Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

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potatotron
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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by potatotron » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:26 pm

You didn't say what country you're from; that can skew the answer. You also didn't say if you want 1 PCB, 10, or 10,000. That definitely skews the answer.

Here are the companies I've worked with:

Very cheap and reasonable quality - seeestudio and iteadstudio (they use the same factory)

Reasonably cheap and reasonable quality - batchpcb

Slightly less reasonably cheap and excellent quality - Dorkbot (now Osh Park)

Expensive and excellent quality - Advanced Circuits

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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by jsbannis » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:30 pm

Here's a post by the creator of the Teensy with a comparison between a few shops. Not an exhaustive list by any means, but has some data on quality for a handful of them.
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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by alvanorichie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:04 am

kelly45 wrote:Many companies manufacture the PCB but some companies use good quality material and some not. I want to buy a good quality PCB but don't get a good company yet. Suggest me the best company to buy these products for manufacturing electronic products.
If you are in USA, then TEK NET will be your destination for quality PCB and assembly company in arizona.

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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by LineKernel » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:35 pm

(for europe , more precisely france) i worked with that website http://be.eurocircuits.com/basic/ecbask ... px?lang=en
i think they have it done abroad in east europe
i was not satisfied with the quality :
27X27cm PCB that was not flat and too thin
but maybe it depends on the option you choose and the size of your pcb
but it was really cheap (i think 27x27 cm one proto was only 120euro)

does anybody has more competitive price for europe with good quality?
also with option of soldering your components (had to solder 32 tssop16 by hand and i dont like it)

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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by Karl » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:48 am

Hi LineKernel,

Although we are not based in Europe, our company Akafugu can do small run assembly, PM me with more details if you are interested.
http://www.akafugu.jp
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Re: Which is the best PCB fabrication company?

Post by sirma » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:05 pm

There are few low cost and good quality prototype printed circuit board fabrication and assembly houses in America. Some of them even have online price calculators on their websites to estimate the price instantly. Good quality prototype PCB service providers consider design for manufacturability at the beginning of the services.

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