Sunstone Circuits Printed Circuit Board Fabrication Services
Our goal is to make Sunstone Circuits the easiest Internet site for quoting and ordering circuit boards online. As a result, our customers enjoy our product quality, service and on-time deliveries.
Our printed circuit board fabrication services have been helping our customers since 1972. We will help you take your prototype printed circuit boards from layout to finished product on time and on spec.
But don't take our word for it, listen to what our customers have to say...
M. Childers, Tigard, Oregon
"I liked that I didn't have to re enter all the board information since I'd ordered the same boards in the past. It was a really easy process to re order."
J. Branch, Camas, Washington
"Well organized site, very much appreciate the "order wizard" step by step ordering process."
Lauren, Simi Valley, California
"We recently placed and had a Quickturn order fulfilled. We were unaware that we could not get routed inductor slots via QT. The results were unsatisfactory for our purposes,and the workmanship was poor in other ways as well. Your customer service rep took quick action to correct the situation to our satisfaction. We will be doing business with Sunstone for many years to come."
J. Maurer, Ames, Iowa
"I think your interactive web ordering process is improving each time I use it. Perhaps it is just me, but I'd like to see Layer 1 also called the TOP layer, and Layer 2 call also called the BOTTOM layer. I have to research it each time."
L. Faustini, Burtonsville, Maryland
"Like the on line quotes."
B. Maes, Palatine, Illinois
"Was much easier to place a reorder of a previous order on this website versus using the old PCBExpress website."
U. Marcano, Miami, Florida
"This is a very complete website!!"
D. Vanete, Redmond, Washington
"Thanks for updating your credit card storage feature."
R. Martinez , Miami, Florida
"Fast access, easy configuration."
G. Conner, Barrington, Rhode Island
"Wow! The new website is great. I found it very convenient to have PCBExpress and PCBPro merged into one site. Also, the new file upload feature is excellent. Being able to map the files uploaded directly to layers is much improved over the old method of manually copying filenames. I would like some automated way to update my billing information in My Account. We moved recently and it would be convenient to alter the account information online. I've been using Sunstone circuits services for several years. While the service has always been excellent, I'm constantly impressed to see how you guys keep improving."
T. Brannon, Houston, Texas
"Much better pricing the Advanced, If quality is on parr with them you will start getting all my business. You were recommended to me and your prices bet the competition!! I do alot of Quickturns for proto's so pricing is important."
J. Moudy, Orlando, Florida
M. Meehan, Thousand Oaks, California
"Better than PCBExpress"
D Mertz, Derwood, Maryland
"I'm glad to see that my PCBPro order history is intact on the new web site. Sunstone has always given me excellent service, often beyond what I've asked for. Thanks."
J. Cui, Union, New Jersey
"Ease of use and compatibility with my CAD system used."
S. Ross, Fremont, California
"Nice looking website, easy to use."
R. Urmos, Smithville, Ohio
"Debbie was fantastic in answering some questions that I had."-B. Moretz, Lubbock, Texas "AWESOME Technical and Customer service!! AWESOME, THANKS GUY'S Will be looking into assembly in near future."
D. Myers, Livermore, California
"Customer service has been gracious and effecient at resolving problems. Good work!"
D. Morse, Portland, Oregon
"New site is better. I like being able to see the available drills without navigating. Users always have to refer to that."
J. Pulford, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
"You have allways been yerry helpful when I have had Questions with my order. You are the best!!!! Great coustomer support."
L Edington, Jonesboro, Arkansas
"Smooth order process. No complaints. I ordered boards from you guys when I worked for another company. I was always very pleased with your quality."
T. Cavanagh, Spokane, Washington
"Al Secchi was very helpful and he walked me through the process. He was very patient!"
A Fuchs, Bloomfield, New Jersey
"Always pleased with quality and service."
D. McCreary, Escondito, California
"I've been working with PCBExpress, PCBPro, and Sunstone now since ~2002... While there has been an occasional "glitch" or misunderstanding, your responsiveness to issues (read: excellent customer support) and your accessibility via the web has kept me on as a customer. Thanks for good support! :-)"
D. Burton, McMinnville, Oregon
"Easy re-order! You've always been a great resource for me on the many prototype and low qty pcb builds I do."
A Servos, Addision, Illinois
"Your staff was vary helpful."
J. Kubicky, Hillsboro, Oregon
"Nicer than your old site - I like being able to pick which files are for which layers right after upload."
N. Peacock, Winter Park, Florida
"When I have ordered on pcbexpress, I am asked the questions 'which board layer contains your outline.' I did not see that in the questions this time around and Im a little worried. However, thus far I have had excellent service with your company so Im sure if there is a problem I'll get a call. Keep up the good work."
C. Heck, Daggett, California
"Easy and professional help with any questions through your customer service. Overall rating is excellent The only feature I did not find what I wanted was in the copper thickness area and the current carrying capacity but was able to locate it else where. Again very simple process and very satisfied."
J. Hamilton, Wichita, Kansas
"Very smooth reorder process. Thanks...You took this job away from Advanced Circuits because you allowed a stepped, matrix, of PCB's that was not allowed by Advanced Circuits. I like this approach - - just offer the service; let me figure out how to best utilize it to my advantage."
M. Miller, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Very efficient and easy-to-use interface."
C. Brockmeier, Redmond, Washington
"The on-line order feature worked a lot better than my last order, I'm very pleased."
L. Flath, Livermore, California
"Everyone's always friendly, and don't seem to mind (almost expect) that I'm in a rush. I was looking for an email or phone call wrt a custom quote; had to call twice to get the quote. Nevertheless, everyone was understanding and very helpful."
J. Ludice, Cambridge, Maryland
"This website is very intuitive and easy to use."
D. Needle, Alameda, California
"For me, services like PCB fab should be transparent. That is, I build my layout, make a zip of the files, send them to you, and boards come back. With absolutely no fuss on either side. For the most part, thats how it works with you, and that makes me happy."
D. DeVilleneuve, Grants Pass, Oregon
"Web site a little better each time. Don't stop!"
S. Nold, Placentia, California
"I am not experienced in this trade and the site was very easy to use."
P. O'Hanlon, Kirkland, Washington
"Your customer support people are great! The response time and knowledge is excellent. Probably the best I have ever dealt with."
"Everything worked well! I especially liked the active price matrix in the quoting process...You have an impressive site. The only thing I missed was the ability to update my uploaded design file. As it was, I had to process the quote again, then upload my updated design file, and hope it replaced the first one I uploaded... Actually, though, it isn't too hard to do it that way :) Thanks!"
R. Stubbers, Houston, Texas
"My file name was long, and the layer mapping window wasn't wide enough to see the full file name, but it doesn't scroll. Nice pricing option views. Very easy to decide what I want to do with this board given your options. I've always been happy with the speed and quality of boards from Sunstone and related companies."
T S Cooper, Tarpon Springs, Florida
"In general, I am pretty pleased with your service even though this is only my second PCB order with Sunstone. Pricing on the 2 layer w/ mask service seems a little high when compared competitors (like AP Circuits). Otherwise, thus far you guys have displayed excellent customer service."
R. Nelson, Post Falls, Idaho
"Makes a very complicated process easy, good support documenataion. So far - great..."
R. Watkins, Peoria, Illinois
"Your automated quote system is GREAT!!! It allowed me to know what was wrong with the board design that prevented quoting."
B. McFarland, West Jordon, UTah
"Nice site...pleasing to look at and very functional. Wished it been a bit faster though."
J. Hamilton, Mount Airy, Maryland
"All I can say, is I keep coming back, there must be a reason. Great job!!"
A. Siefken, Colton, Oregon
"OMG you guys are great. One thing, I live in Colton, OR. I drive by your facility every day. I want to pick up my PCBs via will call and COD. Your software still adds $9 to the order..."
K. Renner, Hollis, New Hapshire
"This is a cool way to get boards made! This is my first time using your service. I am excited about the concept and can't wait to see the boards."
C. Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Nice file upload system, and the price is a pleasant surprise."
R. Locher, Merlin, Oregon
"It was a fairly smooth process on the web, and the customer service people were able to solve any problems that came up quickly and easily. A little more on-the-page help for specific fields would be quite helpful. Fortunately Customer Service is only a quick phone call away.
Everything went quite smoothly. Of course I had placed an order yesterday, so the process was clear in my head!"
P. Sunnes, Hillsboro, Oregon
"I like the quoting system and easy at doing most things."
R. Vogt IV, West Bloomfield, Michigan
"Much improved over the PCBExpress site; can save customer info, etc."
S. Schossow, San Diego, California
"Very easy to enter my data. I really liked the way it read the zip file and gave me the choices of my filenames without having to type them in. AWESOME!"
B. Puckette, Corvallis, Oregon
"Seeing the pricing matrix in one screen was extremely helpful."
P. Barrios, Austin, Texas
"Help desk person was very helpful with problems I encounter the first time I tried to use this new website. I like the fact that most of the data needed for the order is saved."
T. Perrodin, Houston, Texas
"Great service. Low price. Good quality. What else is there to say?"
E. Scott, Sheridan, Wyoming
"Since I had already ordered this PCB many times, placing the order was easy."
P. Stoner, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
"Friendly helpful support person."
P. Campbell, Burbank, California
"Drop-down menu for Gerber layer file mapping = cool!"
J. Crabill. Stafford, Virginia
"Excellent service, been using your services for years."
K. Hay, Kent, Washington
"System is getting easier to use. I was a faithful pcbexpress customer and did not like the sunstone interface at first. Takes a few times through it to appreciate it."
J OShea, Elgin, Illinois
"Telephoned in for technical help and received good answers and suggestions."
B. Kilday, Warrenton, Virginia
"Customer service agent assisted throughout entire order process. Outstanding support!"
F. Harwath, Naperville, Illinois
"Easy website, friendly customer service (Sal). I'm happy with Sunstone and will keep ordering."
B. Millar, Highland, Utah
"It was very helpful, it was very well thought out."
D. Rapley, Burnsville, Minnesota
I. Jimenez, Poway, California
"Great customer service team!"
I. Lukacevic, New York, New York
"Excellent customer service and frendly web site Best wishes!"
S. , Tucson, Arizona
"Thank you for a great service. Time saver personified!"
S. Eselun, Templeton, California
"The help I received on the phone, as a first time customer was excellent."
S. Daigle, Austin, Texas
"Your customer service really knows how to address the needs of its customers. Not only in the order process, but also in being very reactive to help stop an order before it got put into the system. Not only does this save time and funds, but it really goes to show how well your company works with its customers for repeat business. Thank you very much! Your quality, delivery, pricing and customer service are all the ingrediants for a Best In Class company. All other companies should use you as their benchmark."
J. Brodhead, Spokane Valley, Washington
"Sunstone has done a GREAT JOB, with every one of my orders!!"
T. Hyde, Kissimmee, Florida
"I love the bubble/shrink wrap packaging improvement - very nice to keep boards (especially those w/o solder mask) from scratching each other during shipment."
P. Geantil, Carlsbad, California
"You guys help me out a lot when time is tight and Managers begin to breath fire....I only have so many fireproof silk shirts...Thanks!!"
"This is soooo easy! You guys are the perfect solution for a small business owner like me. Thanks!"
J.Barton, Columbus, Ohio
"I have in the past ordered from pcbexpress, pro, and now sunstone. My last was pro so I tried it again but without success. The customer support call directed me to sunstone which worked great. So, why do the pro and express sites still exist if they don't work properly. Have automatic redirects to sunstone, it would be more expedient - for me any way."
B. Byrne,Cameron Park, California
"Website is great. I wish we had one that easy to use. Thank You"
B. Tulpule, Farmington, Connecticut
"Excellent web site.. smooth ordering process. Only complaint is my auto fill (Google) button was turned off."
Robin Santini - Zyvex
So far everything we have ordered thru you guys has come out exactly like designed and have not had any problems. One of the main reasons I have chosen Sunstone Circuits is the fact that I can order the pcbs without silk screen and without solder mask from your web site, most other places I would have to call the vendor to get this done, plus your prices are good.
Sy Sajjad - XBiometrics
Sunstone Circuits is one of the most professional companies I have done business with. As I have said before, we have not done this before and working with you and your company has certainly made this an easier journey. Thank you for all of your efforts.
Proud moments shared from our Sunstone Sponsorship Program...
“Inspired by the Sun, motivated by the environment”
The Story Line…..
Since the dawn of time, the Sun has given us warmth, life and is a symbol of hope for the rise of a new day. In this world of trademarks, branding, intellectual property and patents, the term Sun has even been a catalyst for contentious legal wrangling. Recently, some bright and talented teams and individuals figured out ways to harvest the power of the Sun as the primary fuel source to propel motors in the form of a Solar Car, as illustrated below. Innovators such as Marcelo de Luz of the Power of One solar car project, help create a better tomorrow by living out their vision of being inspired by the Sun and motivated by the environment.
We at Sunstone Circuits are fortunate, and proud, to participate in the formation of the technology that will power tomorrow’s dreams.
"The main challenge has been the BMS (Battery monitoring system). We are dealing with a new technology, it has been an incredible learning experience. We havedesigned and redesigned a number of PCB's..... Once we have a final design we use Sunstone Circuits to create a better quality PCB, the one that will actually go on the car….. Naturally, due to the nature of any R&D project there are always changes being implemented aftertesting its application….The quality of the PCB's we get from Sunstone Circuits is outstanding…." Marcelo da Luz, The Power of One, solar car project
Update from Customer: "This past Sunday we were testing the solar car on the race track. I thought you may want to watch the video of the car on the track. The goal was to test a new brake actuator, the opportunity was used to also run speed tests and stability".
The following is an actual case study from Sunstone Circuits…
The story began with a call from a customer, who is part of a research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to say that the PCBs we shipped to his team were delivered to the wrong address. Our standard protocol for this type of situation would simply not work because the MIT team had their bags packed, passports in hand and airline tickets ready to fly across the globe to Honduras in less than 48 hours!
Fraught with desperation to avoid wasting many months of hard work and precious research dollars, the MIT team member asked to speak with the President of Sunstone to plead his case. With empathy and the desire to live out our Mission, Vision & Values, our senior executive team put into motion the internal resources necessary to take bold and decisive steps to make sure the MIT research team got what they needed, including the cell phone number of the President and his pledge to answer their call 24/7/365!
The email below tells the rest of the tale of the marine application. The moral of this story is that Q2D (quote to delivery) is not just a marketing gimmick, it is our way:
“Thanks so much for your interest. As you probably know we got the PCBs on time! At 5 am in Boston airport and the freight terminal and at 7am we took off for Honduras. We had soldering equipment and we manage to assemble 6 of them. We had couple of bugs from our side but we managed to fix them there, and the experiment was a success in the end. The modems worked and we had the expected range of communication. Of course with a little bit of extra adrenaline... I and my team were very impressed and extremly grateful for your support before Honduras trip.
I've attached some pictures from Honduras. The cylindrical devices contain your PCBs assembled there, on the spot.
These days we are designing the new version of the PCBs - so you should expect a new set of orders from us in the next couple of days. These newer PCBs will travel to Moorea (an island close to Tahiti). In case anything happens you will be welcome to come in person to deliver them in Tahiti and maybe enjoy couple of days on the beach :)
"Thank you for some VERY nice and cool CAD software, I love the fact that it is free! :-) and I'm not by any means a PCB expert, and yet it took me <10min to learn just about all of the software. Now that is good software."
"Received the boards yesterday and built one up just now. Went together like a dream; nice work! The quality of your boards is best in class. Thank you - I'll be back with more work in the future!"
Jim Donnett, Bio-Signal Group
"Thanks (Sunstone) very much. And isn't it about 1 am over there?! I'm impressed. I don't expect replies from U.S. west coast companies until I'm about ready to shut down myself on this side of the world."
Ryan S. Nichols, Indiana University Cyclotron Facility
"Using Sunstone Circuits has been fast and easy, ordering online for the first time user like myself was very user friendly, and the tech support was top notch. I have used other companies in the past and their quality of product was quite disappointing. I just received your boards and they look excellent, I haven't found a reason to use any other company but Sunstone for my next project."
Paul Primrose, Primrose Technology
"I have NO complaints about Sunstone's Boards and services are ALWAYS of HIGHEST QUALITY & ON TIME DELIVERY!! I design and manufacture systems and boards for 3 different companies. At this point Sunstone Circuits is doing all our prototype and production boards! I run Primrose Technology and ReflexiveTech, Inc., and have not found a better board shop!"
Marcelo Jakubzick, MC Miller Co.
"It is difficult to find in one company a high level of all these 4 ingredients:
1) Quality (In over a dozen jobs, not once a bad board (out of 100's of boards)). This is the most important ingredient, since a bad prototype or production board represents an enormous loss of time. I have changed PCB houses as a result of this factor alone. You are doing a superb job so far. I plan to remain a loyal customer for as long as you keep turning out such quality in the boards we receive.
2) Price (Prices are generally lower compared to others, even comparing with very low cost houses)
3) Service (Willing to do special requests with a smile and efficiency-Rob in Pre-Engineering and Al in Sales are examples)
4) Easy to use (Immediate quote and easy ordering system) both, for prototype and production runs."
Dale Herman, Ksaria
"The website looks much more professional than the old style. The site is still easy to navigate and find all of the relevant information. I am eagerly waiting for my first set of boards. If all goes well, you can count on my continued business. By the way, I really like to be able to get the on-line quote without the hassle of bothering a "real" person. I often use it to compare various options during the design cycle."
Rob Miller, Vasu Communications
"I was very impressed with yourSunstone web site, it looks great. It is very functional and has more features than any other PC Board ordering web site we have used. I especially like the fact that it automatically gives you a pricing on other quantities and lead times to compare and see the best bang for the buck.
Ralph Landry, Senior Engineer, Mountain Electronics
"I honestly have to commend you for the excellent service I've received by not only your company quality but to the personal help from your staff. You have gone way beyond what most vendors provide and I sincerely appreciate doing my business with you. I think to date I've run close to 5,000 various boards through you and have been very happy with them. Please keep up the good work! (c:"
Peter Vaughan, Product Applications Manager, Power Integration Inc
"Thanks for the reply - the personal touch is excellent. Actually I've was so impressed I'm currently having you added as a supplier for use on future projects (I believe finance are filling in your credit application)."
Alex Stewart, Energic Visions - www.energeticvisions.com
"Thank you for some VERY nice and cool CAD software, I love the fact that it is free! :-) and I'm not by any means a PCB expert, and yet it took me <10min to learn just about all of the software. Now that is good software."
Brad - www.presys.com "Sunstone's CAD software really does all the things I wanted -- and much more!!! It reduced the number of traces by about a third - and it looks very pretty! The new libraries are GREAT too! You really blow the competition out of the water!! And your support is FIRST RATE! Thanks for all the help! Will submit the board tomorrow!"
Bruce Sargeant, Device Labs
"Just got the first boards...perfect!! Thanks for the help! What an easy process! Zero to finished boards in 2 weeks, including learning curve. I was dreading ordering a PADs or OrCad package for $5K and then spending weeks learning it. Your approach really is a good option for the R&D engineer."
Andrew Mcgeachie, Corestreet, Ltd. - www.corestreet.com
"Hello folks at Sunstone's CAD Software. I just placed my first order on Tuesday, received my boards on Thursday morning, and was AMAZED with the results. Beautiful! I can't wait to do more! Thanks!"
Glenn H May, Scientific Applications
"I used your excellent products to design a series of circuit boards that went into an oceanography instrument this spring. We have just completed a busy summer of cruises and the instrument preformed perfectly, without a hitch.
Were it not for your company I would not have had the design freedom and capability to produce the boards within our meager budget. I look forward to this next design.
Thanks a million."
Jeff Robinson, NetFabric Corp - www.netfabric.net
"I think the 'one stop shop' approach you are pioneering is much needed in the industry. Certainly modifies the way our company thinks about prototyping new products."
Bill Conley, FassTech -
"I’ve been using Sunstone's CAD software since the conception of this project last May. The results and service have far exceeded my expectations. The schematic software and layout tools cannot be beat (for free) and I have never experienced such timely and thorough support in my 10 years as an engineer."
"Your product is amazing and I will definitely use it again and recommend it to friends/companies. The concept of a truly integrated schematic, layout, followed by pcb delivery, is fully realized in your CAD software product. This method of design and manufacture of pcb has increased my ability to deliver, by reducing cycle time to develop the boards, while also reducing risk by using your integrated product. I also wanted to say a big thank you to the team there and especially Joe Phelps for the incredible and efficient support. Thanks again!"
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