Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

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ekeefe
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Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#1 Post by ekeefe » 01 Aug 2012, 22:15

Hello,

I am thinking of buying DipTrace and have questions about ordering PCBs.

Are there manufacturers that except a DipTrace file for PCB creation?

I did a little searching and am not sure of the value of Gerber file board creation. I mostly do one-off or low quantity runs and the prices I see for making PCBs from Gerber files seem high. Don't get me wrong, ExpressPCB is expensive but I am not seeing a huge savings.

What am I missing? Where should I look to get boards made.

I would like to purchase 'DipTrace Full (unlimited)' due to the size and number of holes required.

Here is an example of the sort of boards I create:

http://www.cosmacvip.com/VIP2/VIP2LARGE ... P2_PCB.jpg

The entire project can be viewed here, with multiple versions of PCBs I have designed (All of these are from ExpressPCB):

http://www.cosmacvip.com/VIP2/VIP2.php

I have also used Pad2Pad.

What am I missing? Where should I look to get boards made.

Thank you,

ED

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#2 Post by Alex » 03 Aug 2012, 09:03

All manufacturers accept Gerber and N/C drill files. Find one in your country or anywhere you want.

Tooms
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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#3 Post by Tooms » 07 Sep 2012, 17:12

hi

Just to say that i have found PCB-pool aceept the diptrace files, i have just order my first board from them so i dont know how good they are.

http://www.pcb-pool.com/ppuk/order_prod ... on_js.html



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Mux
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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#4 Post by Mux » 23 Jan 2013, 14:33

If you live in the US, you can order straight from DipTrace using the 'Order PCB' menu, which will send the PCB directly to Bay Area Circuits in San Francisco. They start at $30 and $6 for 5-day shipping. Depending on your board size, you can get multiple boards for that price. So far I'm really happy with them and they've become my main source.

Hope this helps...

-Mux

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#5 Post by joen » 04 Mar 2013, 18:10

Here is a tutorial that has helped me export my designs from DipTrace to send to OSH Park:

http://kuzyatech.com/diptrace-osh-park

I have used both OSH Park and Bay Area Circuits successfully. Both produce great quality boards. OSH Park seems to be a little cheaper for smaller boards as they include postage. Bay Area turns the boards around a couple of days faster for me, generally about 10 calendar days as opposed to 12-14 for OSH Park. Bay Area Circuits has a "weekend warrior" special going, 90 square inches for $125 = $1.39 per square inch vs $5 for 3 boards for one square inch = $1.67 per square inch for OSH Park. Bay Area has another special if you need a large order, $300 for 352 square inches = $0.85 a square inch.

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#6 Post by rea5245 » 28 Feb 2015, 16:06

I realize this thread is old, but this might be helpful anyway: there's a site that does price comparisons of PCB manufacturers: you enter you PCB's specs and specify how quickly you want to get them, and it gives you the prices from over 20 different manufacturers. It's called PCBShopper.com.

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#7 Post by Molly » 11 Sep 2015, 08:37

All the PCB Manufacturer supports Dip trace file for creating schematic diagrams and printed circuit boards. 4pcbassembly is a right choice to address your needs of PCB's, if you are looking for PCB Manufacturer in California. http://www.4pcbassembly.com

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#8 Post by Techno Tronix » 12 Sep 2015, 02:21

I think most of manufacturer accept Diptrace file. I have used the OSH Park for PCBs creation which works same as Dip Trace. Even it is very cheaper. You can check from some of the latest PCB software sites for PCB creation.

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Re: Manufacturers that except DipTrace files?

#9 Post by roseibarry » 09 Oct 2015, 00:56

Hey Techno,

Can you suggest me any PCB manufacturer near Florida who can provide PCB prototyping as fast as possible.

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