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    I have used both elecrow and smart-prototyping.

    I have found the pricing and quality of both to be great.

    These have been orders of 30 boards up to several hundred.

    Shipping cost is a matter of patience. In the end, I try to order a lot of boards at once.
    When you do that, you can go with the DHL option.
    The way I justify 3 day air freight is the cost on a per board basis.
    It's usually about 50 cents a board.
    In the end, I'm still getting 10 x 10 cm boards for under $1.50.
    To me that is just amazing.
    I can get 5 x 5 cm boards for about .70 cents, shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukewarrior View Post
    I have used both elecrow and smart-prototyping.

    I have found the pricing and quality of both to be great.

    These have been orders of 30 boards up to several hundred.

    Shipping cost is a matter of patience. In the end, I try to order a lot of boards at once.
    When you do that, you can go with the DHL option.
    The way I justify 3 day air freight is the cost on a per board basis.
    It's usually about 50 cents a board.
    In the end, I'm still getting 10 x 10 cm boards for under $1.50.
    To me that is just amazing.
    I can get 5 x 5 cm boards for about .70 cents, shipped.
    If you are ordering a bunch elecrow will Dhl ship to you for free (orders over 300$) which can include their component sourcing services
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    elecrow look interesting, also interesting they call it fusion pcb

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    I've done elecrow and have had good luck.

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    Dumb questions...

    If I have a design that's 2cm x 5cm and they charge a certain amount for a 10cm x 10cm PCB, can they just repeat the 2x5 design on the 10x10 PCB 10 times? Will they do that automatically or do I need to tell them? Will they cut these into the individual PCB's for me or do I need to do that when I get them?

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    Most PCB houses that I use charge for that service.
    Some will panelize and some won't.
    Most all will charge to do that for you.
    Quantity also comes into play.

    How many boards do you need?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjchu View Post
    Dumb questions...

    If I have a design that's 2cm x 5cm and they charge a certain amount for a 10cm x 10cm PCB, can they just repeat the 2x5 design on the 10x10 PCB 10 times? Will they do that automatically or do I need to tell them? Will they cut these into the individual PCB's for me or do I need to do that when I get them?

    Thanks,

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    You will need to set it up for them I believe, and what they will do is put v-grooves between the boards. The final dimensions will need to be at or below the PCB size you select. So if you want 10 2x5cm panels, you may need to make them 1.9x4.9 to get 10 on a 10x10cm panel. There is a program that will automatically panelize the PCBs for you, I think it's GerberMerge.

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    Some will step and repeat and it's not big deal. The boards might be too small to be reliably routed. Specify that you want them scored then you gust break them apart.
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    Check out PCB Shopper. You can enter you desired size, number of layers, soldermask and silkscreen and playing requirements, min feature sizes, etc, and it will get you quotes from a wide range of PCB outfits. They also have moderated reviews, so you can get a good idea what you can expect. I selected Seeed Studio for cheap pcb prototype and had a good result.
    Last edited by Chuttne; 05-17-2017 at 05:46 AM.

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    Dane,
    Seeed Studios can't be beat.
    10 boards, up to 10x10 are only 4.95. Plus you can vscore identical boards within that dimension for free.
    All the color choices are also free.
    I've ordered about 1000 PCB from then recently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danevandy99 View Post
    I'm looking at getting some SSRneon G2 LED's produced first, and some bigger boards later on. The dimensions of the SSRneon are 7cm x 5.5cm.

    Thanks
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