element14 offers PCB Fabrication Service to streamline design cycle through partnership with Pentalogix

Service provides design engineers and enthusiasts with instant quotes on element14’s global community and quick delivery of manufactured boardsTo further support the design process from concept to prototype, element14, the first collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, today announced a partnership with leading printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Pentalogix, to offer its PCB Fabrication Service on element14’s electronics community. This cost-effective service, available at www.element14.com/pcbservices further streamlines the design cycle for engineers and electronics enthusiasts, offering instant, customized quotes and fast, high-quality board delivery for prototype PCB implementation.“The landscape of electronic design and production has changed dramatically over the past several years, with increased competition leading to shorter development schedules, forcing design teams to find ways to cut development time and costs,” said David Shen, Senior VP, Global Technical Marketing, Premier Farnell. “We are excited to partner with Pentalogix to provide design engineers and enthusiasts an integrated and streamlined process for PCB implementations.”The Pentalogix PCB Fabrication Service delivers quick turnaround time on project deliverables, enabling engineers, buyers and hobbyists to upload their design files with a few simple clicks, instantly obtain online quotes for their prototype PCB implementation, and receive their boards in one to two days. In the past, fabrication quotes alone could take the same amount of time. Available globally, 24 hours per day, seven days a week, this unique service also allows for boards to be tested in advance at no extra cost, ensuring the highest quality and accuracy.“element14 consistently demonstrates its commitment to supporting design engineers at every stage of development, and the Pentalogix service enhances that level of support to its global community,” said Agustin Araujo, President, Pentalogix. “The collaborative nature of element14 and its audience of professional design engineers, electronics buyers, and DIY hobbyists make it an ideal platform for the Pentalogix service, and that’s why we chose them to be our exclusive partner”Pentalogix provides expertise in Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) and Design for Manufacture (DFM), and strives to deliver continued evolution of technologically advanced and affordable solutions to PCB designers and manufacturers. One of the most unique features of the service offered through element14 is the use of the Pentalogix ViewMate with SmartDFM technology for processing board files, which allows for accurate PCBs. This service is also included in CadSofts’s award-winning EAGLE PCB design software, streamlining the entire process of building a PCB board.

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