Does the price differ for the first order and repeat orders?
Yes, the repeat order would be much cheaper than the first order. If you want to place a repeat order in B.E.C., please tell us your B.E.C. Job Number or your PCB file name to help us specify your job.
Can I reorder my job without having to pay the tooling charge again?
Yes, we do not mix your job with anyone else's job in the same setup. We also set up your job in exactly the same way as a production job. So you can reorder your job any time. There is a small repeat setup charge which covers the cost of managing the job and resetting of jigs. If you intend to order large quantities of your prototype job in the future, let us know. It may be more effecient for us to use a special panel size from the start. This will not add any cost to your initial prototype.
How do you charge for BBT?
BBT is an optical choice for single sided boards in B.E.C., which means it is free if you do not specify it and we will test half of your boards. But we will charge you if you nominate us to test your jobs or if your jobs are multilayer.
Is there any extra charge for multidesign boards? (V-cut?)
It won’t cost you more if your designs are panelized by yourself and within certain limits, although, we can help you panelise your jobs at a fair price. If your board quantity exceeds the limitation indicated on our website, we will only charge you a reasonable price for routing and V-cut, but our price and lead time are still competitive.
What kind of orders are B.E.C. most competitive with?
B.E.C. has an advantage in multidesign jobs. For prototype jobs we use standard panel sizes, the price is the same regardless of the number of designs (within certain limits) which means you get better value for your money if you put more than one design in a panel.
Isn't it more expensive to make a standard panel size and have wasted space instead of making the panel to suit the job?
The cost of the materials is just a small part of the cost of making a prototype. By using standard panel sizes we can make many different jobs look like one big job. Therefore, we can also prepare materials before we even get the job, resulting in a faster turnaround. When making large quantities, we will make a panel size to suit the job.