Quick Turn, Prototype, or Production Class Service?

Last Updated: March 20, 2020
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MacroFab currently offers three different service levels for orders. The class of service needed will depend on your PCB’s specifications, number of components, and quantity of units. To reduce costs and speed up lead times, Quick Turn Class Service and Prototype Class Service orders are batched together to reduce the NRE and other associative costs across all customer orders in these service levels. This, however, requires a narrow set of design rules and PCB specifications.  With the Production Class Service, the number of PCB specifications and options you can choose is much wider, but you will have to purchase an entire panel for manufacturing.

PCB Specification and Assembly Options Per Service

PropertyQuick Turn
Class Service
Class Service
Class Service
Layers2, 42, 42, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
PCB SubstrateFR4-TG175FR4-TG175FR4-TG175, Rogers 4003C, Rogers 4350B, Rogers 4450B
Thickness0.062” (1.6mm)0.062” (1.6mm)0.062” (1.6mm) standard, 0.008″-0.248″ (0.2mm – 6.3mm) custom
PCB Thickness Incrementn/an/a0.0004″ (0.01mm)
Max Dimensions14.9” x 14.9” (378.46mm x 378.46mm)14.9” x 14.9” (378.46mm x 378.46mm)14.9” x 14.9” (378.46mm x 378.46mm)
Minimum Billable Area1 square inch (25.4mm²)1 square inch (25.4mm²)25 square inches (635mm²)
Copper Weight1 ounce (35um)1 ounce (35um)1/2 ounce (18μm), 1 ounce (35μm), 2 ounce (70μm)
Silkscreen ColorWhiteWhiteRed, green, blue, yellow, black, white
Soldermask ColorRedRedRed, green, light green, matte green, blue, yellow, black, matte black, white, dark brown, transparent
Plated SlotsYesYesYes
Hard Gold / Edge FingersNoNoYes
Impedance ControlNoNoYes
Blind and Buried Vias
Back Drilled ViasNoNoYes
Micro Drill ViasNoNoYes, Select Extended Drill option
Epoxy Filled and Capped ViasNoNoYes
Manufacturing Design Rules
StandardStandardStandard, Extended MFG, Extended Drill, Extended MFG and Drill
Max Unit Quantity
50 units
Max SMT Placements
Max SMT Line Items
Max PTH Placements
Max PTH Line Items
Max Total Placements

For more in depth information about PCB Specifications and Design Rules check out the Technical Capabilities category of the knowledge base.

What Is Quick Turn and How Do I Qualify For It?

The Quick Turn Class Service allows engineering teams to quickly iterate on designs to finalize their products. If your PCB design and order meets theses specifications then the MacroFab Platform will automatically adjust the lead time to be 10 business days.

  1. Have no more than 50 units
  2. Have fewer than 2,000 total surface-mount placements (SMT)
  3. Have fewer than 20 unique SMT line items
  4. No through-hole placements
  5. No consignment parts

There are no additional charges for our 10-day turnaround service. Click here for more information on 10-day prototyping.

If you have any additional questions with the different PCB services MacroFab provides please contact our support team.

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