No matter which stage of our full PCB services we’re working on, there will always be dozens of key decisions to make, and countless variables to choose from. Sometimes these arise from inherent flexibilities in the project spec, but more commonly they’re a direct result of clients requesting an entirely custom PCB design.
It’s just as crucial to make the right calls at the circuit design and prototyping phases as it is during final manufacture and assembly. That’s why there’s no substitute for experience and technical ability when it comes to creating high quality custom PCBs.
Here at ABL Circuits, we’re always ready to design and manufacture fully bespoke printed circuit boards for all manner of highly specialised applications. We’re also happy to back our work with an industry-leading guarantee: we’ll get the job right the first time, every time – and you’ll benefit from some of the fastest lead times in the UK.
What are the advantages of designing a custom PCB?
There are several potential benefits to custom PCBs at various stages of a project. Issues that can influence the choice to go with a bespoke board include:
- Design complexity
- Number of prototypes needed
- Desire for a more professional appearance
- Balancing budgets between labour and fab costs
A standard alternative at the prototyping stage would normally be some version of a breadboard or perfboard design.
- These are cheaper and faster to produce at very low volumes than a full custom PCB, and can often be reconfigured more easily. However, it’s very time-consuming to produce multiple prototypes this way. Labour costs can quickly start to outweigh any initial material savings if you need to repeat the process.
- Custom PCBs also tend to look far more professional in the eyes of most industry clients/investors. A quality custom manufactured PCB gives you far greater precise control over every aspect of circuit layout and component performance. This is much harder to achieve using a temporary/DIY through-hole setup to showcase a rough proof of concept.
ABL Circuits: total PCB solutions, from design to production
At ABL Circuits, we’ve built a leading industry reputation over three decades at the cutting edge of custom PCB printing, design, prototyping, reverse engineering, assembly and manufacturing services.
Our dedicated team of highly qualified professional technicians are experts in delivering to tight deadlines and demanding specifications, often working under strict NDA protocols for a variety of major global brands. Our pricing is highly competitive, our turnaround times are remarkably quick, and we’re always proud to be able to guarantee your satisfaction with the results.
You can contact the team by phone or email to discuss your requirements for a custom PCB project – be it a full end-to-end design and manufacture solution, or bringing us on board to help with any individual stage(s) of the process.
Alternatively, you can always submit your project outline directly to us for a free quote right here on our site.
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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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.
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