Using panelization to reduce Prototype PCB fabrication cost

For a number of years, prototype PCB shops in North America have been using board panelization to reduce material and tooling costs. With panelization, Quickturn Prototype PCB orders with identical specs are grouped together in a panel. The more boards in the panel, the less the amount of material wasted. The more orders per panel, the larger the spread of the tooling cost. To quickly fill panels with PCB orders, most shops require the circuit boards to have "standards specs" like FR4 Tg 135 material, 1 oz copper, green solder mask and white silkscreen (top, bottom or both sides). The two most popular finishes are tin/lead and lead free HaSL.

Our PCB Panel Share is ideal for small prototype circuit boards with standard specs. They were specially designed for students and hobbyists to whom low prices are important but short lead times are not a high priority.

US PROTOTYPE PCBS - QUICKTURN

# of Layers Starting
Unit price
Min. Qty Total Lead Time
2 Layer $49.50 2 $99.00 1 day
4 Layer $112.50 2 $225.00 2 days
6 Layer $156.50 2 $313.00 3 days
8 Layer $437.50 2 $875.00 4 days
  • Ideal for small prototype PCBs
  • Tin/Lead and Immersion Silver
  • Free E-Test
  • Board thickness: 0.062"
  • Green soldermask & white silkscreen

OFFSHORE PROTOTYPE PCBS - LOW COST

# OF LAYERS STARTING
UNIT PRICE
MIN. QTY TOTAL LEAD TIME
2 Layer $15.00 4 $60.00 4 days
4 Layer $35.00 4 $140.00 6 days
6 Layer $70.00 4 $280.00 7 days
8 Layer $100.00 4 $400.00 9 days
  • Multiple designs
  • Leaded, Lead Free & ENIG
  • Free E-Test
  • Thickness: 0.062" & 0.031"
  • Available in multiple colors
bullet Smart DFM File Check - Eliminate CAM Holds NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Any Drill Size between 0.008" and 0.350" NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Trace Width / Spacing 0.005" / 0.005" NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Internal Cutouts - Plated or Non Plated NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Complex Board Shapes NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Electrical Testing Included NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Green Soldermask - Top and Bottom NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet White Silkscreen - Top, Bottom or Both NO EXTRA CHARGE
Your choice of Tin/Lead HASL or Immersion Silver (RoHS) finish plating
bullet Any Drill 0.0010" or larger - Plated or Non Plated NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Trace Width / Spacing 0.005" / 0.005" NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Green, Black, Blue, Red & White Soldermask - Top and Bottom NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet White, Black & Yellow Silkscreen - Top, Bottom or both NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Electrical Testing included NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet 0.031" and 0.062" board thickness NO EXTRA CHARGE
bullet Electrical Testing included NO EXTRA CHARGE
Circuit board panel (v-score / tab route) - Multiple designs allowed. Your choice of Tin/Lead HASL, Lead Free HASLor Immersion Gold (RoHS) finish.

#1 PROTOTYPE PCBS IN NORTH AMERICA

#1 OFFSHORE PROTOTYPE PCBS IN NORTH AMERICA

Our US operation specializes in Quick-Turn Prototype PCB Assembly and Low Volume Production, including ITAR printed circuit boards. Our offshore operation allows us to service your high volume production needs.

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  • Leaded and lead-free PCB Assembly
  • Single or double sided SMT
  • Thru-hole, SMT, and mixed PCB Assembly
  • Passives down to 0201 sizes
  • BGA and micro BGA
  • Leadless Devices (LGAs and QFNs)

We are experts in Prototype PCB design and Layout with a solid reputation in high speed digital, analog, mixed-signal and RF systems. We design single, double, and high layer count (Up to 32 layers), Rigid, and Flex-Rigid printed circuit boards. We support:

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WE SUPPORT:
  • CADSoft (EAGLE)
  • Cadence (ORCAD & ALLEGRO)
  • Mentor Graphics (PADS)
  • Altium (Altium Designer)

US FULL SERVICE PCBS

BEST US PRICE FOR Complex Prototypes & CIRCUIT BOARD Short Runs

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Electrical Testing included!
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  • IPC Class II Standards
  • Plated or Non-plated holes (if no specifications provided holes will be plated)
  • Non-plated or plated slots/edges and cutouts
  • FR4 Tg135 & FR4 Tg170
  • Different soldermask colors (default green)
  • Different silkscreen colors (default white)
  • 1/2, 1, 2 and 3oz. Cu. inner layers/Up to 3 oz. Cu. Wt. on outer layers
  • Overall thickness .031" .062", .093", 0.125", other
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OFFSHORE PCBS

We partner with PCB Factories in China and Taiwan with different manufacturing capabilites

When you get an online quote you can select the factory that best matches your project based on board requirements, price and lead time.

Why our Offshore PCBs?

  • bullet Advanced Multi-Factory Quote
  • bullet Tooling Included
  • bullet Electrical Testing Included
  • bullet Low Shipping Cost (2 Day Transit)
  • bullet ISO and UL Certified
  • bullet Money back guaranteed!
  • bullet Uniform Pricing
  • bullet 30% off any Laser SMT Stencil

GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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  • Rigid, Flex & Rigid-Flex, low to mid-high level complexity boards.
  • Prototype to short runs
  • 99% on time delivery

WHX ELECTRONIC

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  • Ideal for 2-6 layer, low to mid-level complexity boards.
  • Prototype and short runs
  • 98% on time delivery

FAST PCB

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  • Rigid, Flex & Rigid-Flex, low to high level complexity boards.
  • Prototype to high-volume production runs
  • 99% on time delivery

SHENZE ELECTRONIC

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  • Ideal for multilayer, mid to high-level complexity circuit boards.
  • Prototype to high-volume production runs.
  • 96% on time delivery.