PCB Design Services
UK PCB design services for you
Here at ABL Circuits, we offer a range of high quality PCB design services all handled by our professional UK-based team, including fast PCB design in as little as 8 hours. With almost 40 years of experience under our belts, and the latest technology at our fingertips, we can help you design the perfect board for all your needs.
Our team have the equipment and knowledge to provide all our design services in-house. Using our own CAD technology we can take your circuit diagrams and specifications to create the product you require.
Don’t know what you need?
No need to worry, we have a number of customers who come to us with a vision or end product in mind, but when it comes to specifications and diagrams, they don’t know what they need. If you need to design a PCB but you’re not sure how to tackle the process, we can take that weight off your shoulders. Working closely with you to understand your brief, we will create the diagrams and schematics for you, using our extensive experience.
All our PCB design, manufacturing, production and assembly takes place at our factory in Baldock, where we offer the fastest lead times in the UK. We can deliver your PCB to your door within 5 working days, and we even offer manufacturing for the next day for those urgent jobs.
What PCB design services do we offer at ABL Circuits?
We offer a customer experience that is second to none when it comes to our PCB services, covering a range of aspects such as:
Consultancy service: from day one our team will be on-call for any questions you may have and to guide you through the process – all the way from concept to creation. Anything you need, our team will be here to help.
Schematic capture: This is a vital part of the design process in which the electronic diagram, or electronic schematic of the board is created. This is done with the help of a tool, known as a schematic editor. Schematic capture is a hugely important part of the process as this electronic diagram will show the designers where the electrical components need to be on the board, enabling it to function effectively when manufactured and assembled.
Bill Of Materials (BOM) creation: When designing the board we must decide what components we are going to use. This will differ from board to board depending on the product and its intended function. A BOM is essentially a file that outlines and indicates the different components to be used as we head into the manufacturing process. For example, if your board will be used in a product such as a satellite in space, the highest quality and most durable components would need to be used to withstand the environment – this would be outlined in the BOM.
CAD layout and design: At ABL Circuits we use a design software called Altium to create our CAD layout and design. Our experienced team use Altium to layout the design of the board, the size and shape, the different layers this may incorporate and where the components will be placed.
Get in touch to discuss your PCB design needs
For more information about printed circuit board design and other services, please call 01462 894312 or use our online quotation form and see just how competitive we are. We guarantee your order will be right – first time, every time.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are no limitations.
No idea is unrealistic in the PCB industry, please reach out to our team and we will look at ways to bring your product or concept to life, get a quote today!
We can design a range of PCBs from very simple boards to complex multilayered designs. We’ve designed simple LED boards up to PCBs used in the Medical and Aerospace sectors.
To submit a specific request please follow the steps on our Quote Form
We would need a detailed design specification. This would include exactly what the PCB will be used for and how it would work. You can provide this via the Quote Form
The most common format would be a simple word document.
Our reputation as one of the country’s most reliable and trustworthy blank PCB manufacturers has been built up through decades of dedication to our customers and the promise that your circuit boards will be delivered “on time, every time”. Whether you are ordering our bare boards or choosing our total PCB solution, we pride ourselves on offering some of the best lead times in the industry, without compromising our quality and service.
Take a look at our online quotation page and see just how competitive our prices are for your blank PCB service needs.
You will benefit from the fastest leadtimes in the UK. Your ABL Circuits PCB’s will be delivered within 5 working days as standard.
Your order will be dealt with promptly by a friendly and conscientious team, committed to providing a high level of service.
You will also benefit from our exceptional 8 hour same day express service for your urgent prototypes.
The knowledge gained from 30 years of experience eliminates your risk in dealing with ABL Circuits.
Your deadlines are critical to you and us, that’s why we guarantee you will receive your boards on time, every time in perfect condition.
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See what others say
Ian - MES
First time user of ABL and placed an order for a 4 layer board with 2oz copper on all layers. Order received in 5 days and the quality of the board was excellent. Probably the best quality of board that I have received from using countless suppliers. Would definitely recommend ABL for PCB manufacture and will be using them again for my next PCB request.
When we needed a high density 10 layer board manufacturing in a hurry, we turned to ABL Circuits. Mark and the team were a pleasure to work with, quickly understanding our requirements and offering a solution for quick turnaround fabrication and assembly at a competitive price. The assembled boards were of a high quality and delivered on time. Highly recommended.
Excellent Quality, fast delivery and a pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended.