[sdiy] Cheapest but good Chinese PCB manufacturer..

Spiros Makris spirosmakris92 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 09:47:27 CET 2023


I've been using JLCPCB for some time now, they have been great so far. I
have tried up to 4 layer boards,
edge connectors, mousebites, oval cutouts (eagle...), everything was
executed flawlessly. The PCBA is also nice, they have most jellybean
components in stock and solder quality is good.

On Tue, 14 Nov 2023 at 03:44, jslee via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
wrote:

> Yes, I stopped using OSHPark for this reason. The purple was nice but I
> wanted clean edges.
>
> For many years I happily used Seeed Studio ... but recently tried JLCPCB
> and they were great for my modest needs.
>
> I also recently submitted my first order with assembly which was
> interesting, again with JLCPCB. MiniPCIe adapters to fit m.2 NVMe storage
> inside PCEngines APU2 fanless servers. 8-layer boards! Not my design (was
> on Github) but it all worked and I feel slightly more confident about the
> process now
>
> John
>
>
> On Mon, 6 Nov 2023, at 12:43, brianw wrote:
> > OSHPark in Oregon does a good job, and saves money by pooling multiple
> > customers onto a single panel.
> >
> > ... but your mention that PCBWAY cuts the edges smooth is worthy of
> > note - at least in comparison to OSHPark, who design perforations
> > between customer designs, and this makes at least part of the edges
> > very rough. They've added features recently, so they might be worth
> > checking out. The quotes are automated, so you might as well see what
> > it would cost. Plus, they generate nice pictures that help you check
> > your Gerbers before you order, and that's useful even if you order
> > somewhere else.
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > On Nov 3, 2023, at 2:10 PM, Oren Leavitt via Synth-diy
> > <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> >> I use PCBWAY a lot - the boards are perfect and edges are smoothly cut.
> Turnaround time to USA is less than two weeks. I had my boards as soon as
> one week one time.
> >>
> >> I have not tried the assembly service, yet.
> >>
> >> There's also BasicPCB.com, based in the USA. Their "ValueSpec" option
> is great if you just need a few boards and don't mind them choosing
> color/thickness etc. They don't do slotted holes however.
> >>
> >> - Oren
> >>
> >> On 11/3/23 11:29 AM, Jean-Pierre Desrochers wrote:
> >>> So I can see PCBWAY is not on your list.. Interesting.. Why ?
> >>>
> >>> By the way I’ll rarely need parts assembly to be done.. Only PCB
> manufacturing. That’s it !
> >>>
> >>> De : Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> De la part de
> Jean-Pierre Desrochers
> >>> Envoyé : 3 novembre 2023 11:30
> >>> À : Synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> >>> Objet : [Polluriel détecté] [sdiy] Cheapest but good Chinese PCB
> manufacturer..
> >>> Importance : Faible
> >>>
> >>> I know this question has been asked millions of time..
> >>> Over the last years I did business with a local PCB shop in Quebec
> City for all my small electronics projects
> >>> With very good low priced quotes,
> >>> But unfortunately the shop burnt down this year.. So..
> >>> I’ll ask you all where should I send my gerber files for PCB making
> >>> for a fair price ? I’m thinking about Chinese shops..
> >>> USA shops are surely doing better products but as long as
> >>> the PCB’s do their jobs cheapest is Ok for me.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for your help.
> >>> JP
> >
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