PCB fabrication

Hi All,
I'm wanting to design a PCB and have it professionally manufactured. I don't
need huge quantities and am going to design it myself. So far I've looked
into the following companies:
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Naturally, I'm looking for the least expensive solution. I think 2 layers
will be enough and no fancy silk-screening or solder masks are needed. I'll
probably start off with a quantity of 10. Anyone else have any suggestions
whose already been down this road? Thanks.
-Dave
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Dave
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I've had good luck with Olimex
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your board is small, they will panelize for free so that you get the best value for their money. -- D. Jay Newman
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D. Jay Newman
Hi D. Jay,
What software are you using to generate the layout files?
-Dave
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Dave
Just "Jay". :)
I just sent them the Eagle files. You have to run a couple of script files you download from them, but they're easy.
And the product is wonderful. -- D. Jay Newman
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D. Jay Newman
I have used Olimex for three projects so far, and they have produced acceptable boards, but I have always gotten a few with copper bridges and copper dropouts.
So I just check the boards REALLY carefully with a magnifying glass with both frontlighting and backlighting, and fix the traces before soldering the parts on.
For the price, I am perfectly happy with doing this, and I will continue to use them in the future.
I also use Eagle to do the schematic-capture and layout, and I just send Olimex. I always seem to get SOMETHING not exactly right, so I have an extra $3.00 charge for a non-standard drill bit, or $5.00 for redoing the silkscreen. I try and try, but I just can't seem to get everything exactly right. Oh well.
Here are some projects I have done with them:
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Alan Kilian

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