iTead PCB EOL now JLCPCB

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flyboy71
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iTead PCB EOL now JLCPCB

Post by flyboy71 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:19 am

Well this might suck. https://itead.cc/eol-pcb/

Guess Im back to trying Seed Studio
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Re: iTead PCB EOL now JLCPCB

Post by mediatechnology » Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:38 am

I used iTead for one of my products and was very pleased with the quality, build time and DHL delivery. It's unfortunate they've left the market.

The few reviews I scanned on JLC PCB were positive - they might be worth a try. https://jlcpcb.com/

I normally use ExpressPCB which provide Gerbers (at no charge) but won't fab from Gerbers.

Their parent company Sunstone does and apparently Sunstone/ExpressPCB have a related company for low volume Gerber runs known as EasyPCBUSA. https://easypcbusa.com/

Sunstone and its spinoffs all use the same production facilities and have fantastic quality and support but they'll definitely be more expensive than iTead was.

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Re: iTead PCB EOL now JLCPCB

Post by flyboy71 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:11 am

Im glad you pointed out Easypcb. I never found them in a search before. I might try them for my current project rather than be locked into a fixed quantity I usually get with Oshpark, and they wont be purple. I used to work for a local PCB shop here; I miss the days of harsh chemicals, FR4 dust and hot and humid photo imaging rooms.
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