From: Watson 'Atto Parsec' Name
Subject: Re: manufacturing equipment
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 03:22:18 -0800
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> Sorry for the grammatical error.
> "I am planning to begin..."
Like "I used to di'n't no how to spel injuneer, now I are wun."
Actually, I thought "planning to begin" was sort of from the department
of redundancy department.
Farm out your production to a PCB mf'g company, there's (or there are) a
zillion of them out there, plenty of competition. I've seen the guys,
especially hams, mention FAR circuits in the newsgroups, but there are
many others. One local company that's been in business a long time is
CirTech. http://www.cirtech.com/ You FTP them a file and they ship you
the boards. I've never done biz with them, but they look to be reliable
and convenient for me, at least.
I know a guy that does much of his biz in China, where they do just
about everything. He sends a fax or emails them and they do most
everything else. You could probably get the boards made and stuffed and
even tested for less than you can do it yourself. Same goes for
companies in Mexico.
> Steve wrote:
> > Hello:
> > I are planning to begin manufacturing small runs of a product I am
> > developing (50 boards per month). I would like to buy a system for
> > assembling SMT PCBs (pick and place, reflow, etc). My problem is, I'm
> > only finding massive systems that crank out 1000's of boards per month.
> > I also don't have US$100,000 to spend on them.
> > I was wondering if any of you ran small production lines and what you
> > used. Ideally the system I want will include a screen printer, manual
> > pick and place and a table top reflow oven.
> > Thank you for any help you can offer.
> > Steve
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