PCB practitioners have been very familiar with the phenomenon of this kind of price change of the circuit board. But the prices of PCB tend to make buyers very confused, when a lot of people order online, they will question the prices of PCB.We can analyze the reasons for the price change from seven aspects.
PCB with different materials
Take common double sided board as an example, many factors will directly affect the price differences such as panel, slab thickness and copper thickness. In addition, different kinds of solder resist ink will lead to a corresponding price difference.
PCB with different production processes
Different production methods result in a corresponding cost of production, such as gold plating and spray foil.
PCB with different production difficulty
For example, the size of the circuit board aperture and line spacing will result in different production costs, the higher the degree of retirement, correspondingly higher prices.
PCB with different requirements of customers
Customer requirements will directly affect the yield rate of the product, so it will directly affect the production cost.
Different production technology of different manufactures
Various production facilities and technology will form different production costs, such as gold plating and spray foil.
PCB with different payment
The manufacturers will adjust the price of PCB according to payment methods.
PCB with different production areas
From the current general trend, the price is showing an upward trend from the south to the north, therefore the regional differences also led to the price diversity.
According to the experience in the industry,currently the prices of the mostly used double-layer PCB is USD $42-$67 per square meters, and the prices of double-layer FPC is USD $150-$240 per square meters.With the continuous development of the PCB industry, we may be able to develop a corresponding standard to predict the price of the circuit board.