PCB Manufacturing

PCB and Stencil Manufacturing within the ITLP capabilities include CNC machining and acid tank etching.

All PCB’s are manufactured using FR4 substrate, purchased by the ITLP; if you have alternate substrate requests they will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Layer Count 1-2 -
Materials FR-4 FR-4/Rogers/Polymide
Board Thickness 0.039" / 0.059" -
Copper Weight 1 Oz 1/2 Oz
Trace / Clearance 12/12 Mils 4/4 Mils
Finish Bare Bones Green Solder Mask & Lead Free Tinning
Minimum Hole Size 0.6 mm 0.4 mm

For PCB Fabrication Requests, please follow these steps:

Step 1:

Schedule a (virtual) meeting with Lauren Darling to discuss your ideas and designs. If you have a preliminary design, schematic, or prototyped circuit; have that available with you during this meeting. This is also a great opportunity to discuss any questions about pcb machining capabilities. If you are ready to fabricate, skip to Step 2.

Step 2:

This is your final design and manufacturing review before you submit a formal Fabrication Request.  Design Reviews typically take around 45 minutes, and you will need to come prepared with completed schematic and printed circuit board artwork (to be shared virtually).

Step 3:

After your design review your files will be ready for manufacturing. Submit the fabrication request with your completed files. Our staff will generate a quote for your job. Please complete payment via Paypal once you receive the quote.

Step 4:

Once the request has been submitted and paid, you will work (remotely) with our staff to manufacture your PCB. Your remote involvement in the manufacturing process includes remote control of the PCB fabrication software and live video instruction in setting up the PCB Mill. You will receive a link to schedule your appointment(s) (e.g. drilling, milling, finishing). Once the final product is completed, you will receive a link to schedule contactless pickup of your PCB or PCBA.

  • If you, a friend, or a teammate cannot come to the ITLL to pick up your part, we offer USPS 2-Day Priority Flat Rate mail for domestic shipping within the 48 states for $13.90.
    The cost of shipping includes:

    • Delivery time: 2-4 business days
    • Tracking
    • Insurance up to $50.00 for most shipments
    • Up to 70 lbs per package
  • The option to request shipping will be included in the email notification you receive when your part is complete.

If you have questions about submitting a PCB Fabrication Request, please contact Lauren Darling.

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