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I'm after a cheap small run PCB assembly house, that can do small SMD
board assembly, either in Australia or overseas.

Nothing too fancy, small individual boards (not panelised), double
sided load, 0805's, QFP, couple of through hole parts and other SMD's,
50 to 100 qty or thereabouts.

This is my own money so $$$ count. All the usual ones I deal with are
geared up for big business and charge accordingly.

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Dave.


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Hi Dave,

Heaps to choose from:

I use www.pcbcart.com in China, because the price is good and they can do
routing for free and their online ordering system is good (when it is
online). Their gold plated boards look great and they do RoHS.

Others in the ballpark are http://www.goldphoenixpcb.biz/ and
http://www.batchpcb.com /

and also have a look at the line up that the Eagle guys have
http://www.cadsoft.de/Boardhouses /

Cheers, Phil



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arehttp://www.goldphoenixpcb.biz/andhttp://www.batchpcb.com /
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havehttp://www.cadsoft.de/Boardhouses /
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Thanks Phil, but I'm after PCB assemblers, not PCB bare board
manufacturers.

I use PCB Cart myself, and i agree they are very good.

Dave.


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Hi Dave,
     Check out All Systems in Seven Hills. They've been doing assembly
work for the company I work for. Everyone's happy with the results and
their personal attention to the requirements of each job.
     They sound like the kind of place you're looking for. Go to
http://www.all-systems.com.au /

Bob




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Whoops, misread your post.... http://www.goldphoenixpcb.biz/ do assembly
for US$0.01 per solder joint, but if you are just making up 50 boards then
it might cause less heart ache to go local.



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Have a chat to Mike at SRM (Steel River Manufacturing) in Newcastle
(www.srm.com.au) They are usually very accommodating.

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Hi Dave,

I'm afraid I only know Brisbane based assemblers but here are a few
that are happy to do small runs...

Amiga Electronics Pty Ltd
Manager: Chris Eaton
Ph: 07 3803 7125
snipped-for-privacy@amiga.com.au
http://www.amiga.com.au /
** really geared more towards through hole but good pricing, he can
also get arrange to get the boards assembled in china for you.

Young Control Systems
Manager: Clive Kellow
Ph: 07 3209 2955
http://www.ycsys.com.au /
** surface mount experts **
If I were you I'd consider this one even if they aren't the lowest
quote, cheap is fine but fair price and quality workmanship often
works out to be a lot less costly in the end!
Aaron who runs the SMD department is one of the best operators I have
seen, they have a very nice clean room for the SMD work something I
would normally only find in companies doing medical or military work.
Or some of the bigger contract manufacturers who would fall over
laughing if you asked them to make 50 to 100 boards for you.

There are a couple of others you could try:

RF Technologies            http://www.rftech.com.au
Elexon Electronics         http://www.elexonelectronics.com
Intellidesign                   http://www.intellidesign.com.au
Cridet Technologies        http://www.cridet.com.au
South West Electronic Services http://www.sweservices.com.au

I work as a rep and visit loads of companies in QLD that do this type
of work and for cheap I'd talk to Amiga, but I'd be happier to pay a
little more for quality workmanship and use Young Controls Systems if
I were you.

I hope that helps!

Duncan









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Thanks everyone for your replies, I'll check them out.

Dave.


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We can do this job for you. Our company is located in Melbourne and
the PCB will be loaded overseas. We are qualified supplier of PCB
Assembly of many multi-million companies in Australia. However, we
value every customer! Cost is down
to earth without compromising quality and lead time. Using our
services, the only thing the customers needs to do is sending their
PCB files( preferably, protel file), BOM, and Assembly Drawings. Cost
of the job will generally be at least 20% below that of assembly
houses. If interested, please visit our website,www.omniems.com, for
more details.

Tom


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Do you have solder paste stencils (two for double sided) made yet?  They can
cost you a few hundred each just for setup costs.  I've used PCB cart too
and want to ask them if they will do a stencil for my next board.
For board assembly in Sydney you might try:
 OnTime, only contact I have at the moment is Manji on 0407915500.  They're
quite small and do very small runs for us.
 or
http://www.allegroservices.com.au /

Also http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Stenciling have some
interesting ideas about small run home brewed SMT soldering.

Regards,
Microherb.


 



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Hi, Dave,

I am Peggy, a sale of PCBA company in Hong Kong, please take a look of
our website "www.conn-global.com". We can provide low price and high
quality product (proved by ISO and RoHs).

Anyway, nice to meet you! You can contact me by email if you have
interest.

Thanks
Peggy
my e-mail: peggy@conn-global.com



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Hey Dave,

A couple of associates of mine have set up a company that is just what
you are after.
Precision Manufacturing Solutions based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Refer www.pmsnewzealand.com for all our details.

We specialize in PCB manufacture of small to medium volume and
prototyping assembly... We can offer full turn-key solution to suit
and delivery to your requirement. All work is done to the highest
standard and our cost will NOT be beaten. Good old kiwi know-how.

I look forward to possibly hear from you if not for this project then
maybe the next... No job is too big or too small and our customers
come first.

snipped-for-privacy@pmsnewzeland.com
www.pmsnewzealand.com

Mark.


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