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Offline andersendr

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Looking for a PCB House
« on: October 13, 2011, 04:47:12 am »
Hello Guys, I like the boards Dave gets made and I think I can remember that he has mentioned his board house before.  Does anyone know what he uses?  I am trying to stay away from ITead from the few mess ups I have seen from people.  I am looking for a place that will gold plate it.  I have not found of a lot of houses doing this.  I would like the gold platting for the high speed connectors in a not so clean environment. 
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Offline joelby

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 04:55:47 am »
I've personally had no trouble at all with ITead, and you really can't go wrong for the price.

PCBCart.com will do gold fingers and gold finishes, and I can recommend them highly for any board with requirements outside of Seeed, ITead, or DorkbotPDX's parameters.
 

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 04:57:42 am »
Thanks Joelby.  I may give ITead a try.  The other problem is I don't need 10 boards, but for the price I'll just toss the other ones on the shelf.  I'll have a look at the other companies you listed and see if they meet my req's.
 

Offline joelby

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 05:01:28 am »
Exactly. For a delivered price of under $20, you can afford to throw most of them away. If there genuinely are manufacturing problems with your boards, they'll probably replace them.

You might even consider doing a few prototype spins through a lower cost provider. Once you're happy that the design is correct, get a more expensive PCB house to do one with gold.
 

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 06:38:11 am »
www.ourpcb.com are also quite good.
But im pretty sure ITead will be cheaper for only a few boards.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 07:21:52 am by Psi »
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Offline _Sin

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 09:28:22 am »
Both ITead and Seeed will do a gold finish, AFAIK.
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Offline shadewind

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 03:19:21 pm »
Both ITead and Seeed will do a gold finish, AFAIK.
They do. And I've never had a problem with iTeads PCB quality. I've ordered lots of them and I've never had a dodgy board although I've never examined every single one with a loupe. I should also point out that I do push the limits 0.5 mm pitch QFP/QFN and 0402 resistors and caps. iTeads reputation for making poor quality PCBs is somewhat overstated in my opinion.
 

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Re: Looking for a PCB House
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 07:24:11 am »
Seeed does gold finish. Just select the ENIG (Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold) option. It adds $15 to the price for every 10 boards (regardless of board size chosen).


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