Prototyping has been a challenge for printed circuit board designers for decades. Most options available were designed for large scale manufacturers with long lead times and large budgets. But these days, many people have the skill and desire to design PCBs and use them in all sorts of innovative new products and inventions. A small budget or quick turnaround time shouldn’t keep you from turning your idea into a prototype.
Fortunately, a new class of PCB prototyping service has launched. These services have figured out how to leverage a cloud-based platform alongside modern manufacturing methods to provide a seamless experience. In fact, they can take you from prototyping your initial concept, to assembling and delivering the final product to your customer. Depending on your needs, here are the things to look for when you select your PCB prototyping service partner.