STANDARD pool

Eurocircuits’ “STANDARD pool” service covers most of your needs for standard PCB production. A single clear smart menu structure gives you immediate access to Eurocircuits’ wide range of pooling and non-pooling options. The menu will flag non-poolable items, so that you can change them for lower cost pooling options where possible. Pooling prices are based on panel-sharing. Non-pooling prices are based on a production panel specific to the option and the job. Boards can be supplied as single circuits or panels. The standard price matrix shows alternative (lower-cost) quantities and deliveries, or set your own custom matrix. If your requirements are not covered, use Place inquiry to send your data to our engineers for evaluation.

What do you get?

  • Clear one page smart menu covering all options
  • Up to 16 layers, from 1 piece onwards
  • 100µm – 4mil technology at pooling prices; 0.090 µm – 3 mil non-pooled
  • fully-finished with 2 solder-masks and 1 or 2 silk-screens
  • Many technical options available
  • Three lead-free finishes: electroless gold over nickel or lead-free hot-air levelling pooled; immersion silver non-pooled
  • FR-4 – RoHS compliant material optimised for lead-free soldering (see also our blog about materials and leadfree soldering)
  • Standard build-ups (pooled); choice of 8 pre-defined non-pooled builds; specials after evaluation
  • No tooling charges
  • No minimum order charge
  • 100% manufacturability check prior to production
  • 100% electrical test on all boards
  • PCB Configurator to check and upload design parameters before pricing
  • PCB Visualizer and PCB Checker analysis before you place your order. (from your order basket)

How to get prices and place orders?

  • Log in and go to Calculate and order/STANDARD pool.
  • Select Price calculator to enter all details manually or Analyse your data to get PCB Configurator to analyse your data and enter the design parameters into the Price calculator menu.
  • The menu displays the default values for the service.  If your design conforms to these values, just enter the number of boards and delivery that you need at the top of the page, plus the number of layers and the board size. You see the price requested and some alternative options at once.
  • If you need other options select what you need from the rest of the menu. The smart menus will guide you towards optimum manufacturability and best price.
  • Attach files and place your order in the shopping basket. The PCB Visualizer analysis starts running right away.
  • Open PCB Visualizer to check the results, and if everything is ok, checkout to place your order.

New user?

Not yet signed up to Eurocircuits and our other low-cost online services?
You can calculate a price on our public price calculator, but to use the PCB Visualizer analysis and to place orders you need to sign up.

How do we keep “STANDARD pool” prices down?

Eurocircuits are specialist manufacturers of prototype and small batch PCBs. We are experts in order-pooling. Placing different orders on a standard production pooling panel minimizes set-up and production costs so you get good prices and no tooling charges. Because of the large numbers of orders we receive daily, we can offer a large number of technological options in our pooling services. We do a 100% check on your data before manufacture to make sure that you get the boards you want.

STANDARD pool service parameters

Number of layers

1, 2, 4, 6, 8 pooled; 0, 10, 12, 14, 16 non-pooled

Maximum PCB dimension

500mm x 425mm  for ML – 580 x 425 mm for 1L and 2L

Minimum PCB dimension

5mm x 5mm

Base material -pooled

FR-4, Td>=325°C, T260>=60’, T288>=10’, CTEz=<3.5%, Tg=150°C

Base material high Tg – non pooled

Isola 370HR, Td>=340°C, T260>=60’, T288>=30’, CTEz=<2.8%, Tg=180°C

Base material thickness for 1 and 2 layers

1.00 mm; 1.55m & 2.4mm – pooled – 0.20, 0.36, 0.50, 0.80, 1.20, 2.00, 3.2mm – non-pooled

Base material thickness for multilayers

1.55mm – pooled – 0.36, 0.50, 0.80, 1.00, 1.20, 2.00, 2.40, 3.20mm – non-pooled

Base copper foil – 1 layer

35µm/1oz – pooled; 70µm/2oz, 105µm/3oz – non-pooled

Base copper foil – 2 layers

12µm/?oz, 18µm/½oz, 35µm/1oz –pooled – 70µm/2oz, 105µm/3oz – non-pooled

Base copper foil – multilayers (outer layers – inner layers)

12µm/?oz OL – 18µm/½oz IL – pooled – 18µm/½oz OL – 35µm/1oz IL – pooled – others available (non pooled)

Surface finish

Lead-free for best price, ENIG, LF HAL – pooled – IM Ag, leaded HAL – non-pooled

Soldermask type/colour

Liquid Photo Imageable: green, black – pooled – blue, red, white, clear – non-pooled

Extra options

Peelable mask, via filling – pooled – Gold fingers, carbon pads, heatsink paste – non-pooled

Legend type/colour

White on one or both sides – pooled – Yellow, black, white photo-imageable – non-pooled

Min. track width/spacing

0.100mm – pooled; 0.090mm – non-pooled

Min. finished hole size

0.15mm – pooled; 0.10mm non-pooled

Minimum outer layer pad diameter = finished hole size + listed value

0.300mm – PTH – 0.200mm – NPTH

Minimum inner layer pad diameter = finished hole size + listed value

0.350mm – PTH – 0.2500mm – NPTH

Minimum copper to board-edge clearance – outer layers

0.250mm (routed), 0.450mm (V-cut).

Minimum copper to board-edge – inner layers

0.400mm (routed), 0.450mm (V-cut)

Extra copper features

Copper up to edge, plated holes on edge, round-edge plating

Slots and cut-outs

0.5, 1.2, & 2.0mm tools

Delivery panels

Break-routed with 2 mm tool or V-cut

Maximum customer panel that can be eC-compatible

350 x 250mm

Minimum customer panel that can be eC-comaptible

50 x 50 mm

Multilayer-build

Standard buildups – pooled; 8 eC-predefined builds – non-pooled; Specials including blind and buried vias – ask for quotation

Electrical test

Standard on all boards from 2L on – option for 1L

UL marking

Available

Stencil material

130µm stainless steel

Maximum stencil size

595 x 595 mm

The Standard pool calculator starts with default settings, as described in this article

Explore all PCB Pooling services from Eurocircuits

NAKED proto

Fast proof-of-concept board, No soldermask and no silkscreen

PCB proto

1, 2 or 5 PCBs in 2, 3, 5 or 7 working days

STANDARD pool

FR-4 lead-free soldering compatible material up to 16 layers

BINDI pool

Medium volume boards from our new plant in India

RF pool

Isola I-TERA and Rogers 4000 series material

SEMI-FLEX pool

4 layer, 100 micron FR4 core with two specially treated copper layers

IMSpool

Single layer Insulated Metal Substrate PCBs (ALU)