PCB Train Express

FAST TURNAROUND PROTOTYPE PCBS

PCB Train Express is a very low cost fast turnaround prototype PCB manufacturing service. It is aimed to permit rapid prototyping of new electronic designs at the bench-top test stage. The PCB Train Express service is not suitable for producing production quality PCBs. But it is meant to replace the need to ever consider making your own PCBs for prototyping purposes.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PCB TRAIN EXPRESS?

PCBs supplied are either 2 layers or 4 layers 1.6 mm Fr4 PTH, 1oz copper finished thickness, immersion silver finish, without solder resists, or legends.

WHAT MEASURES & PROCESSES DO WE USE TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE?

We restrict some of the complexities of your PCB design so that we can achieve low cost and fast turnaround.

Routed cut-outs are not permitted with the body of the PCB. The quantity of circuits within a batch manufactured on this service is limited because of the speed of turnaround. 2 layer PCBs are not electrically tested, but all 4 layer PCB's are tested. Step & repeated and nested circuits are not permitted

Single sided circuits will be manufactured using the PTH process and may have copper plating down the holes. PCBs are supplied as single circuits only. All holes are treated as PTH. Minimum track and gap is 0.2 mm. Minimum CNC drill size is 0.50mm, maximum CNC drill size is 6.5 mm. For 2 layer PCB Train Express PCBs, only top and bottom copper layer files, excellon CNC drill files, and a profile layer file are used. All other files are ignored. For 4 layer PCB Train Express PCBs, inner 1 and 2 copper layer files are required as well

Profiles are cut with a 2.00 mm diameter router as a simple single pass. Profiles must be drawn with a single continuous line, the centre line of which is treated as the cutting line. Compensation for the cutter diameter is not required.

WHAT LIMITATIONS ARE THERE WITH THIS SERVICE?

In order for us to achieve a fast turnaround and low cost, the following are not permitted or provided on this service.

SENDING YOUR ORDER TO US

Data * must be received by 9.00 am on a working day and we will ship double sided circuits by close of business the same working day (8 hours turnaround). 4 layer pbcs will be shipped on the next working day following the 9.00 am order cut-off time (32 hours turnaround).

* plus your order requirements / purchase order / payment / online payment, as required, so that we can satisfactorily process and plan production of your order.