What cases will be charged of extra cost?
Basically, all the prices are based on the online calculator, but there are some expections. For different designs and some special process, there might be extra cost occur during the file review process, which can not be calculated by the online. Here are the cases that might bring you extra cost.
1. Extra cost for different designs in one gerber file
If there is more than 1 design in your file, then there will be extra cost for it, and you can calculate the cost on our webstite by choosing the number of designs accordingly.(Note: if your order needs to do with SMT, then SMT panel will also charge with different designs fees)
What will be regarded as different designs? Basically, if the traces/ silkscreen in your PCB is different, as long as it can be separated, no matter by v-cut, millings, or drill holes, it will be regarded as different designs. One more thing, sometimes, even all your pcbs look the same, but if there is no any connection to make them into one panel, and it needs to be sent as single piece, it will be also considered as different designs.
2. Charges for V-cut on small sized board
| Charges for V-cut on small sized board (small batch/ order quantity which is larger than 50 pcs)
Length width thickness ≤1000pcs / ≤ 1㎡ ＞1000pcs/ ＞ 1㎡ Maximum cost
0.6-1cm ＞1.5cm ≥1.2mm $8 $15/㎡ N/A
0.6-1cm ＜1.5cm ≥1.2mm $8 $30/㎡ N/A
1cm-1.5cm ＞1.5cm ≥0.8mm $8 $8/㎡ $75
1cm-1.5cm ＜1.5cm ≥0.8mm $8 $15/㎡ $75
For sample order( The order quantity is less or equal to 50pcs), if it is made with panel（panelised by v-cut lines or millings） , as long as the size for single pcb is smaller than 15 mm per side(or equal to 15mm), then it will be charged of $14.5 for v-cut for per design.
3. Milling fee(no matter what shape it is):
No extra milling charges for order less than 1000pcs, but an extra fee of $15 will be charged if it is between 1000-2000 pcs since it will take a very long time to get it finished during the milling process.For order less than 1000 pcs,if there are too many slots, we might also charge you milling fee.
If there are too many things to be routed, it will take a very long time to get it finished during the CNC routing process. For extra fee, it depends on the how many cutouts on the board, basically, for SAMPLE order， it will be not more than 14.5$ per design. For batch order, it is charged by it its dimension, generally, 7.5$ for per square meter.
4. ENIG for the whole board ($30/㎡)
To cover the whole pcb/ all the surface with ENIG, the cost for it will be much higher than to cover it with the pads only.
5. Extra cost for removing the bur and round the corner etc,:
For individual PCB with very small size, it is hard to make it with a very smooth edge so we need to remove the bur and round the corner so that it will look better. But since the size for it is very small, and quantity for it is large, so it will take a very long time to do that.
An extra cost will occurr when the PCB with a quantity of equal or over 200 pieces
For the board with a size of 1.5x1.5cm-2x2cm, the extra fee is 2.5$/100pcs.
For the board with a size of smaller than 1.5x1.5cm, the extra fee is 5$/100pcs.
6. Board fee
Basically, the basic cost for the pcb is consist of engineering fee+board fee, for the single pcb that within or equals to 102*102mm, there is engineering fee charged only( special price), but when it is panelised (i.e. PCB has V-Cuts or routed online with mousebites between boards), then it will turn into its original cost of Engineering fee+board fee. So we may ask you to pay for the extra cost for the board fee when it falls into this category.
7. Extra cost for order with special process
Basically, for some PCB, if it it not with the standard options and not the ones that people common choose, for example, ,1 layer,1.6 thickness,Red,HASL(with lead),1 oz copper, then it will take a longer time to get enough such orders to combine onto a same panel, and there will be an extra charge for it. If your orders are belong to this specil process, there will be a warming for it when you place your order, and the extra cost will also be calculate automatically.
8. Extra cost for too many drilling holes
Basically, there is no extra cost for drilling the holes, but there is an exception that if the drilling holes are too many (more than 1000), it will take a very long time to drill them, and since they are dense, the drill bits will break easily also, so there will be an extra cost for it.
0.07$ for per pcs with holes more than 1000
0.14$ for per pcs with holes more than 2000
0.21$ for per pcs with holes more than 3000
0.28$ for per pcs with holes more than 4000
0.35$ for per pcs with holes more than 5000
0.43$ for per pcs with holes more than 6000
0.5$ for per pcs with holes more than 7000
0.57$ for per pcs with holes more than 8000
0.64$ for per pcs with holes more than 9000
But if the holes are more than 10000, the order might be rejected.
Additional Cost Specification for Stencils
Generally the stencil price is calculated by the stencil size. For instance, a stencil with a size of 37x47cm is $8.86, but here are several situations which will cost you extra fee:
1. Polishing Process
Grinding polish is for free, but electro-polishing will cost you extra $7.25 per stencil.
Standard thickness like 0.1mm, 0.12mm, 0.15mm, 0.18mm, 0.2mm are for free.
None-standard thickness will cost you:
Extra $4.5/stencil for 0.3mm no matter how big the stencil is.
Extra $1.5 /stencil for 0.08mm with the sizes of 30*40, 34*47, 42*42, 45*55.
Extra $1.5 /stencil for 0.08mm with the sizes of 58.4*58.4, 55*65, 73.6*73.6
Extra $4.5/stencil for 0.06mm with sizes of 30*40, 34*47, 42*42, 45*55.
Extra $7.5/stencil for 0.06mm with sizes of 58.4*58.4, 55*65, 73.6*73.6
3. Extensive Apertures
For standard thickness stencil: We will charge you extra fee when there are more than 4000 spots on your stencil. It will cost you extra $4.5 per 1000 spots more than 4000 spots, see following examples for reference:
Extra $4.5 for a stencil with 4000~5000 spots.
Extra $9 for a stencil with 5000~6000 spots.
Extra $10.5 for a stencil with 6000~7000 spots.
For 0.3mm thickness stencil: We will charge you extra fee when there are more than 500 spots on your stencil. It will cost you extra $4.5 per 500 spots more than 500 spots, see following examples for reference:
Extra $4.5 for a stencil with 500~1000 spots.
Extra $9 for a stencil with 1000~1500 spots.
Extra $10.5 for a stencil with 1500~2000 spots.
4. Irregular Apertures
There will be extra fee for the stencil with irregular apertures like irregular polygons and other strange shapes. Since it is more difficult for production and has a bigger scrap rate, we will charge you extra fee according to your design complexity. Generally it is higher or equal to $7.5 per stencil.
5. Stencil cuttting
For the stencil with a size of smaller than 28*38cm and need to be cut into several sheets. It will cost you extra fee to cut the stencil, the price is calculated by the size of your small sheets. For example, it is $1 per 5X5cm sheet, $2 per 10x10cm sheet, $3 /PCS for the stencil size of bigger than 10x10cm.
6. Too many cutting points on one stencil
Basically, there is no extra cost to make the stencil, but if there are too many cutting points, it will take a very long time to cut it, so there will be extra cost for it.. The charges are as the following:
No extra cost for cutting points that no more than 4000 points.
There will be $4.3 for per 1000 points when it exceeds 4000, if the extra points is no more than 1000, it will be regarded as 1000.
For example, 4800 points in total, an extra cost of $4.3 will be charged.
6. Stencil panelization
If there are several files included in one zip file and need to be added onto one stencil, then there will be an extra cost of $4.2 for per design, for example, if there are 2 designs in total, then an extra cost of 4.2$ will be charged, if 3 designs, 8.4$ will be charged, etc.