PCB Prototyping

Introduction:

The easiest and fastest way to get 5 to 1000 PCBs prototyped for an incredible low price while the production and quality control follows all industrial standards. Bigger quantities up to 100k, special material or surface, up to 20 layers or even flexible boards (FPC) are available on request.

How it works:

  1. Choose your options above.
  2. Verify that your Gerber files comply with all limits and with the sub-board definition below.
  3. Upload your Gerber files.
  4. Add to Cart.
  5. Done.

For bigger quantities, more layers, special options, tests, panels, discounts or combination with our other services contact us directly at pcb@smart-prototyping.com. If you want to go from prototying to real production then visit our Other Services.

Check out PCB fabrication FQA.

Production Time:

2 layer board: 3-4 working days, if qty>100, 4-6 working days.

4 layer board: 4-5 working  days, if qty>100, 5-7 working days.

Expediting Production time:

Contact us if you have any queries regarding delivery. Please don't order 24hours and 48hours production time on Thursday and Friday, there is no enough time for us ship it out before weekend.

If the qty>30 and you choose 24hr, that is mean we will manufacture the boards with 48hr;
If the qty>30 and you choose 48hr, that is mean we will manufacture the boards with 72hr.

Combinations:

If you want more than only a naked PCB you can combine the PCB prototyping service together with our other electrical prototyping services to a turnkey solution:



Gerber Files: If you are ordering the first time make sure that your design is comply with  following min/max limits:


 

Solder Paste Stencil: the solder paste stenil is Laser-cut steel on a aluminum frame with a minimum recommended pitch of 0.4mm.
Please make sure the effective area is twice as big as your PCB so that top and botom side can be placed on the same stencil.

Effective Area Total Size Price
14.0 x 24.0 cm 30.0 x 40.0 cm $17.7
19.0 x 29.0 cm 37.0 x 47.0 cm $20
24.0 x 34.0 cm 42.0 x 52.0 cm $28
37.0 x 47.0 cm 55.0 x 65.0 cm $44
27.0 x 37.0 cm 45.0 x 55.0 cm $36
40.0 x 40.0 cm 58.4 x 58.4 cm $44

 

Separated Sub-Boards: for separating boards please use a slot according to following pictures. Drilling holes or other methods for separating boards will be NOT accepted. Boards which are separated only by silk-screen are not counted as sub-boards and don't have to be payed extra. Junctions between V-Slots are always crossing (X). For other junctions like (T) or (L) you need to use the normal milling and not the V-Slot.


 

Panels: For higher quantities (depending on the used area) we will combine your PCBs automatically to a panel. If you don not want it or want to define your own panel then contact us before ordering at pcb@smart-prototyping.com.

E-Test: All PCBs are getting a 100% AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) to make sure that all tracks and pads are connected.
In addition to this the PCBs can be tested by a flying probe to make sure that all vias are connected, because this is not visible by the AOI.
1-layer PCBs don't need this tests because there are no vias.
4- and 6-layers will be tested always 100% with a flying probe.
For 2-layer PCBs you have the choice between a 100% E-Test with a flying probe or only to test enough to make sure that at least 95% of all PCBs are working. If you want higher quality choose always E-Test 100% . If you want a lower price then choose E-Test 95%.


All Files: no offset, no mirror, no rotate, no upside down.

File Type

.TXT
Drill holes
.GML
Outline
.GTP
Solder Paste Top
.GBP
Solder Paste Bottom
.GTS
Solder Mask Top
.GBS
Solder Mask Bottom
.GTO
Silkscreen Top
.GBO
Silkscreen Bottom
.GTL
Top Layer
.GBL
Bottom Layer

Inner layer in 4 layers PCB:

.GL2
Layer 2
.GL3
Layer 3

4 Layer PCB layers stack up structure (HOZ=0.5oz):

1.6mm thickness

Top--------------------- 1oz
      2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
L2------------------------Hoz
    FR4 1.2mm(include copper thickness)
L3----------------------- Hoz
   2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
Bottom------------------1oz

 

1.2mm thickness

Top--------------------- 1oz
      2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
L2------------------------Hoz
    FR4 0.8mm(include copper thickness)
L3----------------------- Hoz
   2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
Bottom------------------1oz

 

0.8mm thickness

Top--------------------- 1oz
      2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
L2------------------------Hoz
    FR4 0.4mm(include copper thickness)
L3----------------------- Hoz
   2116x1(0.12+/-0.01mm) pp material
Bottom------------------1oz

Inner Layers in 6 Layers PCB:

.GL2
Layer 2
.GL3
Layer 3
.GL4
Layer 4
.GL5
Layer 5


Downloads:

After you generate Gerber file by CAM job file, some holes are outside the board.  Do not worry, that is normal and our engineer will adjust the drill hole file.

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  • Product Code: 100201
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