Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Capabilities


Listed below are Sunstone's printed circuit board assembly and manufacturing capabilities. Our PCB production process provides you with everything you need to design and produce high-quality printed circuit boards.

Detailed Printed Circuit Board Assembly Capabilities

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PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Inner Layers PCBExpress® Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123® PCBpro® Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Copper weight (oz/sq ft) pre-plate
0.5 oz Cu No Yes* Yes*
1 oz Cu Yes Yes* Yes*
2 oz Cu No Yes* Yes*
3 oz Cu No No RFQ
>3 oz Cu No No RFQ
* Material availability may impact lead time
A variety of laminate thicknesses and copper weights are stocked, some specific combinations of thickness and copper weight may have to be ordered and could affect lead time.
Minimum trace/space      
0.5 oz Cu No 0.005"/0.005" 0.004"/0.004"
1.0 oz Cu 0.006"/0.006" 0.006"/0.006" 0.005"/0.005"
2.0 oz Cu No 0.008"/0.008" 0.007"/0.007"
>2.0 oz Cu No No RFQ
Minimum clearances and pads
Clearances for Through Hole Drill 0.025" larger than finished hole size. Important Drill File Info 0.020" larger than finished hole size < 0.020" larger than finished hole size
Pads for Through Hole Drill 0.018" larger than finished hole size. Important Drill File Info 0.018" larger than finished hole size < 0.016" larger than finished hole size
Plated Slots Pads 0.020" larger than finished slot dimension 0.020" larger than finished slot dimension < 0.020" larger than finished slot dimension
Plated Slots Clearances 0.025" larger than finished slot dimension 0.020" larger than finished slot dimension < 0.020" larger than finished slot dimension
Minimum backset (distance from copper feature to route/cut-line) 0.020" 0.020" < 0.020"
Trace width variation 20% 20% < 20%
Layer to layer registration variation +/- 0.005"/layer +/- 0.005"/layer < +/- 0.005"/layer
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Outer Layers  PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Copper weight (oz/sq ft) finished copper weight
1 oz Cu Yes yes Yes
2 oz Cu No Yes Yes
3 oz Cu No Yes Yes
>3 oz Cu No No Yes
Minimum trace/space (finished copper weight)
1 oz Cu 0.006"/0.006"
0.005"/0.005" 0.005"/0.005"
2 oz Cu No 0.010"/0.010" 0.010"/0.010"
3 oz Cu No 0.013"/0.013" 0.013"/0.013"
>3 oz Cu No No RFQ
Pads 0.018" larger than finished hole size. Important Drill File Info 0.016" larger than finished hole size 0.016" larger than finished hole size
Minimum backset (distance from copper to board edge) 0.020" 0.010" < 0.010"
Trace width variation 20% 20% 20%
Layer to layer registration variation +/- 0.005"/layer +/- 0.005"/layer +/- 0.005"/layer
Board thickness available
0.031" No  (Yes PCB123) Yes Yes
0.047" No Yes Yes
0.062" Yes Yes Yes
0.093" No Yes Yes
0.125" No Yes Yes
Custom Thickness No Yes* Yes
* Material availability may impact lead time
A variety of laminate thicknesses and copper weights are stocked, some specific combinations of thickness and copper weight may have to be ordered and could affect lead time.
Layer count
1 layer No (will be treated as 2 layer) Yes Yes
2 layer Yes Yes Yes
3 - 6 layers Yes Yes Yes
7 - 14 layers No Yes Yes
Greater than 14 layers No No
Yes
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Soldermask  PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB  Custom PCB Quote
Material Liquid photo imageable Liquid photo imageable Liquid photo imageable
Color Green Green/blue/black/red/ white RFQ for colors other than "Full Feature Prototype PCB "
Registration variation +/- 0.005" +/- 0.005" +/- 0.005"
Minimum web 0.005" 0.004" 0.004"
Soldermask Artwork Requirement Pad size + smallest board spacing Pad size + smallest board spacing or 1:1 We will adjust with NRE We will adjust
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Silkscreen PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Character placement variation +/- 0.010" +/- 0.010" < +/- 0.010"
Minimum Character height 0.050" 0.050" 0.050"
Minimum Character width 0.030" 0.030" 0.030"
Minimum Character thickness 0.006" 0.006" 0.006"
Minimum Character spacing 0.005"  0.005" 0.005"
NOTE: Silkscreen not available on boards designed without soldermask
Type Epoxy thermal cure Epoxy thermal cure White,yellow, black
Color White White,yellow, black White,yellow, black
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Drill  PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Variation 0.005" radial 0.005" radial 0.005" radial
Drill sizes available PCBExpress Quickturn & PCB123: No limit
ValueProto, : Preset 23
Important Drill File Info
No limit No limit
Hole size variation (post-plate) +/- 0.005" of supplied drill info Important Drill File Info +/- 0.004" of supplied drill info +/- 0.004" of supplied drill info
NOTE: Hole sizes 0.018" or less may be plugged
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities Route (individual) PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Variation +/- 0.010" of board
outline layer
+/- 0.010" of board
outline layer
< +/- 0.010" of board outline layer
Router bits used 0.093" 0.031" or larger < 0.031"
individual routing Yes Yes Yes
V-score No Yes Yes
Tab routing No Yes Yes
Canned circles PCBExpress Quickturn & PCB123: 
yes Maximum of 4*
ValueProto:
No
Yes Yes
Slots PCBExpress Quickturn & PCB123: 
yes Maximum of 4*
ValueProto:
No
Yes Yes
Countersink No No No
Internal cut-outs PCBExpress Quickturn & PCB123: 
yes Maximum of 4* (Not Limited To Circles or Squares)
ValueProto:
No
Yes Yes
Bevel No Yes Yes
Non-Plated Holes dependant on artwork.  Not guaranteed. Yes Yes
Maximum board size 12" x 14" Maximum board size, not to exceed a total of 168 sq in. 14" X 18" > (14" x 18")
Minimum board dimensions 0.25" 0.25" < 0.25"
* Standard Quickturn Orders placed on Sunstone.com only
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Route (Tab) PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Space between boards No 0.1" , you send a one-up image, we do the rest Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
Border around pallet No 0.5" Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
Overall panel size No Varies with board size, approx 12" x 14" Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: V-scoring PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Space between boards No 0.0", you send a one-up image, we do the rest Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
Border around pallet No 0.5" Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
Overall panel size No Varies with board size, approx 12" x 14" Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
Minimum board size No 1.5" X 1.5" RFQ if smaller than "Full Feature Prototype PCB "
Minimum copper keep-out No 0.030" from route/cut-line Same as Full Feature Prototype PCB
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Gold tips PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Degree bevel No 15, 30, & 45 degrees RFQ if different from Full Feature Prototype PCB
Minimum gold thickness No 30 u in. RFQ if different from Full Feature Prototype PCB
Minimum Ni thickness No 100 u in. RFQ if different from Full Feature Prototype PCB
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Plating PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Minimum average Copper in holes 0.0008" 0.0008" other than 0.0008"
Minimum Plated Copper on surface 0.0008" None None
PCB Manufacturing Capabilities: Material PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
*FR-4 Tg rating 150 minimum 150 or 170 Various
High Tg, high Td, low CTE (For no-lead applications) Yes Yes Yes
Rogers 4350 Yes No Yes
Other laminates No No Yes
*FR-4 Material 370HR Equivalent
Stencils PCBExpress Quickturn, ValueProto, PCB123 PCBpro Full Feature Prototype PCB Custom PCB Quote
Availability Yes Yes No

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