The cost of your circuit board depends on the consumable materials required to produce it. This is broken down into three sections:

  • Tooling: The tool costs are based on your board’s complexity and which tool bits are required to mill it. More complex boards require greater tool travel and are therefore more expensive. The tool bits operate at a very high RPM and are very small (typically 0.1 mm to 2 mm in diameter). This accounts for the majority of your board’s cost.
  • Material: The cost of the base copper-clad material is dependent on the number of layers (1 to 8) in your board. The standard material used is FR-4 with one ounce of copper per square foot of material. Using other thicknesses and materials may incur additional fees.
  • Miscellaneous: Through-hole plating, solder-masking, and silk-screening services are available at extra cost, along with a vacuum table fee which covers various consumables.  

If you are interested in having your board produced, please submit your file here or come to the Rapid Prototyping Centre and ask the operator for a quote. Quotes cannot be provided without access to the circuit board Gerber files (or the EAGLE .brd file) as fees are based on a circuit board’s size and complexity. The operator would be glad to answer any questions you have regarding circuit board production.