MacroFab currently offers three different classes for orders. The class of service needed will depend on your PCB’s specifications, parts, and quantity of units. Quick Turn Class Service and Prototype Class Service orders are batched together to reduce the NRE and other associative costs across all customers. This however requires a narrow set of design rules and specifications.  With the Production Class Service, the number of PCB specifications you can choose is much wider, but you will have to purchase an entire panel for manufacturing.

PCB Assembly Options Per Service

Property Quick Turn
Class Service
Class Service
Class Service
Layers 2, 4 2, 4 2, 4, 6, 8
FR4 TG175 TG175 TG175
Thickness 0.062” (1.6mm) 0.062” (1.6mm) 0.062” (1.6mm) standard, 0.008″-0.248″ (0.2mm – 6.3mm) custom
PCB Thickness Increment n/a n/a 0.0004″ (0.01mm)
Max Dimensions 15.5” x 15.5” (393.7mm x 393.7mm) 15.5” x 15.5” (393.7mm x 393.7mm) 15.5” x 15.5” (393.7mm x 393.7mm)
Minimum Billable Area 1 square inch (25.4mm²) 1 square inch (25.4mm²) 25 square inches (635mm²)
Copper Weight 1 ounce (35um) 1 ounce (35um) 1 ounce (35um), 2 ounce (70um)
Silkscreen Color Red Red Red, green, blue, yellow, black, white
Soldermask Color White White Red, green, light green, matte green, blue, yellow, black, matte black, white, dark brown, transparent
Impedance Control No No Yes
Board Edge (Routing) Tolerance ± 0.006″ (0.15mm) ± 0.006″ (0.15mm) ± 0.006″ (0.15mm)
Manufacturing Design Rules
Standard Standard Standard, Extended
Max Unit Quantity
50 units
Max SMT Placements
2000 n/a
Max SMT Line Items
20 n/a
Max PTH Placements
0 n/a
Max PTH Line Items
0 n/a
Max Total Placements
2000 3500

How to Qualify for Quick Turn Prototype Class Service

To qualify for our 10 day quick turn prototype class service there are some criteria your PCB order needs to follow. Max unit quantity is 50 units. Through hole components are not allowed in quick turn assembly. A maximum of 2000 SMT part placements along with 20 unique SMT line items for the entire order is allowed. Components must be sourced from our preferred vendors and consignment parts are not allowed. There are no additional charges for our 10 Day turnaround service.