[time-nuts] Working with SMT parts.

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 23:45:45 EDT 2016

This seems totally backwards.  Typically a Gerber file is something
you make yourself on your computer then send it in for a prototype.
Seems odd to buy them.

I checked ExpressPCB prices and they are very high.  I can get PCBs
made quickly in the US for $3 per square inch, shipping included with
$9 minimum order.  And  you don't buy the Gerbers.

I notice ExpressPCB offers free software.  But it is totally
non-standard and you can't use it for anything other then for their
service.  Most people needing free PCB software use Eagle, some use
Kicad or some others.  But Eagle seems to be kind of a universal

On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 8:55 AM, Didier Juges <shalimr9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I concur. I have been using ExpressPCB extensively over the last 2 years
> with great satisfaction now that it is possible to get Gerber files from
> them.
> I typically use the mini board pro service (3 bare boards, 2 sided with
> solder mask and silk screen) for prototypes and then buy the Gerbers


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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