It doesn’t seem sensible to invest in costly production pieces of equipment if you would like to test some prototypes and as an alternative you can outsource prototype manufacturing and PCB assembly to a dependable company. I will give you a few ideas as to what to consider when you are trying to find a PCB manufacturer.
Many PCB manufacturers will give you a direct quote system on their site for manufacturing circuit boards and PCB assembly. It help you save time when comparing various manufacturers. Ensure that the quote mechanism enables you to insert all of the details, like board material, milling, copper thickness etc, allowing you to get an exact quote without any unexpected situations down the road.
Typically the cost per board can cut down as quantity also increases. That is caused by the quite high setup cost of PCB manufacturing and assembly. Some manufacturers will use a method in which they mix boards from many customers. (more…)