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Old 13th March 2007, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Where is a good place to get PCBs manufactured?

Hi,

I would like to make my own LM3886 amplifier. Can someone recommend a good place to get a PCB made?
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Old 13th March 2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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Advanced Circuits is THE best. They're who we use at work.
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Old 14th March 2007, 03:55 AM   #3
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One of the magazines I get advertise PC Board Houses

Accutrace Inc www.PCB4u.com
Imagineering Inc www.PCBnet.com
PCB FabExpress www.PCBFabExpress.com
www.pcborbers.com
Sierra Micro www.photoexpress.com
www.pcbpool.com
Otter Computer www.otterusa.com

I have not used any of these sources and I posted for
you to check out...

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Old 14th March 2007, 04:48 AM   #4
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I used www.expresspcb.com and I am happy with them. I dont know how their prices compare with other guys, but PCBs were high quality and they have nice easy to use software to design PCBs
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Old 14th March 2007, 11:34 AM   #5
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Also check out these quite cheap alternatives (Olimex might be the cheapest of them all):

http://www.olimex.com/pcb/

http://www.batchpcb.com/
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Old 14th March 2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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Quick FYI:

If you are a student, Advanced Ckts will make you any board, double layer w/ plated through holes, silk screen, etc for $33 in single unit quantities so long as you have it shipped to a university address. It's a special offering under their 3/$33ea deal.
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Old 14th March 2007, 07:52 PM   #7
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I used www.expresspcb.com and I am happy with them. I dont know how their prices compare with other guys, but PCBs were high quality and they have nice easy to use software to design PCBs
I've used ExpressPCB a couple times and have been very pleased with the results. Here is a thread showing an amp I'm building as a test-bed using one of their PCB's (well, 1/2 of the board per channel): Test Amp - Construction Method

I've only used their 3-for-$51 offer, but the 2.5" x 3.8" size offered in that deal is a good size for many small projects.
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Old 14th March 2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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Also check out these quite cheap alternatives (Olimex might be the cheapest of them all):

http://www.olimex.com/pcb/

http://www.batchpcb.com/

I've used Olimex for years without a hitch. Prompt, low cost, good quality. If you need small board they panelize & cut for free.

I usually get eurocards (100 * 160 mm, roughly 4 * 6 inch) DS, with solder mask and component print for 33 $ + 6 $ shipping to Holland (Olimex is in Bulgaria).

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Old 15th March 2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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I am also looking to get a project screened to a PCB, but I do not have a way to get the schematic into a gerber file for use by PCB companies. I have used expressPCB software but that is proprietary for them. Any suggestions for software to make a board from a schematic? Or are there any companies that will do it for me at an inexpensive price? Thanks in advance.

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Old 15th March 2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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Last time my boards where produced at

http://ledsee.com/

A dutch guy working in China


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