[time-nuts] OT stuffing boards: was GPS interface/prototyping board

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Fri Jun 24 13:41:05 EDT 2016

On 6/24/2016 8:23 AM, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:28:15 +0000 (UTC)
> Bob Stewart <bob at evoria.net> wrote:
Lotsa stuff deleted
>> One more related question before this topic dies, if you don't mind.
>> What about the other side of building: stuffing the boards.  My GPSDOs
>> have about 120 parts per board, plus some custom work on the SMA connectors.
>> Is there a service out there that will populate boards with SMT components
>> for small orders at a reasonable price?  Small is 10 boards.
>  The advantage of "professional"
> companies like Alktech over "hobbyist" companies like macrofab is,
> that you get full professional support while the price does not differ much.
> E.g. while macrofab only does 4 layer boards if you specially ask for it,
> for Alktech getting any number of layers is standard procedure.
> 			Attila Kinali
Just to correct a misunderstanding. Macrofab, Small Batch Assembly, and
PCB:NG are all professionals, not hobbyist companies. they focus on
small runs at low cost, but they are manufacturing professionals with
commensurate results.

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