The following is a user-submitted list of PCB manufacturers. Your results may vary.
- This page lists "board houses" that take your custom PCB layout file and convert it to a custom printed circuit board (PCB) (ready for the next step: "assembly" adding parts). For "standard" prototyping PCBs, see stripboard and other techniques.
(FIXME: briefly mention the most relevant "capabilities": "preferred" and "minimum" trace width / spacing / via hole size / via pad diameter. Link directly to the manufacturer's "capability page" so readers can confirm these numbers for themselves. Boards that push the limit of manufacturability cost more than robustly designed boards that use preferred sizes.) For more details, see Submitting PCB's for fabrication.)
A few of these board houses do some automated DRC or manual checking (or both) before fabbing your board. If they find any issues, they email those issues to you and put the board on hold -- which typically delays the board a day or two. However, most people consider this a good thing -- they would rather have a board a day or two later than the quoted turn time, rather than a definitely nonfunctional board immediately.
In no particular order:
- 1 PCB Unlimited
- 2 PCBGOGO
- 2.1 Homebrew Fabrication
- 2.2 Breadboard Killer
- 2.3 PCBWay
- 2.4 Foundation Technology
- 2.5 LinkSprite
- 2.6 Kingfield Electronics - CEM Services
- 2.7 Aptinex
- 2.8 CadSoft EAGLE
- 2.9 Exception Group
- 2.10 Bittele Electronics
- 2.11 Technotronix
- 2.12 4pcbassembly.com
- 2.13 SINOMICRO PCB
- 2.14 Asian Circuits
- 2.15 STG electronics
- 2.16 Standard Printed Circuit Board Limited
- 2.17 EuroCircuit
- 2.18 PCB Train
- 2.19 Custom Circuit Boards
- 2.20 Sierra Proto Express
- 2.21 Pad2Pad.com
- 2.22 Precision Technologies, Inc. - Eprotos.com
- 2.23 PCBWING Technology Co., Ltd.
- 2.24 UltimatePCB
- 2.25 BatchPCB
- 2.26 DorkbotPDX PCB order
- 2.27 High-Tech Proto
- 2.28 Fast Circuits Inc
- 2.29 Screaming Circuits
- 2.30 Advanced Circuits
- 2.31 Olimex
- 2.32 Sunstone Circuits aka PCB123
- 2.33 PCBexpress
- 2.34 PCBFABEXPRESS
- 2.35 AP Circuits
- 2.36 E-TekNet
- 2.37 ExpressPCB
- 2.38 PCBCART
- 2.39 Speedy PCB Prototype
- 2.40 AUSPI PCB
- 2.41 Roca Printed Circuits
- 2.42 Bilex LP
- 2.43 Accutrace (pcb4u)
- 2.44 OurPCB
- 2.45 PCB-POOL
- 2.46 PCBpro
- 2.47 PCB panel optimizer
- 2.48 Rush Circuit Technologies
- 2.49 Quick-teck PCBs
- 2.50 Imagineering, Inc.
- 2.51 Onboard Circuits
- 2.52 GC Aero
- 2.53 Minco
- 2.54 Uniflex Circuits
- 2.55 Printed Wiring Technologies Ltd
- 2.56 ShenZhen2U
- 2.57 Seeed Studio
- 2.58 MicroConnex
- 2.59 Circuits Unlimited
- 2.60 Spirit Circuits
- 2.61 Gold Phoenix PCB
- 2.62 PCB International
- 2.63 JET Technologies, Inc
- 2.64 International Circuits Inc.
- 2.65 LEF Electronics Co
- 2.66 San Francisco Circuits PCB Manufacturing
- 2.67 Optimatech
- 2.68 ControlTek
- 2.69 Advanced Assembly
- 2.70 Jackaltac
- 2.71 Futurlec
- 2.72 Precision Circuits of San Diego
- 2.73 PCBGeek (Ningbo)
- 2.74 Clicktouch Inc.
- 2.75 A-Flex
- 2.76 Aurora Circuits
- 2.77 Epec Engineered Technologies
- 2.78 Kara Electronic
- 2.79 Cirexx International Inc.
- 2.80 NexPCB
- 2.81 East End Assemblies Inc.
- 3 Other fab lists
High quality, low cost prototype PCBs.
PCB Unlimited is a US company, located in Portland, OR, classified as a one-stop PCB shop, offering Printed Circuit Board fabrication, design, layout and assembly, plus equipment, stencils, solder, solder paste, flux, tools and more, including new hard-to-find and obsolete part search services.
PCB related links:
PCB Instant Quote|PCB prototype|PCB Manufacturing|PCBGOGO
capabilities: (FIXME: preferred/minimum trace/space, hole sizes, etc.)
has a PCB instant quote
has a PCB assembly
has a PCB layout
has a blog
mainly in PCB prototype and assembly manufacturing services for over 10 years
- 1-layer, FR-4, 0.062" thick
- 0.031" (0.8mm) line/gap ... except for 0.020" (0.5 mm) gap between pads ... bigger if possible.
- No mask
- No legend
- Minimum hole size 0.031" (0.8mm) diameter
- minimum via: 0.031" (0.8mm) diameter, 0.024" (0.6mm) ring giving 0.080" (2 mm) outer diameter.
(Does Build Your Own Printed Circuit Board entirely focus on laying out a PCB with Eagle, or does it take the next step and discuss homebrew fabrication?)
- 2-layer, FR-4, 1.6mm thickness, 1oz copper
- Minimum trace/space: 6/6mil
- Minimum hole size: 12mil
- Green soldermask on both sides
- White silkscreen on both sides
- HASL finish
- Custom board outlines supported
Support down to 8 mil holes and 4/4mil trace/spacing.
Support up to 6 layer boards.
Automated upload with gerber rendering and layer selection.
Can order other people's open source designs with a few clicks.
(FIXME: preferred/minimum trace/space, hole sizes, etc.)
has an instant quote. has a blog.
Also has PCB assembly services.
For over 15 years Foundation Technology have provided electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to customers requiring PCB Assembly, PCB prototyping, electronic sub-assembly or full turnkey Box Build assemblies
PCB related Links:
Contact Foundation Technology through Contact Us page to get a quick quotation.
(FIXME: preferred/minimum trace/space, hole sizes, etc.)
Kingfield Electronics - CEM Services
Kingfield Electronics provides total manufacturing solutions to customers looking primarily for a “one-stop-shop” approach to their outsourcing requirements.
PCB related Links:
Contact Kingfield Electronics through the Contact Us page to get a quick quotation.
Aptinex is the best PCB manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Aptinex provides Multilayer PCB Layout Designing, PCB Prototyping, PCB Mass Production, PCB Mass Drilling, SMT & THT Component Assembly, Firmware Development on Microcontrollers and FPGAs, Web Control Systems, Customer Software development and Web Designing/Development.
PCB related Links:
Get your PCB design right at the first time PCB design checklist, review your design before sending it to manufacturer
Contact Aptinex through Contact Us page to get a quick quotation.
CadSoft specializes in the development of EAGLE, a user-friendly, powerful and affordable software for PCB design. The software consists of three modules: Schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter. EAGLE is available for Linux®, Mac® and Windows® and can be ordered as EAGLE Hobbyist, EAGLE Light, EAGLE Standard and EAGLE Professional.
PCB related Links:
Contact CadSoft through Contact Us page to get a quick quotation.
We are dedicated to delivering innovation and service excellence to the global Electronics industry by adding value in the design, build, assembly and supply chain management of Printed Circuit Boards.
PCB related Links:
Technotronix is professional PCB Manufacturer in California USA offering PCB manufacturing, assembly, fabrication and PCB Prototype service as per customer requirement. http://technotronix.us
4pcbassembly.com provide contract manufacturing services from electronics assembly of printed circuit board to production of complete product.
SINOMICRO PCB is one of the best sources for for high quality low cost PCB (Printed circuit board) and PCB Prototype. providing a wide range of capability and flexibility for PCB fabrication, PCB assembly and PCB design services.
Asian Circuits is a reliable mid to high volume electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) and provider of Printed Circuit Board assembly services with surface-mount (SMT), through-hole (THT) and mix components.
China PCB(prototype pcb,pcb manufacturing,pcb fabrication)
China pcba(prototype pcba,turnkey PCBA)
Pcb assembly China(pcb assembly services).
components procurement services.
Standard Printed Circuit Board Limited
capabilities: Standard Printed Circuit Board Limited www.standardpcb.com
also makes aluminum base PCBs.
They does almost everything possible. Simpler is cheaper.
- via: 0.5 mm diameter (PCB technical advice)
- track/gap: ???
- 2 layer 1.6 mm FR4 PTH, 1oz copper finished thickness, immersion silver finish
- no solder resists, no legends, no electrical test. (???)
- 0.2 mm track/gap on 1 oz boards
- holes spacing at least 0.30mm
PCB Train minimum capabilities:
- holes: 0.20 mm diameter finished size
- 0.30 mm track/gap on 2 oz boards
- 0.15 mm track/gap on 1 oz boards
- 0.250 mm gap within a ground plane
- 0.5 mm drill hole to copper clearance on inner layer
- 0.15 mm legend line width
- £55.13 total for 4 boards, 100 mm x 50 mm board, 2 layer 1.6 mm FR4 PTH, 1oz copper, 15 day delivery.
PCB Train Online PCB quote calculator. Also does PCB assembly.
Custom Circuit Boards
- 2 Layer – Min .005” Max .250” 14 Layer – Min .054” Max .250”
- 4 Layer – Min .015” Max .250” 16 Layer – Min .062” Max .250”
- 6 Layer – Min .025” Max .250” 18 Layer – Min .093” Max .250”
- 8 Layer – Min .031” Max .250” 20 Layer – Min .125” Max .250”
- 10 Layer – Min .040” Max .250” 22 Layer – Min .125” Max .250”
- 12 Layer – Min .047” Max .250” 24 Layer – Min .125” Max .250”
Please contact for more information on their PCB manufacturing capabilities.
in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sierra Proto Express
preferred: 10 mils min drill hole diameter 6 mil trace/space
Can go to 10 mil drill and 5 mil trace/space and still get "no touch" service (very modest price increase) Also can do outlines with up to 16 edges.
Has free BetterDFM service to check a design before fabbing.
Has a "will-call" pickup option if you live in the SF Bay area. This is nice because it cuts a day or two off your overall fab time
One disadvantage of Sierra "no-touch" is that they have a surcharge if you go over their hole density limit. (haven't seen this with other fabs) if you have more than 50 holes per square inch - their automated system doesn't let you place the order - you have to have someone manually add a $10 surcharge per board to continue.
- .008" trace/space
- .020" Min drill hole diameter
- .006" Silk screen min line width
- .004" trace/space
- .010" Min drill hole diameter
Accepts Gerbers or files generated by their own freeware proprietary Pad2Pad layout software.
instant online quoting "Prices as low as $18.69 each (plus shipping) at qty 3. The above is using our Proto Service for a 2" x 2", 1 oz, 062" thick, FR4, double sided, top white silk screen, green solder mask, plated thru holes . Our Proto Service is only applicable for orders placed with the Pad2Pad software."
Also has assembly services.
Precision Technologies, Inc. - Eprotos.com
Precision Technologies, Inc. - Eprotos.com capabilities:
- 3/3mil trace/space
- 5.9/12 mil drilled hole/land
PCBWING Technology Co., Ltd.
[http://www.pcbwing.com/index.php?from=123 PCBWING Technology Co., Ltd.
Online PCB quote and order,any time! As simple as buying a book!
High quality SMT stencil 400x300mm with a strong Aluminum Frame! Just $36.92
4-layer boards up to 30 sq in. with 7/7 are $210 for 5, including shipping. Turn time is about 10 days including DHL from China. Service is not as fast as bigger outfits like Advanced Circuits, but still fine.
- $2.50 / square inch + $10 setup: double-sided with silk screen and solder mask on both side.
- $8.00 / square inch + $10 setup: 4 layer with silk screen and solder mask on both side.
No minimum quantity. Must use your own software to generate Gerber files. Easy-to-use web ordering interface, but slow turnaround time -- sometimes 30 days.
Also, if you want, BatchPCB will sell more copies of your PCBs to anyone else that wants one. And give you money. Why wouldn't you want that?
Sparkfun forum: PCB Deal Details
BatchPCB in the news: "Build a Custom-Printed Circuit Board" by James Turner. IEEE Spectrum, 2010-April
Warning: We received wrong hole sizes in two orders, which BatchPCB would not acknowledge or correct even upon several emails containing very clear pictorial evidence of the error. This is very unsatisfactory.
DorkbotPDX PCB order
DorkbotPDX PCB order is batching PCBs to get lower hobbyist friendly prices. Although this was started primarily for the DorkbotPDX community, it's open to everyone now.
- $5 per square inch for three copies of your design. Shipping by US Mail is included, and there are no setup fees. International priority mail shipping is available for a flat rate of $15.
- 2 layer FR-4, 0.062" thick
- 6 mil minimum trace/space (0.006" 0.15 mm)
- 15 mil clearances from traces to the edge of the board
- 13 mil minimum drill size
- 7 mil minimum annular ring
- soldermask on both sides
- silkscreen on both sides.
"feel free to drop me an email. I love helping people with their designs." -- Laen.
New URL: OSH Park
(This site is currently "retooling" for a new fab vendor)
- $15 per square inch for ten copies of your 2 layer design. USPS Shipping for $2, other faster options available. No setup charges.
- $20 per square inch for ten copies of your 4 layer design.
- $25 per square inch for ten copies of your 6 layer design.
- $30 per square inch for ten copies of your 8 layer design.
- 2,4,6,8 layer FR-4, 0.062"/.039" thick
- 5 mil minimum trace/space (0.005" 0.125 mm) standard. Extra charges for 4 or 3.5 mil
- 20 mil clearances from traces to the edge of the board
- 8 mil minimum drill size, 6 and 4 mil for extra charge
- 6 mil minimum annular ring, 4 mil for extra charge
- soldermask on both sides
- silkscreen on top only. both sides for $10 flat rate charge
Fast Circuits Inc
Fast Circuits is an electronic manufacturing and design services company providing circuit design, PCB layout, board fabrication, PCB assembly testing.
Online design rule checking. Students can order single PCB's for $33 each.
- 2-layer, FR-4, 0.062" thick
- 8-mil line/gap (?)
- Cut to rectangle shape only
- No mask
- No legend
- Minimum hole size 0.015"
- 6 mil line, 10 mil gap on inner layers
- 5 mil line/gap on outer layers (?)
- 0.010 inch final finished hole size
- minimum pad size: 0.024" (minimum 0.014" over finished hole size )
Olimex Bulgarian PCB manufacturer - 24 EUR (~$33) for a 6.3" by 3.9" board. I.E. cheaper than BatchPCB, but with a minimum board size requirement, and a more complicated ordering process. - shipping cost +8.5 EUR(~$12) outside of europe.
They allow multiple designs per PCB, and will even panelize them for you.
- white component mark on one side
- traces/spaces >= 0,254 mm (0,010")
- via hole size: 0.6mm (0,024") ( standard drill tool: 0,7 mm (0,028") minus plating 0,1mm (0,004") ) ; via pad size: ???
- silkscreen both sides
- minimum track/spaces: 0,203 mm (0,008")
- minimum via hole size: ??? ; minimum via pad size: ???
- using non-standard drill sizes
Olimex sponsors the "PICList free PCB contest": Every month Olimex sends a free board to the winner of that month's "open design hardware" contest. "Tsvetan's idea is that this will encourage people to publish designs and get more good ideas out into the real world for everyone to see."
- They are NOT accepting PCB manufacturing orders after September 2012 *******
Sunstone Circuits aka PCB123
Sunstone Circuits offers three product lines:
Students, Professors and Teams qualify for substantial discounts - AcademicDiscounts -
- PCB123 -
Sunstone's own free (proprietary) schematic and PCB layout software -- easy to use, but you are locked into using their service unless you're willing to pay $60 for gerber files from them. Integration with ordering system simplifies the process of ordering boards. Unrestricted design size, live quoting of diki-key parts within the bill of materials view.
- Quickturn -
Fixed (fast) leadtimes with restricted capabilities. Double-sided (with or without soldermask), 4 layer and 6 layer fabrication:
- traces/spaces >= mm (0.006") (the Sunstone DFM rules mention preferred width: 0.006", clearance 0.010")
- finished via hole size: mm (0.016") ; via pad size: 0.030"
- Pre-set finish drill sizes: .016, .020, .025, .029, .033, .036, .040, .043, .046, .053, .061, .067, .080, .087, .093, .100, .110, .125, .141, .151, .167, .193, .251
- power plane clearance: 0.012"
- 2-side Solder Mask
- 1-side Silkscreen
- instant online quote
- open quantities from 1 to 100
- has "PCB123 - free PCB Design Software from Sunstone Circuits"
- 2-side silkscreen
- Full-featured -
Wide range of capabilities, price depends on exact specifications. Instance online quote.
All orders submitted before noon ship the next day. UPS ground shipping is free. Since they are located in the Portland, OR area this means you can get a board overnight to most places in the Northwest US.
Basic service is a two layer board routed to any size and shape. Two 9 sq inch boards for $63 (including shipping). Soldermask and silkscreen doubles the price.
EAGLE CAM export and design rule check scripts are provided.
PCBexpress is apparently a division of Sunstone Circuits Quickturn service.
5 Boards for $60 ($12 ea. for 10 sq. inches) with a 5 day turn time.
2 boards, 2 layers next day shipping for as low as 7.95 each. or 2 boards, 2 layers, 2 solder masks and legend one side for as low as 9.95 each. 3 Day Service
Online quotes at http://www.apcircuits.com/ap/calculator
Full CNC contour routing including plated slotting, oversize holes, internal cutouts for a modest fee
Instructions for creating Gerber and NC output from many popular PCB programs are also on this site.
E-TekNet 4 2 layer boards for $19.89 each. Great prices for production board runs. Helpful staff.
- minimum 0.004" (0.1 mm) trace/space
- minimum finished hole size: 0.008" (0.2 mm)
- Very low cost quick turn proto promo prices too
Free proprietary schematic and layout software, used for all board services (like PCB123). Simplifies the process of getting a board done and out, by vertically integrating the design and production flow. Fewer options and less power, but fewer ways to screw up.
- Good deal on small prototypes: Mini-Board Service (3 identical boards, 2.5" X 3.8", doublesided, plated through, no silkscreen or soldermask) is priced well at $51 total, plus $10 shipping. Orders placed by 2PM ET ship the next business day by 2nd Day Air.
- Capabilities(inches) Production: Minimum trace width: 0.006". Minimum clearance: 0.006", preferred 0.010" . Perimeter clearance: 0.015", suggested 0.025". Holes - 23 sizes: 0.014"(via only), 0.020" - 0.251". Minimum Hole Spacing: 0.021" between edges. Vias/holes: 0.031"/0.014" -0.115"/0.052" . Pads/holes(round/square): 0.041"/.020" - 0.450"/0.251" . SMT: 0.010"x.070" - 0.420"x0.420" BGA: 0.012" - 0.020" .
- Software features: SCH netchecks. PCB imports PADS netlists, and illuminates nets nodes to assist in connection. Built-in updated price quotes for all offered board services. Copy to clipboard available for schematic & silkscreen+pads(layers must be screen-captured.) Pretty good selection of components, pads, symbols, for free.
- Notes: No Gerber support. Primitive single-level undo/redo. No PCB footprint selection/placement wizard from SCH info. No autorouting. SCH generates BOM, but PCB can't back-annotate (frustrating because most PCB footprints have Digikey part#s.) No net-based vendor integration. No scripting or plugins integration. Not enough keyboard shortcuts, uneditable.
- Review: The company is responsive and responsible. The Mini-Board service is addictively cheap and fast, and the other proto and production services are good, if not the cheapest option. Board quality is high; fine traces held up perfectly. The software is stable and simple, but tedious work for high parts-count or high-density boards.
- Conclusion: The sweet spot for ExpressPCB is sparse, simple, quickly-designed boards, at low and very high quantities. At any other density or complexity, might as well learn and use Eagle or KiCAD.
Turnaround ~8days + shipping, instant online quotes. $30 tooling fee, under $2/sq in.
Speedy PCB Prototype
Speedy PCB Prototype No minimum order, $9.9 for protos, no extra charge for soldermask, silkscreen, E-testing, very low price on 2, 4, 6 layers.
Step into China!
online quote and track system.
Sales: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Roca Printed Circuits
Also offer assembly in THT and SMT.
- 3 10 sq. in. 2 sided prototype boards for a total of $54 + $22 shipping.
- 10 10 sq. in. 2 sided prototype boards for a total of $64 + $30 shipping.
- Layer counts: 2-28 layers
- Finished Copper Thickness: 0.5-5 OZ
- Finished Board Thickness: 0.2-6.0mm
- Min. Line/Track Width: 4mil
- Min. Line/Track Space: 4mil
- Min. Solder Mask Bridge: 4mil (Min. SMT Pad Space 8mil)
- Min. Legend(Silkscreen) Track Width: 5mil
- Min. Legend(Silkscreen) Height: 30mil
- Min. drilling slot size: 0.6mm
- Min. track/gap 5mil
- Min. drill size 8mil
- Online price calculation
- Ideal for single prototypes and small series
- Very good quality
- Deliverytime from 8 hours
- Free stencil with every prototype order
- Offer also assembly for prototypes
- Free Layout Software TARGET PCB-POOL Edition
PCB panel optimizer
By manufacturing printed circuit boards that meet the highest standards of quality, Labo Circuits plays a role in the development of many companies in such fields as transportation, aerospace, high-end electronic equipment, audiovisual, electricity distribution, etc. Golabo.com provides an efficient tool to optimize Printed Circuit Board here
Rush Circuit Technologies
Rush Circuit Technologies (FIXME:)
Base in Hertfordshire, Quick-teck specialize in electronic design, PCB manufacture, PCB assembly, and component sourcing services.
£88 for 10 of 100*100mm double side FR4 PCBs from Quick-teck PCBs.
Imagineering, Inc. (FIXME:)
- $25 ea. for 2 layer board, including shipping, solder mask, and silkscreen, up to 60 sq.in. -- in qty 1
- $50 ea. for 4 layer board, including shipping, solder mask, and silkscreen, up to 60 sq.in. -- in qty 1
- min. track/space 0.08 mm (0.003")
- instant online quote
Onboard Circuits (FIXME:)
OnBoardCircuits.com printed circuit boards:
- __ trace/space (FIXME)
"GC Aero specializes in the design and manufacture of flexible circuits and completed assemblies."
"Minco has the ability to wind flat inductive coils and laminate them within flex circuits."
- polyimide flex circuits
- .003"/.003" Minimum Trace and Space on 0.5 oz. copper
- .010" (drill size) Minimum Inner Diameter
- .014" Minimum Annular Ring Over Drill Size
- minimum pad size: 0.038" (calculated from min drill size + 2*annular ring)
Printed Wiring Technologies Ltd
- FR4, Rogers 4003, Rogers 4350, Rogers RT/Duroid
- "Lead Free HASL" or Gold surface
- solder resist: Green, Green (Matt), Red, Blue, Black, or Clear
- silkscreen: White, or Yellow
- Minimum Track & Gap: 0.127mm (5 thou)
- Minimum Hole (Drilled): 0.25mm
- Minimum Annular Ring: 0.127mm (5 thou)
- Minimum Inner Clearance: 0.254mm (10 thou)
- minimum Track & Gap: 0.0762mm (3 thou)
- minimum Hole (Drilled): 0.20mm
- minimum Annular Ring 0.0762mm (3 thou)
- Minimum Inner Clearance: 0.216mm (8.5thou)
- PCB Prototyping service in Shenzhen China
- 10pcs 5x5cm 2 Layers just $9.9
- 10pcs 10x10cm 2 Layers just $11.9
- 10pcs 10x10cm 4 Layers just $49
- Instantly Online price quote without register
Hobbyists created studio with PCB/PCBA services, they have outstanding communication among Chinese. They have some $10 offer for rather small board (5x5cm) or $25 for 10x10cm. A very good alternative if you don't need it in a rush, or in large volume. Eagle files are accepted too.
They started out with interesting ideas about open sourcing designs and them distributing the bare boards to other hobbyists: "An idea about open source PCBs", but this service has stopped.
Circuits Unlimited Circuits Unlimited Inc.
"Flexible circuit design, manufacturing, and assembly"
single sided flex: 12x12 panels 1oz copper with .001 Kapton on both sides. All solder pads on same side. Plating: HASL over all exposed copper. Stiffeners: 1 Kapton stiffener (.005 Kapton) and 1 FR4 stiffener PER design.
double-sided flex: 12x12 panels 1oz copper, 2 sides, with .001 Kapton on both sides. Plating: HASL over all exposed copper. Gold available at extra cost Stiffeners: 1 Kapton stiffener (.005 Kapton) and 1 FR4 stiffener PER design.
"Summer Special": "$900.00 is the starting price for single and double sided flexible circuit designs."
Offers free "Naked PCB", a tracks and holes only prototype.
- Minimum Track & Gap: 0.10 mm == 0.004" (with 18 µm == 1/2 ounce copper)
- Minimum Hole: 0.20 mm == 0.008"
- Minimum Annular Ring: 0.10 mm == 0.004" (with 18 µm == 1/2 ounce copper)
- minimum solder mask dam: 0.075 mm == 0.003"
- silkscreen ident/legend: 0.15 mm/0.15 mm feature/clearance == 0.006"/0.006"
- Copper to unconnected drill hole: 0.30 mm minimum == 0.012" (?)
Gold Phoenix PCB
BatchPCB aggregates designs into panels and ships them to GoldPhoenix to be made; they use GP's base specs and add a bottom silkscreen.
- FR4 0.062", 1OZ copper
- Minimum Track & Gap: 0.007"
- Minimum Hole: 0.015"
- Green solder mask, white silkscreen (one side)
- Free Step & repeat, V-scoring
- As many of your design as will fit into 1000 CM Sq for $99, including shipping to North America
All specs may be dropped down to the below ratings, for an additional fee -- this can end up costing more than the "normal" panel itself!
- 6oz copper
- 4mil spacing (track & gap)
- 8 mil minimum hole
- two-side silkscreen
- FR4 0.024" - 0.118"
- 0.8mm "Rogers 4350B" (flexible PCB)
- Colored soldermask or silkscreen
2 Layer 100 square inches starting at $94.99 4 Layer 100 square inches starting at $179.99 6 Layer 100 square inches starting at $299.99
All standard Specs Included:
Free Tooling Free E-test 5/5 (mil) Trace/Space Minimum drill (12-mil) Solder Mask (yellow, red, blue, green) Silk Screen - 2 sides Silk Screen (red, black, yellow, white) HASL Free Finish
JET Technologies, Inc
JET Technologies has a simple prototyping service for a flat fee of $59.95 + shipping, which will buy up to 50 square inches of circuitboard.
- FR4 0.062", 1 or 2 oz copper
- Green solder mask, one or both sides
- White silkscreen, one or both sides
- Lead or lead-free HASL
- No shape restrictions
- 3 working day production time
- 0.005" line width/space
- 0.010" minimum drill size
Prototyping service does not include any manner of panelizing. The only post-submittal processing the Gerbers will receive is a basic DRC, mainly for things like silkscreen on pads (overlap will be removed automatically). Panelizing to fill out the 50sq-in board must be done prior to sending Gerbers. Jet will only route out the perimeter shape of the panel, and they do not score the boards, so separating out the individual boards must be done afterward by the purchaser. However, the perimeter can be nearly any shape, as long as it stays within the 50sq-in restriction.
International Circuits Inc.
Also makes flex and aluminum PCBs.
International Circuits sample prototype pricing:
2 layer 100 square inches starting at $95.00
- 4 layer 100 square inches starting at $200.00
- 6 layer 100 square inches starting at $330.00
- 8 layer 100 square inches starting at $550.00
standard Specs Included:
- Free Tooling, Free E-test
5/5 (mil) Trace/Space
- Minimum drill (12-mil)
- Double Sided Solder Mask (yellow, red, blue, green)
- Double Sided Silk Screen(red, black, yellow, white)
- HASL Free Finish
LEF Electronics Co
LEF Electronics Co.,Limited is PCB(printed circuit boards) manufacturer from China. high TG boards,thick copper boards,blind and buried vias boards,high frequency boards,HDI boards ,flex boards,flex-rigid boards. FR4 PCBs and Aluminum PCBs.
San Francisco Circuits PCB Manufacturing
Optimatech Printed Circuit Board
- __ trace/space (FIXME)
- __ trace/space (FIXME)
- __ trace/space (FIXME)
Also does PCB design, PCB assembly.
- Passives Down to 0201 Size
- Fine Pitch to 08 Mils
(Apparently AAPCB doesn't do PCB fabrication, only the SMT and through-hole assembly that comes afterwards. Is there a better page for such companies?)
PCBs affordable for Hobbyists, Students, Semi-professionals, Spark-funners and others. An extreme simple Pool with only one type of PCB and only one delivery time. A strict “no frills” policy with no telephone lines, only one language on the website, no brochures and standard shipping packages, keeping the costs down
- 10 mil line/gap
- 0.6 mm minimum final finished hole size
- minimum pad size: Hole Size + 20 mil
- minimum via: 40 mil pad with 20 mil hole
- double-sided board
Futurlec also does board assembly.
Precision Circuits of San Diego
Specializing in "heavy copper" PCBs (up to 8 ounce outer layers, up to 6 ounce inner ground plane). (How does this compare to "aluminum metal substrate" PCBs?) Has a nice overview of the PCB manufacturing process. capabilities: and tolerances:
- Silkscreen ( Legend ) Standard minimum line width: 0.005"
- 0.004" minimum trace/space on outer 1 oz. layers
- 0.007" minimum trace/space on outer 3 oz. layers
- 0.010" minimum clearance on inner layers
- 0.009" minimum finished hole size with 0.062" PCB
- 0.015" minimum finished hole size with thicker PCBs
- 0.014" minimum Copper to Edge of Printed Circuit Board clearance (routed)
- 0.019" minimum Copper to Edge of Printed Circuit Board clearance (scored)
- "Please allow .125" spacing between individuals boards if you provide the panelization."
- minimum pad diameter: hole diameter + 0.010"
- minimum via size: I guess 0.009" + 0.010" = 0.019" ?
Precision Circuits also does PCB layout and PCB board assembly.
- 0.008" minimum trace/space
PCBGeek also does SMT PCB board assembly.
- Highly compatible with PCB, the manufacturer does membrane switches and graphic overlays
flex circuit capabilities:
- Multilayer flex circuit
- Thickness of Double-Sided : 0.2mm
- Smallest P.T.H. Hole : 0.2mm
- Line Width & Spacing : 6/4 mil
Epec Engineered Technologies
Makes: PCBs - flex and rigid-flex circuits - membrane switches - custom battery packs - rubber keypads - touch panels, graphic overlays, and other user-interface products
Features: Online rigid PCB quoting tool, InstantPCBQuote - http://www.instantPCBquote.com/ Online flex PCB quoting tool, InstantFLEXQuote - http://www.instantflexquote.com/ Online promotions - http://www.instantpcbquote.com/online-promo/promo.html
PCB & PCBA Manufacturing Services
- Educational blog:
- Phone: +98 2177880526 | +98 21 77881492 | +98 21 77887153
Cirexx International Inc.
Cirexx International capabilities:
Standard producibility (for FR4 and flex circuits):
- 0.003 inch track/gap (apparently on 1/4 ounce copper?)
- 0.006 inch minimum drill size
- drill size + 0.010 inch : minimum pad size
- (Does that implies minimum via has 0.016 inch pad?)
- 0.015 inch minimum minimum distance for ground plane clearance
- Copper weight: 0.25 oz, 0.5 oz, 1.0 oz, 2.0 oz.
also does flex circuits and PCB assembly
NexPCB focuses on SMEs' supply chain management demand, Excellent layout design, Fast Printed Circuit Board and PCBA prototype manufacture, Top Quality Control.
East End Assemblies Inc.
Industries Served There are no restrictions for any industry. The huge experience of the company ranges from work the Automotive up to the Military industry. Excellent quality and fast turnaround is what drives East End Assemblies to the front.
Other fab lists
Other web sites with a short list of recommendations:
- "How to make really really good homemade PCBs" by Mike Harrison 2007
- "PCB fabbing advice" by Chris Anderson 2008
- "The dilemmas of prototyping PCB's" at the Sparkfun forums
- mightyohm.com wiki: PCB Manufacturers
- "PCB fabrication tutorial" by Jianyi Liu (engscope)
Other web sites with long lists of PWB fabricators:
- Chiphacker: moderately priced 6-layer PCB fab?
- Chiphacker: Cheap PCB manufacture
- Jon Chandler : PCB Fabrication Sources
- EEWeb: "prototype PCB boards?"
- Everything PCB: "Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers"
- PSoCDeveloper: "Cheap PCB places"
Other web sites with lists of assembly houses:
- DesignSpark: "Who Builds YOUR boards?"