\11\07@165722 by regen / Mailinglists

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Hello,

> This should probably be a FAQ for this group.  I know it's
> been asked before, and done to death, but could someone send
> me the list of suggested board production houses (cost /
> quality / size / silkscreen / turnaround time)?
>
> We're doing a 4-layer board, and are at the prototype stage.  
> The board house my new job uses charges a $500 setup fee,
> plus cost of boards.


We prefer to do this job at the same company, which will build serial production only.
In the past, I spent just to much time, searching errors, only because the prototyper makes a quick and "dirty" job. And most times, I order direct 50 or more boards, since costs are the same as for 5 proto´s. And if the board is running I can directly go for initial lot with the boards already on stock.
If you do not worry ordering in Germany/Europe, give Wuerth Electronics a closer look. They offer mass production as well as special priced prototyping ans small series.

Best Jens

2005\11\07@225529 by fred jones

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I wouldn't make that assumption.  It depends on the size of your production
order.  When I placed an order for 10 boards, it turned out to be cheaper to
order their $33 proto special than doing it through a regular production
order.  I was surprised how many boards had to be ordered to get the cost
below just using the prototype service which is faster than a regular
production order by the way.
Good luck,
FJ
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From: Mike Hord <spam_OUTmike.hordTakeThisOuTspamgmail.com>

Production is much cheaper than that (of course), and if you order
production parts from a prototype you've already ordered, they waive
the setup fee.

Mike H.


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