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A specifically difficult metric is pricing comparison.  Two layers vs 4 layers vs 6 layers vs 8 layers etc. makes for a quickly-expanding table of hell.  Perhaps 3 typical cases could be suggested next to a 'square inch' which seem ubiquitous, and each calculated at each fab, as an indicator only.  For limited cases, a fab could be listed on more than one row (e.g. BatchPCB's 2 layer vs 4 layer differences).
 
A specifically difficult metric is pricing comparison.  Two layers vs 4 layers vs 6 layers vs 8 layers etc. makes for a quickly-expanding table of hell.  Perhaps 3 typical cases could be suggested next to a 'square inch' which seem ubiquitous, and each calculated at each fab, as an indicator only.  For limited cases, a fab could be listed on more than one row (e.g. BatchPCB's 2 layer vs 4 layer differences).
  
Below is an example/test table to play with.  Transposing the rows/columns may be a better layout choice, though that will most definitely cause horizontal scrolling.
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Below is an example/test table to play with.
  
 
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|scope="row"|[http://pad2pad.com/ Pad2Pad (low cost)]||2||8||-||-||-||20-||Y||green||~167
 
|scope="row"|[http://pad2pad.com/ Pad2Pad (low cost)]||2||8||-||-||-||20-||Y||green||~167
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Transposing the rows/columns may be a better layout choice, though that will most definitely cause horizontal scrolling, and is a lot more difficult to edit.  And apparently there's no method to sort the columns by a given row.  Darn :)
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|scope="row"|<span title="Name of the PCB fab and link to their service" style="cursor:help">Fab</span>
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|scope="col"|[http://batchpcb.com/index.php/Products BatchPCB 2-layer]
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|scope="col"|[http://batchpcb.com/index.php/Products BatchPCB 4-layer]
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|scope="col"|[http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order DorkbotPDX]
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|scope="col"|[http://pad2pad.com/ Pad2Pad (low cost)]
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|scope="row"|<span title="Layers - maximum number of layers" style="cursor:help">Layers</span>
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||2||4||4||2
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|scope="row"|<span title="Traces - minimum trace width supported in mil" style="cursor:help">Traces</span>
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||8||6||6||8
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|scope="row"|<span title="Annulars - minimum annular width supported in mil" style="cursor:help">Annulars</span>
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||-||-||7||-
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|scope="row"|<span title="Spacing - minimum spacing between traces in mil" style="cursor:help">Spacing</span>
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||8||6||6||-
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|scope="row"|<span title="Clearance - minimum clearance between traces and board edge in mil" style="cursor:help">Clearance</span>
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||X||X||15||-
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|scope="row"|<span title="Drill - minimum-maximum drill size in mil" style="cursor:help">Drill</span>
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||20-500||13-500||13-260||20-
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|scope="row"|<span title="Vias - support for vias, Y=yes, B=Blind, b=buried" style="cursor:help">Vias</span>
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||Y||Y||Y||Y
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|scope="row"|<span title="Mask - solder mask color(s)" style="cursor:help">Mask</span>
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||red||red||purple||green
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|scope="row"|<span title="Silkscreen - silk screen resolution in DPI" style="cursor:help">Silkscreen</span>
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||-||-||~200||~167
 
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[[User:Kamiquasi|Kamiquasi]] 23:25, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
 
[[User:Kamiquasi|Kamiquasi]] 23:25, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Revision as of 20:57, 15 August 2011

Table

This list is full of FIXME's, I'm not sure if anybody's working actively on those. I was going to implement a table of capabilities/etc. but then I saw that several fabs have all sorts of special case mentions. Perhaps a subset could be used; the user can always go straight to the fab's website/page to find out the nitty-gritty. Question is, though, what subset should be included?

A specifically difficult metric is pricing comparison. Two layers vs 4 layers vs 6 layers vs 8 layers etc. makes for a quickly-expanding table of hell. Perhaps 3 typical cases could be suggested next to a 'square inch' which seem ubiquitous, and each calculated at each fab, as an indicator only. For limited cases, a fab could be listed on more than one row (e.g. BatchPCB's 2 layer vs 4 layer differences).

Below is an example/test table to play with.

Fab Layers Traces Annulars Spacing Clearance Drill Vias Mask Silkscreen
BatchPCB 2-layer 2 8 - 8 X 20-500 Y red? -
BatchPCB 4-layer 4 6 - 6 X 13-500 Y red? -
DorkbotPDX 4 6 7 6 15 13-260 Y purple ~200
Pad2Pad (low cost) 2 8 - - - 20- Y green ~167

Transposing the rows/columns may be a better layout choice, though that will most definitely cause horizontal scrolling, and is a lot more difficult to edit. And apparently there's no method to sort the columns by a given row. Darn :)

Fab BatchPCB 2-layer BatchPCB 4-layer DorkbotPDX Pad2Pad (low cost)
Layers 2 4 4 2
Traces 8 6 6 8
Annulars - - 7 -
Spacing 8 6 6 -
Clearance X X 15 -
Drill 20-500 13-500 13-260 20-
Vias Y Y Y Y
Mask red red purple green
Silkscreen - - ~200 ~167

Kamiquasi 23:25, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

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