FAQs

Do you actually make the boards yourselves?
PCBFast are real printed circuit board manufacturers! Our factory in Melbourne is able to make single sided, double sided & multi-layer rigid FR4 PCBs!

Do you make samples or one offs?
Our specialty is prototypes and small runs so we recently introduced a panel share service for one offs, samples and tiny pcbs. Click here for more information.

How fast can you make a board?
Our standard lead time is 5 working days, however if it is urgent, we can turnaround single sided pcbs sameday, 2 layer pcbs overnight and multi-layer pcbs in 3 days.

My production job is only for 10 pcs – are you able to make this?
Sounds right up our alley! Our standard panel service has re-usable tooling and as all design setups are allocated a unique artwork ID, even if repeat production runs are irregular, we will be able to find your artwork in our archives. We keep your original design files, the electronic plot files and NC files forever.  

My boards need to be lead free. What RoHS finishes do you have?
We have Immersion Silver and Immersion Gold (over Immersion Silver) RoHS finishes in house.

My board isn’t standard.  What options are available?
Our standard panel service allows for all available options: thicker or thinner FR4, higher copper weight, different colour solder mask or silkscreen, v-groove, specified dielectrics and castellated holes to name a few.

Do you import PCBs?
As an extension to our local manufacturing, we do have relationships with overseas manufacturers in China and the USA for those designs not able to be supplied from our local factory.  Click here for more info.

I need boards made but don’t have a design file. 
Do you need any existing board copied or reproduced? Do you need a project developed? Do you have a photocopy, a pdf, a transparency or hand drawing?  Click here…..

I need a stencil made.
We do not supply stencils.  Click here for an Australian stencil supplier.

I need the boards assembled once they are made.  Can you do this and supply the parts too?
Sorry, but no.  We do not assemble pcbs or supply components.   Click here for some contacts who can do this for you.

Any other queries? Contact us by phone on 03 9775 0077 or by email to sales@pcbfast.com.au.