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T Chap
04-06-2007, 06:32 PM
I need some ideas for assembling various SMT boards on a regular basis. I ran some numbers with Screaming Circuits and it was extremely high.

Anyone know a source for limited runs that are reasonable?

Post Edited (TChapman) : 4/7/2007 6:57:51 PM GMT

LSB
04-06-2007, 08:16 PM
BatchPCB by Sparkfun is the cheapest I've found--if you've got time. You have to submit Gerbers, so you'll need software... see their website; well documented and the forum is well attended.

If you've ever used ExpressPCB, and like their software, then take a look at Diptrace... Free trial won't export Gerbers, but for 79USD you can get a "hobby friendly" version--also well documented at their website and, again, the forum is moderated for fast help.

Edit: Reread post. Missed the assembly request first time through. I beleive they offer the service thru Phonix(?) also resonable, but untried.

Brian Carpenter
04-06-2007, 10:08 PM
TChapman, I do assembly for a few guys. Mostly SMT. Got the reflow and the whole deal. PM me and lets see what we can work out. You can see some of my work at www.HittConsulting.com i assemble the SD Data Loggers and the Video Modules.
Hitt Consulting is Bean's (forum name) business and site.

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crgwbr
04-08-2007, 02:06 AM
I have ordered PCB's from Express PCB before. I would also highly recomend them.

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T Chap
04-08-2007, 02:55 AM
Thanks fellows, I use PCB express all the time, but am specifically looking for SMT assembly solutions, sorry I posted that incorrectly, I will change the post now.

I am setup to do reflow, with stencil printer, lasered mylar stencil method, oven etc, and it is no problem to do it, I want to remove myself from the hands on.

Post Edited (TChapman) : 4/7/2007 8:17:29 PM GMT

Bean
04-08-2007, 03:38 AM
Brian Carpenter said...
TChapman, I do assembly for a few guys. Mostly SMT. Got the reflow and the whole deal. PM me and lets see what we can work out. You can see some of my work at www.HittConsulting.com i assemble the SD Data Loggers and the Video Modules.
Hitt Consulting is Bean's (forum name) business and site.


Brian does good work, he's reasonable[well his prices are;) ]·and fast.
He can even put down the SX48, which is no easy feat.
Enjoy the boat Brian...

Bean.


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