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Jonathan
06-09-2013, 03:22 PM
I want to get some simple PCBs made as I need more than I want to make on my CNC router. The PCB is a very simple single sided design, all through components on a 0.1" grid and it's 38x73mm with 2 or 3 hole sizes. I don't need them quickly - waiting about a month would be fine. I'd like to get around 200-500 of them made, so I've been looking for the cheapest place to get them made. The cheapest place I've found so far is here:

Small Batch 2Layer PCB More than 300 pcs (http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120418021.html)

Does anyone know of anywhere cheaper? The quote thing on their site says $351 for 500.

Edit: Just spotted this seller (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/pcb-prototype-manufacture-fabrication-Single-layer/339761480.html) on aliexpress, looks promising.

HankMcSpank
06-09-2013, 03:41 PM
I've not used them, but futurelec seem promising & it's who I'll likely be placing an order with soon (they seem to be one of the few fab houses that offer single sided as an option)

Futurlec - PCB Manufacturing Service and PCB Production (http://www.futurlec.com/PCBService.shtml)

Jonathan
06-09-2013, 03:45 PM
They want $812 to make 500 :|

~andy
06-09-2013, 03:48 PM
Try PCBCART - Professional China Prototype PCB Manufacturer (http://www.pcbcart.com/)

Jonathan
06-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Try PCBCART - Professional China Prototype PCB Manufacturer (http://www.pcbcart.com/)

Thanks for the link, bit I've already checked them and they're more expensive.

I think I've just answered my own question. The seller I linked to on aliexpress wants $92 with DHL shipping for 200, or $186 with shipping for 500!

Boscoe
07-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Have a look at ITEAD studio.

Jonathan
07-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Have a look at ITEAD studio.

That's the place I linked to in my first post!

Boscoe
07-09-2013, 06:25 PM
Sorry I didn't follow it.