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Offline kizzap

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BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« on: April 20, 2013, 03:58:14 am »
So...I just found out that BatchPCB is closing it's doors, and is now moving all of its customers over to OSHpark. Good or bad for the industry do you think? I can already see there being a whole lot of projects with purple PCBs now...
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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 04:11:10 am »
Wait - I thought this was old news.  :-//

... purple PCBs now...

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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 04:31:04 am »
You will not be disappointed unless you really hate purple. OSH Park PCBs are higher quality in every respect -- tolerances, finish, and material.
 

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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 04:41:03 am »
Agree. The OSHPark boards come out well and I don't think the price was much different.

Also, I have to say the deep purple and gold sure is pretty. Maybe that has something to do with me growing up in southern Louisiana?  :-//
 

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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 05:03:47 am »
Did a little detective work (read as I read the date of the post about it on the OSHpark site) and it was only posted the 18th. (so effectively the 19th in Oz.)

and a plus is that they now have free international shipping.....  :scared:
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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 06:25:47 am »
BatchPCB has been a raw deal for a long time, I'm surprised they never closed up shop sooner.
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Re: BatchPCB turns to OSHPark
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 06:53:21 am »
Hm, with free international shipping it may actually become the first source for affordable 4-layer pcbs. At $10/sq.inch a 2"x2" will cost $40 for 3 boards. Elecrow/seed/itead services begin at $45 for 2"x2" (10 boards).

Since that many PCB's are often net needed, if turnaround time (from order to arrival) will be lower, I may actually give them a try.

Price of 2 layer PCB's is still unattractive. 5$/sq.in. makes  $20 for 5cmx5cm and $80 for 10cmx10cm, whereas itead/seed/elecrow do that for $10 and $20 respectively.
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