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PCB assembly company recommendation?
« on: September 26, 2007, 01:14:23 PM »
I am designing a small PCB board with various SMD's on it:
a 100 pin AVR, a bunch of resistors, capacitors, and LED's - all SMD

If I wanted to manufacture this board (probably 100 or 200 units), would anyone know of a company capable of doing it?

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 01:46:01 PM »
The company that does our pcb fab also does assembly - www.pcbonline.com

We only used them once for a fine pitch smd part, and they did a good job, though turnaround wan't particularly fast. 

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 02:07:05 PM »
I have worked with PCB Fab Express with verry good quality and fast turnaround.

But there is a company in Chicago that makes all kinds of wired looking boards, I mean round, or leaf like, whatever you need it to be and with different colors solder mask and asorted silk screen. Take a look at Pulsar Inc.
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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 03:18:03 PM »
hgordon, I think you made a mistake in that link?

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 05:24:35 PM »
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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 06:35:41 AM »
Hi,

Check out http://www.olimex.com in Bulgaria.
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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 09:23:22 AM »
I am designing a small PCB board with various SMD's on it:
a 100 pin AVR, a bunch of resistors, capacitors, and LED's - all SMD

If I wanted to manufacture this board (probably 100 or 200 units), would anyone know of a company capable of doing it?

Let us know who you decide to use.  I haven't shopped around much for this, and would like to know about alternatives.
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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 01:24:45 PM »
I worked at company that used San Francisco Circuits for all their boards, easy to really high tech. You get what you pay for with them. They have really good customer service.

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 03:11:30 PM »
The best in-country house I've found is www.sunstone.com, formerly PCBexpress. Best quality boards I've seen, and lowest prices I've found. (For the quality i'd want at work)

Now did you mean the PCB fab, or the whole assembly including components?

I've seen Sunstone has a deal with another company (called screaming circuits) for complete turn-key assembly with components and all, but I never tried that before. But if it matches Sunstone board quality, it'd be a good bet.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 03:16:17 PM by madsci1016 »

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 11:04:59 AM »
I use Screaming Circuits at work. However, you can probably have it done cheaper by overseas assemblers like bittele , goldphoenix, myropcb. They have sales offices in North america as well.

One of my colleagues just had a shipment delivered from bittele yesterday. Haven't had time to discuss with him about the quality of the boards, but they look good, they were well packaged, the price was reasonable, and they came pretty quickly considering they were made in china.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2012, 11:08:19 AM by felipe80 »

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 01:59:27 AM »
For a shop in the USA that will do prototyping, small batches and low volume runs (all machine placement) try www.TinkerBEE.com.  We have a MannCorp MC385-1V1 collecting dust that needs to get used.

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Re: PCB assembly company recommendation?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 11:30:38 AM »
If you want to go to China, seeedstudio has a small-run (100 - 1000) program. I think the USB2AX Dynamixel adapter uses it, for example.

 


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