Archive for October 24, 2011
When it comes to choosing a printed circuit board or PCB designer, this decision is one that should only be made after a fair amount of research on the subject. First, ask yourself what you want a PCB designer to be able to do for you as they bring your product to life. Make a list of specific features that your PCB designer of choice is going to need to be able to provide for you, and then decide how much money you can afford to pay a designer for the project overall. Once you have done this, ask yourself a few more specifics about the project you need a PCB designer for, such as physical dimensions of the product, et cetera.
When you have the basic ideas in mind, start looking for a PCB designer with a great reputation for quality results, particularly in your own industry. You can search online for PCB designer reviews, as well as the type of product or industry you have in mind, and then look through as many customer testimonials as you can. See which of these customers seem to describe situations and projects similar to your own, and pay especially close attention to their opinions of the PCB designer that helped them bring the project to life.
Once you have chosen a few PCB designer candidates that seem to have a great reputation for the type of work you have in mind, go ahead and ask for estimates from as many of these people as possible. Make sure that these estimates are detailed and in writing in order to make the most informed choice possible, and decide which PCB designer offers you the best chance of success at the lowest price. Once you have made your decision, hire your PCB designer of choice as soon as possible. Your research should pay off nicely!