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shaunakde
02-27-2010, 08:48 AM
I am based in Mumbai and nearly every board house I approached wanted large orders or were very expensive.

Any body know of any board house in Mumbai who does sampling and prototype work? Preferably along the western line.

Any contact details or rates would be greatly appreciated.

vikas
02-27-2010, 09:54 AM
Define "Cheap" .... Its about 50 USD for 3 PCB's in the US as a prototyping charge.

shaunakde
02-27-2010, 12:11 PM
When I say cheap, I speak in Indian contexts.

Lets say 150 bucks a 3x4" PCB?
edit: Ok, mabe 300 bucks.

I found one called Artronix in Saki Naka who charges 3.50 per sq. cm. But the minimum order is 100 sq cm/ 4 boards

Note: When I say western line, I speak of the local train network ie. Churchgate to Virar

Ulhas
02-27-2010, 05:48 PM
If it is a single sided pcb, why don't you try tonner transfer mehod or else if you have double layer pcb then make it single sided and use same method.

It is worth if you are making pcb just to check functionality of circuit you have designed.
The rate you are talking about is very difficult to get and in addition to that you have two filters one western line and cost
Share among us the location if you suceeds in finding one

pkshima
02-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Try www.pcbpower.com.
For a double sided 5 X 5 cm its about 160 Rs.

BUT, the catches are ...
1. taxes and shipping extra
2. Assuming 5 pieces order.
3. 30 days wait

Still, go to the website, try changing choices and see what price you come to.
Do tell us how it goes.

shaunakde
02-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Thanks for the replies. If I find anyplace cheaper, I will surely post back.

avinash_g
02-28-2010, 11:46 AM
150 bucks is simply too tight budget.

A quality PCB with Solder Mask and Silk screen will cost minimum 300 for films and some extra set up plus per PCB cost. When I think of making any PCB I allocate minimum 1000 bucks for it.

In that budget you can enjoy wasting time! (which is much precious)

vikas
02-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Like said above I would also say a minimum of RS 1000 is required. Most manufacturers are not interested below that.

shaunakde
02-28-2010, 12:51 PM
Then I think etching at home using Toner Transfer would be a better idea;

That is till I am ready to order a large number of boards or need very fine traces.
Also, I think I will stay on the look out with an upped budget. [Say 300 a board]


@avinash_g: How do you get your films made?

avinash_g
02-28-2010, 01:04 PM
"very fine traces" costs a lot more. They are only for industrial production. They require AOI and other tests.

For them a Prototype PCB costing 10,000 is cheap. (Compared to wasting a million faulty units).

The Rs 1000 budget PCBs I was talking is only for simply through hole PCBs. Fine SMT PCBs costs much more.

Better you go for home made PCB (although it is a very tedious job)

shaunakde
02-28-2010, 01:08 PM
(although it is a very tedious job)
But throughly enjoyable though!

Another newbie question, How do you get your films made?

avinash_g
02-28-2010, 06:22 PM
then go enjoy it.

but its human nature to dislike repeated jobs. thats why we are surrounded by so many machines.

i never liked drilling 40 hole in a pcb only to mount a Micro.

may be you do

also there is an article in RI which details pcb fabrication , why dont you consult it ???

shaunakde
02-28-2010, 07:15 PM
Yes, drilling is a very tedious process, but I guess its a choice between your wallet and your patience. :)

Found the article in Google's cache: http://74.125.153.132/search?q=cache:lKKnsk0E4ZYJ:www.roboticsindia.com/modules.php%3Fname%3DNews%26file%3Darticle%26sid%3 D151+robotics+india+pcb+fabrication&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=in&client=opera
Thanks for the reference to it.

Thanks for all the help.

Jayesh
02-28-2010, 09:19 PM
PCB Manufacturers in Andheri
1) Cabreal Enterprise at Sahar Village, for single & double sided board Min. order 5 Nos. Qty, order 25 Nos.
Rate for Single sided 30 Paise Sq. Cm. & Double sided 90 Paise Sq. Cm.for Qty order.
Con: Hand drilling ( Some time holes are under size ).
2) Balaji Hertz Industries at Off. Veera Desai Road, only double sided boards with cnc drilling Min. order 5 Nos. Qty, order 25 Nos.
Rate: Rs. 1.20/- for Quantity Order.
Con: Some times owner is not at his place

For past 9 months never dealt with Balaji.
Never done double sided pcb from any of them.

Film Manufacturers in Andheri
1) IMAGE at Chakala, for Gerber film
Rate min amount Rs. 100/- per film after that Re 1/- Sq. Cm.
2 Galaxy Prepress Process at Nagardas Road, for Postscript file
Rate: Rs. 100/- per A4 size film
if you can adjust all your images on one A4 film this will be chip.
I have never done any film from Galaxy as process is found to be complicated.

avinash_g
03-01-2010, 07:48 AM
you need 3 Films per PCB so minimun 300 only for films


his total budget is 150!

shaunakde
03-01-2010, 08:27 AM
you need 3 Films per PCB so minimun 300 only for films
his total budget is 150!

My budget per board is 150 (upped to 300)

I knew that the film would cost more. (I am not stupid :P)
I probably wasn't specific or clear enough in my previous posts.

Also, all the 3 films will fit in one A4 page, so only 100.


== Clarifying ==
- I need 3 boards of about 3" by 4"
- My budget per board is 300 (was 150)
- I am not counting the cost of films
- I can live with single sided boards.

Thanks for the address Jayesh.
I visited Galaxy yesterday, unfortunately they were shut for Holi.

Ulhas
03-01-2010, 03:23 PM
"- I can live with single sided boards."

So seems that you have lot of free time (which i think you are wasting ) but remember

Time is money , Money is not time

pkshima
03-01-2010, 03:30 PM
Doesn't look like you are serious, you haven't obviously visited www.pcbpower.com.
They DO fit your budget. And probably there are other online vendors even cheaper.

PCB Size 5 X 7 cm (Single sided)
Number of PCBs 3
PCB Unit Price 216.20 Rs.
PCB Net Order Price 648.61 Rs.
Transport Cost (Rs.) 170 Rs.
Total Price 818.61 Rs.
Planned Shipment Date 12-03-2010

akshay66
03-01-2010, 09:30 PM
Doesn't look like you are serious, you haven't obviously visited www.pcbpower.com.
They DO fit your budget. And probably there are other online vendors even cheaper.

PCB Size 5 X 7 cm (Single sided)
Number of PCBs 3
PCB Unit Price 216.20 Rs.
PCB Net Order Price 648.61 Rs.
Transport Cost (Rs.) 170 Rs.
Total Price 818.61 Rs.
Planned Shipment Date 12-03-2010


The cost for single PCB is Rs 216 when the no.of PCBs are 3.If i want about 100 PCBs what will be difference in price.The size of PCB is same as above. I just want a fair idea as you people have some experience.

shaunakde
03-03-2010, 05:50 AM
I will first visit the addresses provided in post #14. If that doesnt work out for some reason, I will go with PCBpower.

9 cm by 6 cm comes to approx 550 a piece on the site.

b_prasad
03-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Has anybody done PCB from www.pcbpower.com?

pratheek
03-04-2010, 09:26 AM
I can get the PCBs fabricated for you well within your budget.
Setup and plotting charges will cost you Rs 150. The PCB fabrication will cost you Rs 1/ sq. cm.

PM me if you are interested.

shaunakde
03-04-2010, 11:01 AM
PM me if you are interested.

You PM is disabled.

pratikshinde
09-05-2014, 12:13 AM
Dear All,

I am happy to announce that I am starting inexpensive, good quality PCB service for hobbyist and DIYers.

I have done a fair amount of research over PCB manufacturing for past couple of months. Please find details below

Specification:


Layers
Single and Double


PCB Material
FR-4


Available Solder Mask Color
Green


Maximum Size
30cm X 30cm


Qty
3pcs


Board Thickness
1.6mm


Board testing
BBT and Fly Probe testing


Surface Finish
HAL SnPb




Some constraints apply for panelizing and milling.

This is new initiative so options are limited, Your suggestions, inputs and comments are most welcome.

Costs:


Size
Single Layer
Double Layer


5cmx5cm
450
750


5cmx10cm
750
1250


10cmx10cm
1200
1950




Thanks,
Pratik Shinde