At Bittele Electronics, our dedicated PCB Customer Service Experts hear from many clients who express concern that their boards might be subject to additional charges or longer turn time requirements simply because they are Round PCBs, as opposed to Rectangular PCBs. We would like to take this opportunity to assure any readers of this article that their Round PCBs are safe from any such form of targeting. In fact, when you order with Bittele Electronics, you can rest assured that the shape of your PCB’s outline has no bearing on the PCB Fabrication quote that you will receive. For those who are curious, this article goes on to explain our process for dealing with round PCBs during the quotation and PCB Fabrication stages of the project.
Our first exposure to your PCB’s shape will most likely be the Board Outline layer of your Gerber Files, which must be included in your initial submission of PCB Design Files for official quotation. When we pull up the board outline for the first time, we measure the PCB’s width at its widest point, as well as its length at its longest point. The dimensions of your board will indeed affect the price of your quotation, but we make no extra consideration for the shape of the board, unlike some manufacturers who charge additional PCB Panelization fees for non-rectangular boards. In fact, we always handle panelization of a client's boards in the most efficient way possible as a Standard PCB Service, so you never have to worry about how the shape of your PCBs will affect the efficiency of fabrication. This is true whether you are ordering at Prototype PCB Assembly quantities, or Volume PCB Production runs.
In the world of PCB Assembly, every project involves dozens of variables and unique requirements, making it essential that your PCB service provider of choice has a flexible and straightforward PCB Assembly Process to handle the basics. Bittele understands that our clients have a lot to consider during the course of PCB Assembly, and we always do our best to ensure that you don’t get bogged down with concerns over a simple thing like the shape of your board. It is this very philosophy that inspired Bittele’s highly adaptable Complete PCB Assembly service, allowing us to provide the highest quality Full Turnkey PCB Assembly with lightning fast PCB Turnaround Times.
If you still find yourself with any questions regarding the production of your Round PCBs, please do not hesitate to Contact Us any time! You can always reach us via email at email@example.com, or you can call our toll free number 1-888-812-1949.