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From Prototype to Production, the simple choice is Sunstone.

Every project goes through the feedback loop: Concept to design, to prototype. Rinse-and-repeat as the prototype tells you what's wrong with your design, and you make change after change after change, spin after spin, never building the same thing twice....until you have something you can take to production. And then? Then, Change is your enemy. Change means you lose control of the consistency you need for your product. Change means you lose repeatability.

The question to consider is this: why would you not keep your production with the same people who sweated your prototypes with you? Who else knows as much about fabricating your board as you know about the design details? Why would you jump to a production house just because you're done prototyping?

At Sunstone, we use what we learned from your prototypes to bring simplicity and reliability to the transition from prototype to production. 

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Prototype

In the early stages, designers are more concerned about proof-of-concept. The prototype boards are, by intent, nothing like the final product board. Easy access to key testpoints for circuit debugging, for example, are a priority in the early days. But as the design is refined; the design team's attention turns to production concerns: reducing layers; simplifying the BOM; fixing signal integrity issues; etc. 

Sunstone is there with you through all of this refinement, right up to the moment you sign off on the last spin as production-ready

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Production

Take your production-ready design to a production board house, and it's a brand-new design to them. There's tooling to be done, design notes to verify, and all that. The production house will charge you an NRE charge for this prep work. 

But here at Sunstone, your production-ready revision is simply the last board we built. We already know what to do to fabricate your design successfully. To move to production with Sunstone is simply to reorder as a production run. It's really just that simple.


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  • "Easy website, friendly customer service (Sal). I'm happy with Sunstone and will keep ordering."
    F. Harwath, - Naperville, Illinois
  • “The first time I used the DFMplus service, I was very impressed. Later, I submitted some more complex boards and found the reports to be extremely helpful in identifying design issues. I usually use your PCBExpress service, and DFMplus gives me great confidence about getting accurate designs for my future board projects.”
    Jeff Bates, Impinj
  • "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 ingredients for a “Best In Class” company. All other companies should use you as their benchmark."
    S. Daigle, - Austin, Texas
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    Peter Vaughan, Power Integration Inc.
  • "Much better pricing than Advanced. If quality is on par with them, you will start getting all my business. You were recommended to me and your prices beat the competition!! I do a lot of Quickturns for prototypes so pricing is important."
    T. Brannon, - Houston, Texas
  • "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."
    Jeff Robinson, NetFabric Corp.
  • "You have always been very helpful when I have had questions with my order. You are the best!!!! Great customer support."
    J. Pulford, - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • "Hello folks at Sunstone's CAD Software, PCB123. 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!"
    Andrew McGeachie, Corestreet, Ltd.
  • "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!"
    Ralph Landry, Mountain Electronics
  • "All I can say, is I keep coming back, there must be a reason. Great job!!"
    J. Hamilton, - Mount Airy, Maryland
  • "Great customer service team!"
    I. Jimenez, - Poway, California
  • "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!"
    Paul Primrose, Primrose Technology
  • "Wow! The new website is great. 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."
    G. Conner, - Barrington, Rhode Island
  • "Thank you for some VERY nice and cool CAD software, PCB123, I love the fact that it is free! :-) and I'm not by any means a PCB expert, and yet it took me <10 minutes to learn just about all of the software. Now that is good software."
    Alex Stewart, Energic Visions
  • "Excellent service, been using your services for years."
    J. Crabill, - Stafford, Virginia
  • "Telephoned in for technical help and received good answers and suggestions."
    J. O'Shea, - Elgin, Illinois
  • "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."
    J. Maurer, - Ames, Iowa
  • "I've been actively using Sunstone since 2006. I've come to appreciate greatly the consistency of a high level of performance against promise delivery dates, quality product, competitive prixing and a very strong customer support group. Any questions or issues with fab data files are raised quickly and resolved real time. Since many of my designs are time critical to meet proof of concept or sales samples, it's critical to have a supplier that can be counted on. And this is why after 7 years I'm still a "Sunstone" guy. Thank you Sunstone and looking forward to the next board engagement."
    Greg Martocello, - Rochester, New York
  • "Sunstone has always given me excellent service, often beyond what I've asked for. Thanks."
    D. Mertz, - Derwood, Maryland
  • "I’ve been using Sunstone's CAD software (PCB123) 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."
    Bill Conley, FassTech