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Learn How to Cut PCB Fabrication Costs for Kickstarter Projects

By The MacroFab Team  |  May 8, 2018

Learn How to Cut PCB Fabrication Costs for Kickstarter Projects

Creating an electronic product Kickstarter can involve a lot of moving parts; and sometimes those parts can be expensive. When you’re trying to launch your idea into the world, it can be a lot to worry about the prices adding up. However, finding aPCB fabricationvendor can help keep your costs down. Here are three ways the right electronics manufacturer can help you save some coin:

Low Prototyping Costs

PCB Prototyping is one of the most important parts of the process, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Find a manufacturing partner who does prototyping. This will help keep your budget down as a whole, but it’ll also give you more freedom to iterate to perfection.

No Minimum Quantity Requirements

Some PCB assembly providers have huge minimum quantity requirements or charge an arm and a leg for small orders. They may claim that it’s impossible to offer reasonable prices for small orders, but that just isn’t true. The best electronics manufacturers have the technology in place to combine multiple small runs into larger ones, keeping costs down for everyone.

House Parts

If you are only doing prototyping or small orders and sourcing the parts yourself, you can definitely expect to pay a premium. However, PCB fabrication houses often get discounts from suppliers, which they can in turn offer back to you with House Parts. House Parts are an inventory of popular items and pass their quantity discounts on to you.

Nobody ever said creating an electronics product was going to be cheap, but there are a lot of options out there to help make it more affordable for everyone. Now get creating!

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