Thursday, November 12, 2015

Comparison of cheap PCB manufacturers

I wanted to compare price, delivery time and quality of a handfull of cheap board houses to find a good supplier for hobby projects. So I ordered the same design (a 2 layer 35x25mm board) from the following PCB manufacturers;
All PCBs where of decent quality (see pictures below) and came in adequate packaging.
This is a table of cost and delivery time. The cost includes the cheapest shipping option to Sweden.

Manufacturer

Days for delivery
Number of PCBs
Total cost (USD)
Cost per PCB (USD)
OSHpark
15
3
6.84
2.28
ITEAD
15
10
14.16
1.42
Seeed
19
10
14.16
1.42
Elecrow
23
10
14.16
1.42
DirtyPCBs
26
10
14.16
1.42



 


In retrospect I should have created a PCB that tests the limits of the PCB manufacturers with regards to tolerances etc. Donate some coin below to cover the PCB cost and I will do a more detailed comparison.


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