We are sorry to inform you that the PCB prototype service is temporary suspended due to the lack of free capacity.
As you know we had long vacation in August and people was keep sending PCB prototypes even while we were on vacation, this created so huge backlog that we couldn't repond to all PCB jobs for more than a week after we resumed work.
On top of this our lines usually are loaded close to 100% with the production of our own development boards and having such additional big load start to mess with our production schedules and delay our development boards production and shipments which is unacceptable.
We are sorry for this situation and we expect this to improve in the next months, so we can re-enable this service at fist possibility, but effectively from September 17th the PCB prototype service is suspended.
All orders which are quoted and accepted before with PO forms will be shipped (some of them may be shipped with delay) but new orders will not be processed until we re-enable this service.
FAST PCB PROTOTYPES
IMPORTANT NOTICE - NEW CHARGES INTRODUCING
We do offer people to put many boards on same panel, and we did offer panelization
service free of charge. This caused some side effect - beginners send us 10-12
board files to put on one small EUR 24 or EUR 30 panel, so we have to process
10-12 files, to arrange them on the panel run DRC check and see ... that they
forgot to do this or that and their boards FAIL on DRC check, then we report,
they make modifications and send again ..10-12 new files again to process
and put to the panel, sometimes they send the files 2-3 times until they learn
what and how to do, sometimes we remember beginners who sent us their files
7-8 times and still didn't learn how to generate or do DRC check...this cause
HUGE waste of our time, so we can't respond on time to the other customers
which send clean error free projects. To stop this madness effectively from
15.03.2012 we have to introduce two new charges:
1. FILE panelization charge: EUR 5.00 per each next
file after the first one
This charge will apply ONLY if you want us to panelize your files. If you
make your board on panel and send us panel there will be no panelization charge.
If you send us one file and we just step and repeat there also will be no
panelization charge. This charge will apply when you request us to process
and place on the panel more than one file.
2. DRC fail charge EUR 5.00
This charge will apply only if your PCB files you sent are not check and
HOW TO AVOID THIS CHARGE:
- check if your drill sizes are no less 0.6 mm
check if your pads/vias are 0.4 mm bigger than your drill holes, note that
we work in METRIC and round to 0.1 mm the drill sizes, so sending design with
1.27 mm pad and 0.86 mm drill may pass your DRC check but we have to round
the drill to 0.9 mm and this will cause DRC violation
- make sure you have no tracks less 0.2 mm and spaces less than 0.2 mm in
Eagle users can use the 8mils DRU from our web to check their boards.
Note that DRC fail charge will be applied per file submission, i.e. if you
submit your files 2 times and they fail you will be charged DRC fail 2 times.
We accept board file from: Eagle,
Target3001 and KiCAD
Our mission is to provide our customers with quality
fast turnaround prototypes at affordable prices. This service is
running from 1999 and since May 2007 all our prototypes are produced on ROHS
compliant Immersion Gold Process which is the only perfect finish for
fine pitch SMD components with perfectly even surface and excellent solderability.
Immersion gold outperform all other ROHS alternatives as SN100C (SnCuNi) HAL
or immersion Tin - uneven coating for the HAL and wetting problems and whiskering
at low temperature for both finishes. If your ROHS compliant design need reliability
the only solution is gold finish.
WHAT WE DO BETTER THAN OUR COMPETITORS?
We allow multiply different boards fo be panelized
on same panel! This is the feature our customers most appreciate.
All other manufacturers would charge you ridiculous setup charges for every
of your design or will not allow you to put different boards on same panel.
Why? Because they want to charge you more for the same work they do. They
would panelize all customer's designs anyway to run them on their line but
they just want to get more money from you.
We are fair to our customers - they pay for their panel area and we allow
them to put as many boards on their panel as they need.
And of course we later on separate the different boards from the panel free
turnaround time 3-5 working days for prototypes with solder
mask and component print
EASY TO ORDER
While most other PCB manufacturers will do plot & go or charge you
higher price for "verified" production. We do Design-Rule-Check
on all incoming boards before we run production.
If your board doesn't comply to our DRC or you did something silly we notify
you not running boards with problems.
No hidden fees - you can calculate
what your board will cost by yourself
No setup fees
- we don't charge for setup on top of board cost
Soldermask and component
print are standard option we don't charge extra for them
as other PCB manufacturers do
Multiply boards on same panel
- we allow you to place many boards on same panel
we'll cut-to-border your boards from the panel