Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?
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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by kiken on Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:29 pm

driverblock wrote:We're doing a short run of 10 right now with Advanced Circuits:
http://www.4pcb.com/


So... u just provided PCB design and schematics and they build it for you??

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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:02 pm

Kiken wrote:So... u just provided PCB design and schematics and they build it for you??

Yup.
(to clarify, it's another company I'm associated with that's using 4pcb.com, not adafruit)

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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by billatadafruit on Tue May 27, 2014 9:20 am

Kiken wrote:...anyone knows about some place where u can get like 10 done completely?


For 10 pcs, I have tried thePCB Turnkey services from http://www.nexpcb.com, it's include PCB manufacture, Components sourcing, and PCB assembly of course , with free-shipping!
Please refer to one of their stories in kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lt ... -platform/
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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by Mikepcb on Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:59 pm

I've used pcb4assemblyhttp://www.pcb4assembly.com several times on my projects and they're in the US and pretty good and very tech savvy with assembly. Decent price for fast turn around. Good luck.
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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by Cassie_Zhou on Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:08 am

Hampoo Electronics is a suggestion. They provide PCB assembly and manufacturing service with competitive price. Here is the link: http://ems.hampoo.com

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Re: Recommendations for small run pcb assembly?

by dshay on Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:28 pm

I have had a great experience with PCB4U's 10 piece deal, company called Accutrace, Inc based out of Santa Clara, CA.

http://pcb4u.com/a1ad77.asp

Please understand, this deal is only for LEAD ALL/Non-RoHS finish. You'll pay a little extra for lead free finishes.

I'm looking at my invoice now and the deal was $3.00 per board and then I was allowed under a promotion to double my quantity for half off. I purchased 13 boards at $3 and then got another 13 at $1.50, ended up being a little under $60 without shipping. Thick green boards with a sweet looking glossy finish. They're operating out of the US and Jodi from customer service was extremely pleasant.

Besides them I had decent luck with Elcrow Bazaar out of China. Their drill holes were a little off so I wouldn't want to get ambitious with small VIAS on my board with them. It's important to qualify your suppliers and see what their tolerances are, and if you're looking to save money with those kinds of operations fatten your vias/traces and watch out for overetching/overpours shorts.

I had a bad batch from OSHPark once but they credited me quickly after giving them a microscope picture of the defects, so cudos to them, they get an A+ for customer service. Overetching and drills were off . I should say that was 1 bad batch out of the 10 or so I've bought from them and I will definitely use them again. They've come through a couple times when I noticed mistakes after sending gerbers off but before the panel was sent off.
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