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Our prototype special pricing is perfect for hobbyists, students or multi-million dollar corporations looking to get a quick and simple prototype to prove their design before committing to a larger and more expensive order. Please read the details on what specifications are offered under this discounted program. If you need different specifications than what is offered, click here for a full-spec quote or contact us.
We are committed to the continuous improvement of our services to our customers
Order with confidence; we stand behind our products and services. We will do everything we can to be sure you are completely satisfied with your order.
Easy Quote Form
We continually look for ways to streamline and improve our online quote process so you can be confident your online quotes are accurate with no surprises after your order is placed.
Our online quote form is available to you any time, day or night. Coming soon as Assembly and Stencil quoting capabilities.
No Tooling or Test Charges
We never charge tooling so you can change revs as often as you need. We electrically test all our boards at no additional cost to you.
No Hidden Fees
Tired of 'handling fees...', whatever those are? We never charge additional fees. Your online quote is the total cost of your order plus the shipping method of your choice.
Proto and Production
We process all size orders from 1 piece to 1,000,000 pieces. We can handle your proto and full scale production needs.
Fast Lead Times
Need boards in a hurry? We've got you covered. Depending on the size and specs of your order, we can ship in as little as 2 business days and be on your doorstep the 3rd day.
World Class Quality
Our manufacturing partners are some of the best in the world. We can build just about any design you can dream up; we've seen it all.
ISO and UL Certified PCBs
All of our manufacturing partners are at a minimum ISO 9001:2015 and UL certified.
Helpful tips for your next project
New tips added all the time, check back occasionally to see what's new.
The primary reason for having your boards delivered in an array is to make automated assembly faster and less expensive. Running an array of boards through a pick-and-place machine is far more efficient than sending them through one at a time.
What is the difference between Controlled Dielectric and Controlled Impedance regarding PCB fabrication? The purpose of controlling dielectric or impedance is essentially the same, to achieve a target impedance on one or more signal lines on a printed circuit board.
There are many reasons a printed circuit board designer might want to have a via tented, plugged or filled. First, let's start with defining these terms since they can be frequently misused and misunderstood.
A countersink is a cone shaped hole cut into the laminate. It is typically used to allow the tapered head of a screw to sit flush with the top of the laminate. By comparison, a counterbore makes a flat-bottomed hole and its sides are drilled straight.
Solder Mask is a protective coating applied to the bare printed circuit board. Bare boards are covered with mask to prevent accidental solder bridging during assembly and to help protect the board from the environment.
The most common unit of measure for the copper thickness on a printed circuit board is ounces (oz). But how thick is that? It's the resulting thickness when 1 oz of copper is pressed flat and spread evenly over a one square foot area.
Standard Dielectric Stack diagrams for 4- to 10-layer boards from .8mm to 3.2mm
Essentially they are the same thing and many engineers use the terms interchangeably. Technically, the term "via" should be used when the hole is used to pass signal to another layer of your board and not for mounting a thru-hole component.
There are many factors to consider when selecting a final finish for your printed circuit board. Below is a consolidated list of popular finishes and their general characteristics.
When we receive artwork for a printed circuit board, many things are checked and adjusted to ensure the board is fabricated as closely as possible to the original design. If we notice something that appears unusual, we'll hold the order and question the designer's intent.
We don't need much information to manufacture a bare printed circuit board. Often, all we receive are the digital Gerber files showing the copper layers, solder mask, silk screen and a drill file.
At PCB Prime, we can accept a variety of file formats to manufacture or assemble your printed circuit board. A list of accepted formats is listed below.