From: Dennis Clark
Subject: Re: Olimex, Great low cost pcbs
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Date: 07 Jan 2003 05:47:52 GMT
In sci.electronics.cad Nico Coesel wrote:
I too have used Olimex and found them to be of good quality. I do wish
their SMOBC was more shiny, I find that more attractive, but that is no
reflection on the decent job they do on the boards. And yes, I like dealing
with Tsvetan too, he is really easy to work with. It's a long haul from
Bulgaria, so I just get used to waiting for stuff - For quick runs of super
high quality I like http://4pcb.com (Advanced Circuits) in Denver, CO -
their stuff comes fast and it's very pretty too. But, it's about 2.5X more
expensive than Olimex is.
My only experience with Pacific-Rim PCB manufacturers was quite negative,
if anyone wants to know, email me and I'll tell you, but since I can be
difficult to please, I can't attribute all the problems I had with just their
process. But I won't use them again, not with Olimex out there doing it just
I cross my fingers when doing business in Eastern Europe or the Pacific
rim, I've heard horror stories of environmental nightmares growing in these
regions... Obviously not all places, but when you hear enough stories you
start getting skittish.
Olimex, worst kept secret in town! ;-)
[snip (lost attrib.)
:>Thanks for the tip, I'll look at Myro for the next project that require
:>smaller via sizes.
:>Have you used their assembly facilities ?
: Before that, has anyone an idea about this company's environmental
: policy? From what I've read in several newspapers and some websites,
: most Chinese company's don't take (enough) measures to protect their
: workers and enviroment from hazardous chemicals and waste.
* Dennis Clark firstname.lastname@example.org www.techtoystoday.com *
* "Building Robot Drive Trains" published by McGraw-Hill 2002 *