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The PCB Universe Advantage

At PCB Universe we understand your technical requirements are evolving but your basic needs will always remain the same: consistent, high quality; dependable lead times; low cost; and responsive service. These are the cornerstones of our business philosophy and we are committed to the continuous improvement of our services to our customers.

If you've had any of these frustrations, PCB Universe is your solution

If you have encountered these problems, give us a try. Feel free to call us at 888-775-PCBU (7228) or Contact Us

Wish you had a dedicated contact rather than calling into a '1-800' call center or emailing a generic email address?

No one likes calling into a call center and starting from scratch every time they contact a company, we certainly don't! At PCB Universe you can always speak to or email your sales contact directly and develop a personal relationship rather than being treated like an account number.

Can't get anyone on the phone or it takes far too long to get a response to your email or voicemail?

We promise to respond to your phone call or email that same business day, usually within the hour! Feel free to reach us at 888-775-PCBU (7228) or contact us and try us out.

Does your usual PCB manufacturer have good pricing on very low quantities of basic boards but is otherwise very expensive?

Most PCB shops have special offers on low volume generic boards but there are always many restrictions for these offers. If you need your proto built to a spec that falls outside of their 'special offer' you're faced with a tough decision; either run your proto with their restricted specs or pay their hefty premium to get your board built to your specifications.

We choose to offer you a great price across all quantities and technical requirements rather than trying to lure you in with restricted 'introductory' pricing. Click here for an instant online quote, no registration necessary!

Does your PCB shop confuse you with so many advertised discounts that you aren't sure which one will get you the best deal?

Many of the PCB shops that do the most online advertising have so many different sales, discounts and special web sites that it's very confusing trying to figure out which promotion to choose to get their best price.

We prefer to give every customer a great price on every order without asking our customers to jump through hoops to get it. The proof is in our pricing, so try our instant pcb quote.

Are you tired of not being able to quote all of your specs online?

We understand there are times when you want to do some number crunching on your own and would like to have pricing information available day or night. We have designed our Instant Online Pricing to be as comprehensive as possible without ever needing to see your Gerber data. Of course there are still some specifications that can only be accurately priced with an engineering review but we have minimized this as much as possible.

For a list of specifications that cannot be quoted online and to get a quote for these types of designs, simply contact us with your Gerbers along with the quantities and lead times you are considering. We will respond as quickly as possible with your quote.

Wish your board shop had a more modern web site that was easier to navigate?

We are always looking for ways to improve your online experience with PCB Universe. Be sure to check our printed circuit board blog to find out what new features available to make your life easier! Also, we list our current sales promotions, new capabilities, web site modifications, etc.

Find yourself wasting time looking for a new PCB vendor because your local shop can't build all of your requirements?

Most board shops don't invest in the new equipment necessary to keep up with the demands that the latest advancements in component technology require until the technology is no longer considered 'new'. At PCB Universe we stay on top of the trends to make sure we can offer you the latest technology at a great price. Review our manufacturing capabilities here or contact us for a list of specifications.

Feel rushed to get an order in before the daily cut-off time?

Officially we accept orders as late as 9pm EST (6pm PST), but frequently we are working even later. Give us a call or send us an email, you never know how late you can enter an order unless you let us know!

Get the feeling your usual fab shop does not do a proper CAM review of your Gerber data before manufacturing your board?

Our engineers perform a complete manufacturability and design review of your Gerber data before sending it to the manufacturing floor. We don't believe in a 'No-Touch' service or rely on an automated DFM (Design For Manufacturing) program. Automated DFM services are only as good as the programming behind them and they cannot see potential design errors that don't violate manufacturing tolerances. We feel there simply is no excuse for sending you a board you can't use.

But PCB Universe does not offer free layout software. Why not?

There are many free or inexpensive PCB layout tools on the web already. Beware of software provided by board manufacturers! There are several proto shops that offer 'free' software. While their specific policies vary they all have one thing in common; their software produces encrypted data so only they can open your design files.

Therefore, if you design a board with their software you are forced to pay their price and use their service or redesign it in another software package. If you are looking for a free or inexpensive program, we strongly recommend using one of the many genuine freeware applications such as Cadsoft's Eagle www.cadsoftusa.com.


If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach us at 888-775-PCBU (7228) or Contact Us