We receive many mails that asking how we make the PCB prototyping and why we cost such low price. We have a post of talking about how we make the cost down – “Ultra-low Cost PCB Prototyping Service Update” , here we will show you the video for more about the process.
First, we put orders together and make a large board. So, this is why we repeatedly stated that we will not accept the single design and not accept the combined design , no drills line and long slot can’t be accepted – even you don’t need the V-slot to cut them out , we are not accept them , because it will make us confusion and easy to incorrectly split them. So again, if your gerber is not single design, your order will be pause until we get the correct one, so it will waste much more time for you to get the board.
When we get the large board from factory , we will do the e-test again – actually , the factory will do the 50% e-test for us , so what we do is to test the rest 50%.
Next, to split the boards out for each orders. This is why we need to add the order number and serial number on your board, some client ask us not to add the characters on their board, it’s hard to do that, if we don’t add these characters we can not identify them for each order.
The PCBs are dirty after the cutting process. So we need to clean them. The clean machine has 4 steps to clean the boards: with Strong winds – High pressure water spray – High-temperature drying – hot strong winds again. So the boards come out from the machine is very clean – for the small boards like 1cm x 1cm, we cannot put them into machine but just just can clean them by hand.
Last step, we package the boards and ship them to you : )