PCB Manufacturing FAQs

PCB Manufacturing FAQ

Q: How long has Pad2Pad offered PCB fabrication services?

 A: Pad2Pad has been shipping quality circuit boards since 2004.


Q: What is PCB fabrication?

A: PCB fabrication is the mechanical and chemical process of creating your bare circuit board.

Q: What manufacturing capabilities does Pad2Pad have?

 A: For board features and fabrication capabilities, take a look at our PCB Fabrication Services page.


Q: Is there a minimum order?

A: We deliver quality PCB’s no matter how many you need.

Q: What is circuit board prototyping?

A: A PCB prototype is generally one board or a small batch of boards for a new design. Pad2Pad’s basic prototyping service allows you to create a few inexpensive boards to test your design.

Q: Do you assemble PCB’s?

A: Yes. We offer full assembly services and even include a list of stocked components in our design software so you can view our inventory in real-time.

Q: Which third-party file formats do you support?

A: Pad2Pad supports Gerber X2 and Extended Gerber RS-274X. You can place Gerber orders on our website.

Q: Do you offer Quickturn PCB’s?

Yes. The fastest option is our milled PCB service, where bare prototype boards are manufactured and shipped next business day from our Mahwah, NJ facility.

You can also request a 4-day quick turn on any order. When placing your order in our software, select Job | Settings | Advanced Settings. Indicate that you want to request a 4-day turn time.

If you’d like to request a 4-day quick-turn with a Gerber file, go to our instant quote web page. Choose Design Data Format | Gerber RS-274X | Place Gerber order. Request a 4-day turn in the comments box.

Our on-time delivery rate is over 99%.


Q: What electrical testing procedures does Pad2Pad use?

A: We use sample continuity testing for bare prototype PCB’s, flying-probe testing for batched PCB’s, and fixture testing for production runs.

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