How to choose the right PCB supplier at reasonable pcb pricing
Finding the right PCB Manufacturer can be a bit overwhelming.In a time where technology is developing at a rapid pace, costs of manufacturing and components go lower and lower and quantity of fabricated products can go up to a hundreds of thousands, it is very important to answer, at first glance, a simple question: How to choose the right PCB supplier?
Answers can vary depending on which dimension or angle of view we are looking, are we hobby kind of electrical engineer or we run a small or relatively big company. Worst case of choosing a wrong option may lead us to a bad product, exceeding deadlines, more expensive final product, some combination of already mentioned or something totally unexpected.
With the market saturated with many PCB manufacturers and pricing varying significantly, you may be wondering if you have chosen the right company to produce your PCBs, either prototypes or high volume production. We have compiled 9 Tips to Choosing the Right PCB Manufacturer.
Generally known fact is that quality and PCB pricing won’t go hand in hand and it makes sense that higher quality also means higher pcb pricing. But since there are more and more PCB manufacturing companies where all of them tend to have concurrent prices, the final result is more reasonable PCB pricing. There are a couple of things that affect the PCB pricing, they are also mentioned in a following sections. OurPCB offer good quality PCB and PCB Assembly job at the most reseaonable PCB price. You can just send us the PCB layer number and PCB, and get estimate PCB price.
Quality of produced boards
Is there enough trust and credibility to believe that they will build your board correctly the first time, or is there worry that they may produce an incorrect board and cause delays? Quality can be also a measure between requested performance and the one that you actually get, this is very critical when it comes to high density design and high speed communication lines.
Will an extremely low cost PCB manufacturer require several weeks to schedule and build your PCB boards?OurPCB offers 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour expedite service.
Minimum order quantity
Minimum order quantity of PCB or PCB Assembly at OurPCB is just 1 piece. We have no requirement of quantity.
Once you are finished with PCB design phase, you can go to the production. There is a couple of file types that manufacturer might need in order to start production. They can ask for gerber files which is a common thing. Each gerber file represents one layer of PCB, for example top, bottom, top overlay, bottom solder or some other. Please send us the Gerber file in RS-174-X format.
This part is very important for you. Before you begin with routing and definitely before sending files you need to know about manufacturer capabilities by means of minimum track thickness, minimum clearance between tracks or planes, number of layers that they can produce, what is the minimum and maximum board size, drill holes and stuff like that. Here is PCB Manufacturing parameters of MOKO PCB,