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Updated 2024: Improved KiCad Support

Our latest update makes KiCad easier than ever before to use. Find out how to use MacroFab's Cloud Manufacturing Service with KiCad.

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Chinese Tariffs Impact Update: May 13th, 2019

Today, May 10th, 2019, the United States Trade Representative has increased the import duties on Section 301 Tariff: List 3, covering Chinese Tariffs.

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MacroFab Announcement – 44% Price Reduction On Production PCBs

Great news - we are reducing prices on PCBs for production orders by an average of 44%!


Smaller Prototypes Possible with New Standard DRC Specs

Here at MacroFab, we are always striving to improve our service and capabilities we offer. Today we announce smaller Standard DRC Specifications!


The Many Hats of Startup Life

Taylor discusses guiding customers through timelines and milestones to organization, planning and oversight of the High Volume Production Department.

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Lowering Manufacturing Costs with Custom Enclosures

Cutting costs on a final product with off-the-shelf custom enclosures and design considerations, including plastic vs. metal, customization, and more.

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Trimming PCB Assembly Time: Three Tips for Startups

Here are three things to look for in a manufacturer for your Startup's PCB assembly: instant PCB quotes, turn-key manufacturing, and a cloud platform.


On Art & Creating PCBs

MacroFab Software Developer Kaylan Smith discusses how she went from fine arts to software development and PCB workflow and just how connected they are.

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Red Hot PCB: Burning Man LED’s

This week's Red Hot PCB comes from Eran and is an LED controller for Burning Man, bicycle lights or feather boas!

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New Bill of Materials Features – March 2016

Today, we rolled out a few new features and enhancements that you've asked us for over the past few months. With each major software update we try to

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Fiducials are Fun!

Fiducials, also known as fids or fiducial marks, let pick and place machines know the orientation of your circuit board. Read why this is important now.

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