We are very excited to announce that @ CircuitsToday, we just launched our new venture PCBFox.com. PCBFox is a great platform that connects PCB manufacturers and buyers from all over the world. The idea behind PCBFox is to setup a place for buyers to meet the best PCB manufacturers anywhere around the globe. With the high growth of IoT (Internet of Things), the number of hardware-based startups & professionals is growing each day, and a lot of them are finding it harder to get their PCBs printed. Even finding a PCB vendor locally is difficult, and since most PCB printing/manufacturing companies do not own web platforms people often have to travel a lot to get their boards printed, which delays the release of new & innovative products by these young startups.
Prototyping is the heart of hardware development cycle. Lots of prototype PCBs need to be printed before a startup/freelance designer or even a hobbyist finalizes upon his product idea. All manufacturers registered at PCBFox specialize in prototype board printing and most of them offer faster turnarounds at an affordable cost. You can ask to print very minimum copies of your prototype boards – from as low as a single copy.
While the world is revolving around e-commerce the electronics industry is far behind. Most PCB manufacturers follow traditional business methods where a buyer has to be physically present to make a purchase. PCBFox is a platform that encourages more manufacturers to step outside their comfort zone and embrace new technologies available to get more audience and business. PCBFox benefits both manufacturers and buyers; it is now easy for manufacturers to find buyers while for PCB buyers it saves a lot of time and expenses.
The working of PCBFox.com is very simple. Once signed up a buyer can simply post a requirement and this will be visible to all manufacturers. Depending on the buyer’s preferences & requirements, manufacturers will quote their best prices and time of delivery. The buyer can review each proposal and award the work to the vendor who seems most fit. Once this is done the buyer and seller can discuss their terms and proceed.
The best thing about PCBFox.com is that it is absolutely FREE! And it doesn’t restrict you from directly contacting a vendor. It is strictly a platform to connect buyers and sellers and we totally encourage buyers to directly contact the manufacturers, know more about them and discuss their terms before awarding a work. However, once a project is complete, we do encourage you to get back to PCBFox and rate and review your seller/buyer to help other people make the right decisions.
Undoubtedly it is a long journey that awaits our new venture. If you have ANY suggestions regarding our new platform do let us know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)