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How to get an INSTANT online quote for your PCB

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The three product lines available for instant quoting are: ValueProto, PCBExpress ...
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Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & 'Blowouts'

Quick Turn Products, NC Drill, & Blowouts

Question: “I received an email stating my Quick Turn order was holding due to ‘blowouts’ in my NC Drill file. What does this mean and how can I resolve it?”

Answer: ‘Blowout’ is a condition caused by holes being placed to close together. By trying to drill the holes too close together, it causes the drill bits to break during the drilling process.

In order to keep ...
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Sunstone Completes ITAR Registration

Sunstone Circuits is now a registered ITAR supplier. Sunstone can accept, quote and build any ITAR related PCB work, in compliance with ITAR requirements. Customers in the government, RD, military and defense segments who require ITAR-compliant products will experience the best and most efficient PCB design experience, from quote to delivery. Sunstone can provide ITAR compliant manufacturing while still offering you comprehensive prototyping fabrication solutions. For more information on ITAR:
http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html As always, the Customer ...
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New To Sunstone? Getting Started - Creating a user Profile

If you have never placed an order with us before, you will need to set up a free user profile with your unique email address to begin. Profiles on Sunstone.com are one of the most efficient ways to keep track of your previous quotes and orders.

The benefits of user profiles:
Your profile is linked by your email address so many people from the same company can keep their information separate and private. The ability ...
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Selecting the right SMT stencil type to assembly your printe

The following is a list of different Sunstone stencils and their uses to help you choose the right stencil for your project needs.

Framed SMT Stencils (Cast Aluminum)

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--are laser cut stencil foils permanently mounted in a stencil frame using a mesh border to tightly stretch the stencil foil taut in the frame. These solder past stencils are designed for high volume screen printing on printed circuit boards. ...
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Eagle Gerber extraction file extensions

If you are submitting gerber files converted from eagle cad software, and you are not sure which one to select on the layer mapping screen during the order process. Below is a list for those file extensions mapping to different layers:

.cmp cmp is component side copper (TOP)
.sec .Sol (Solder Side)
.smc .Stc (Solder Stop Mask, Top Side)
.sms .Sts (Solder Stop Mask, Bottom Side)
.ssc .plc (Component Side Silk Data)
.sss .pls (Solder ...
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Options for Overworked Engineers - Screaming Circuits in the Press

Our friends at Screaming Circuits (www.screamingcircuits.com) are consistently thought leaders in the PCB quickturn prototype-quantity assembly space. They see the future of the industry and they do good work. That is a powerful combination to have on your side!
Manufacturing.net has just published a whitepaper from Screaming Circuits' Joe Zaccari, titled"Overworked Engineers Have A "Web" Of Options."This is a great discussion of the ongoing resource and time constraints that squeeze designers. (http://www.manufacturing.net/articles/2012/02/overworked-engineers-have-a-web-of-options)
This quote about ...


Forum question

1) Is there a way to subscribe by email to a post or a forum? 2) Is there a way to make the post input window so that you can read your entire post without having to scroll right and left on every line? 3) Is there some rationale for making users wait 20 seconds between searches? 4) Is there some reason it frequently forgets that you are logged in and makes you log in ...
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Protel Altium Gerber extractions file extensions

If you are submitting gerber files converted from Protel altium cad software, and you are not sure which one to select on the layer mapping screen during the order process. Below is a list for those file extensions mapping to different layers:

.gtl top copper
.gbl bottom copper

.gts top solder mask
.gbs bottom soldermask

.gto top silkscreen
.gbo bottom silkscreen

.txt excellon drill file
.drr NCDrill file report
.drl NCDrill file
.apr aperture list ...
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