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Zero Cool 24th August 2011 03:13 AM

Cheap PCB Mfg of small quan boards?
Anyone have any leads on where to have some prototype PCB's made? I need maybe 2-3 of each board and I have tried who i have always used but the prices have gone way up!


tauro0221 24th August 2011 03:20 AM

Try Futurlec, The Electronic Components and Semiconductor Superstore. They fabricate good boards at reasonable price.


Mr Teal 24th August 2011 04:07 AM

If you can afford to wait, Batch PCB is pretty popular.
For small boards, Sunstone's ValueProto isn't a bad deal either as you get solder mask on both sides and a silk screen.

CharlieLaub 24th August 2011 04:34 AM

I have been using a company called "Silver Circuits" based in Malasia I think. Very good service and pricing. Very high quality boards, too.

They do prototype runs of a few boards for a reasonable cost. I have also done a few low volume (e.g. 50-100 boards) production runs. I have been very happy with them.


scafas 6th September 2011 10:47 AM

Hello everyone, I know this site for pcb : index , test it.

Zero Cool 6th September 2011 11:18 AM

I am currently giving Futurlec a try and i am NOT thrilled with there service so far! very very poor communication and then they double/overcharged my credit card! my order was $65 which they charged...then charged $229 which was a mistake! they claim they are going to refund the 2nd charge...

there communication is terrible. they have never updated the website with my order. i had to email them multiple times with no response. finally i sent an email to the sales email line and got a response. very very frustrating!

They may be cheaper....but definitely not better. I think i will pay a little bit more and go with someone else with better customer service!


Dr. Ram 19th September 2011 03:48 AM

I had made a post in the Vendor's Forum last week; I am experimenting with a new Batched PCB service for the DIY community (PCBs are not my business, really). 2-sided boards, $1.50 per square inch, no setups or minimum. Details in that post.

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