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With the development of modern technology, PCBs are widely used, and with the cost down of electronic equipment, everyone wants cheaper and cheaper prices. The heavy cost pressure can also be felt in the PCB industry. Of course when making the PCB boards, we can find a lot of ways to reduce the cost, like changing the base material, changing the material of solder mask...

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How to calculate the PCB price by yourself? Reply 2017-04-20 13:51:06
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To calculate the price of PCB board, you need to learn some factors that will influence prices.
1. Customer quality acceptance criteria
Commonly used criteria: IPC2, IPC3, enterprise standard, military standard, etc., the higher the standard, the higher price will be.
2. Mold fees and test stand
(1) Mold costs
Drilling and milling shape is used for the small batch boards, without any additional milling margin fee. The bulk is required a mold plate, so a set of mold costs will be over 1,000RMB.

(2) Test fee 

Flying probe test is generally used in small quantity, charging you 100-400 RMB; batch will need the test stand, which generally offers between 1000 and 1500RMB.

3. Different payment methods

If the payment time is short like cash payments, so the price will be relatively low.

4. Order quantity & delivery
(1) The smaller the quantity is, the more expensive the price will be. Even for 1PCS board, the manufacturer has to complete all of procedures.
(2) Delivery: The data delivered to the PCB manufacturers should be complete (GERBER data, board number, board thickness, surface treatment, ink color, character color and some special requirements).

Statement: This post is only the personal view of the author and does not represent the opinions of

Nick Jay

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 There are more factors that influence prices.