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kpadams3
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I have had several boards made by EuroCircuits. Usually 4 layer, split planes, 8 mil spacing. Never had a problem with their service. I had a place in the Chicago suburbs assemble the boards.


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DroneBot Workshop
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Posted by: @kpadams3

I had a place in the Chicago suburbs assemble the boards.

Interesting. You purchased the boards from EuroCircuits but used a second company to assemble them?  Was that because you got the message "We do not offer assembly services to the chosen country of delivery."?  I got that message too when I visited their site, probably because I'm in Canada.

My interest in assembly is because I see the real value in having PCB's made would be having them assembled with surface-mount components, which I'm too old to solder in myself.

Thanks for the info, much appreciated!

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Bill

 

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DroneBot Workshop
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Posted by: @sid

I am not sure, but you can have a look here - https://www.canadiancircuits.com/. I found them some months ago - but they did not quote me.

I checked out their website, however, I'm not sure if they cater to the hobbyist market. Seems more of a service for those in the industry.

But I do like that they are in Canada, no cross-border stuff to contend with (at least for me).

Thanks

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Bill

 

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Aswin
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Past  few months I have been working with easy EDA first time when I made  a schematic and design a PCB I had some problem with finding component and finding auto router be the end of the day I found out them by ther compleat guide that how to usa easy EDA and there live help support  then it was easy to use easy EDA then when I wanted to order the PCB when I checked out JLCPCB I was amazed by seeing the review of customer who have ordered from JLCPCB for such a high quality PCB only $4 when I added to Cart and click on proceed to checkout security I was shocked to see that DTH express delivery for $35 and arrive by a week for delivering from China to India and the other option was to to arrive by train for$28 and arrive by a month so it become so expensive so 

So I checked out PCBway provide PCB for $5 with very good quality PCB exactly same as I ordered and only$1 for delevery so I got my PCB for$6 and there even sell electronic components  and accessories and evean tools

 I prefer and recommend PCBway they provide very good service

Aswin

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xjplguy
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I've been using EasyEDA for about 8 years and I like it better than all the other schematic capture applications I've tried. JLCPCB makes near NASA quality pcb's at a very good price. Shipping here to Nevada, USA usually costs more than the pc boards. Most boards arrive in 2 weeks, some take longer. I usually have them delivered by DHL. I tried FedEx once and the package was crushed, but the boards were okay.


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Aswin
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Posted by: @dronebot-workshop

Here is what I want:

  • Good quality and reasonable price (of course)
  • The ability to make 4-layer PCBs
  • A service to populate those PCBs, especially with surface-mount components

you can check out Candor Industries  lnc

here is their website : https://www.candorind.com/

I discovered this yesterday while I saw youer post and I sereched ing Google and I got someney reseletes but I felt that that Candor Industries  lnc was the best among others manufacturers in Canada they have a very good reputation in Canada they have got 

•ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

•CGRP Certificate

•IPC certificate

Even read the reviews of customer who ordered PCBs from them  I am going to give a try by ordering PCB from Candor Industries  lnc

Aswin

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Lego_Sandra
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I use JLCPCB for my boards. Their manufacturing is really quick and the final product is good. As people have said, the shipping costs a lot more than the boards. I have not tried their component assembly option yet but I am going to do so on my next order. Typically the boards cost about $5 and the shipping $35 but overall that is still better than getting them made locally. I would much rather support my local PCB manufacturer but when I compared the pricing of a board the difference was NZ$40 for JLCPCB and NZ$280 for a NZ supplier (delivered). I always buy more boards than I need because it makes so little difference to the price.

I use the free DesignSpark from RS Components for my design. It can be a bit of a pain to use but once you get used to the quirks it is OK. The autorouter is not great - you will end up with loads of vias, but I find it cathartic to correct the routing and design out the vias. It is like doing a jigsaw but with an end-product you can actually use.

S


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Mike
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@xjplguy  I also have used JLCPCB.   Quality was good and they shipped in a sturdy cardboard box with the boards sealed in heavy plastic.   I found similiar results with PCBWAY also.  Both have very simple web pages to make it so simple to use.  Pay more for shipping than the bare boards!!   Many options for shipping so I just pick what I need.

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