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Offline tron9000

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Charging for fabrication
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:08:08 am »
Now then,

I've started making my own PCB's at home using toner Transfer method and Ferric Cholride etch and have had a request from a work college about getting a PCB fabricated for their home project.

They're willing to pay but I don't know what to charge. Does anybody else do this from home and what rates do you offer? price per mm2? cost of consumables (etchant)?
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Re: Charging for fabrication
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 09:24:37 am »
I have etched my own boards and sent boards out for fabrication. I would recommend they send their design out to OSH Park https://oshpark.com/
 
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Offline BradC

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Re: Charging for fabrication
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 09:54:09 am »
Yeah, don't do that. I'm the same. Toner at home and fab for anyone else. I'll help layout and design but I don't fab for other people. Too much risk and hassle.
 

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Re: Charging for fabrication
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 10:55:59 am »
fair enough. Ta Very much.
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Offline Ian.M

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Re: Charging for fabrication
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 11:12:55 am »
Assuming your workspace is appropriate and you have adequate safety and first aid equipment, showing them how to etch a PCB in exchange for beer and materials is one thing but if cash or other financial remuneration  is proposed, or they don't want to participate hands-on, just say NO.
 

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Re: Charging for fabrication
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 12:33:32 pm »
oddly enough the project is beer related! home brew monitor.

I think I need to stress that this is not a business venture. I think the notion of beer in exchange is probably a good idea, less formal and can be easily rectified (buy beer in return)

I will ask if they want to watch over, I have safety googles and gloves, first aid, eye wash station, make sure they wear some clothes they don't mind getting spoilt.

thanks
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