The MacroFab Platform enables you to create and order turnkey assembled PCBs without the need to call or email anyone. This section provides an overview of how the MacroFab PCB Assembly Process works and what is required to order an assembled PCB. Getting a real-time, ready-to-order quote is as easy as uploading your files. Get started today.

A quick overview of how the MacroFab Platform will change the way you order and manage your PCB Assemblies.

Complete details on our PCB specifications,  Design Rule Checks, and Material Datasheets.

Complete details on our Assembly capabilities, IPC class specification, and RoHS.

To facilitate our automated manufacturing process, we need complete information about your project, including PCB design files, bill of materials, and placement data for all components. For many EDA tools, we can extract this data automatically from the native files. If you're using an unsupported tool, want to create your data manually, or just want more information on how we handle the data for your project, this article covers all of the data you need to provide.

Uploading your PCB design files has never been as easy as this.

Uploading a Bill of Materials Spreadsheet

With MacroFab's Spreadsheet Upload tool you can quickly upload your PCBs Bill of Materials.

Cropping PCB Elements

To insure that elements from different orders/PCBs do not interfere with each other during our manufacturing process, we may automatically crop elements from a PCB which lie outside of the board outline.  This article covers what issues may potentially occur with cropping, and how to resolve them.

How to manage your PCBs specifications, bill of materials, and part placements.

Working with the PCB Viewer

The PCB Viewer allows you to review your Gerber files for correct alignment and check for mistakes before the order is processed.

Customizing PCB Options

You can choose to either use Prototype Class Service PCB manufacturing specifications and be batched with other orders for a lower price, or choose to customize your PCB requirements.  This article guides you through the PCB customization process.

Managing Your PCB Bill of Materials

The PCB Bill of Materials view allows you to manage the list of components to be placed on your PCB during assembly, while also detailing costs and any potential issues all in one place. This article covers the features and capabilities of the PCB Bill of Materials management tab.

Consigning Materials at Order Time and Building from Inventory

The MacroFab Platform enables you to easily consign materials in for PCB assembly, or to ship materials to us ahead of time and use them in one or more PCB production orders. This article guides you through the process of consigning in materials and building from inventory.

The Part Placement Screen

To ensure that your PCBs are manufactured as expected, we ask you to visually verify parts placement data.  This article guides you through the process of using the parts placement screen.

We simplified the return process by building in an easy way to report issues and request returns within the MacroFab platform.