RS Components rolls PCB Quote service in APAC
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has named Huaqiang PCB and P-Ban.Com Corp. Japan as its first partners in Asia Pacific (APAC) to offer the instant online printed circuit board (PCB) Quote service via the DesignSpark PCB software. According to the company, the team-up will benefit design engineers in Asia with access to quick turnaround PCB manufacturing in prototype-volume, reducing the concept-to-prototype cycle from months to weeks.
"RS Components' partnership with Huaqiang and P-Ban to provide the PCB Quote service reinforces the importance of the APAC market to our business. The combination of our partners' strong reputation, wide delivery networks and deep connection with engineers means low prototype quantity for PCB manufacturing is now available at a more competitive cost with quicker turnaround time for DesignSpark PCB users in Asia," said Eric Lee, head of regional technical marketing, Asia Pacific, RS Components.
With Huaqiang and P-Ban onboard as RS Components' Asian PCB Quote service partners, engineers in APAC now enjoy greater support for PCB manufacturing. Both companies added that they do not impose minimum order quantities for PCB manufacturing, making them ideal for supporting the design engineer's requirement for prototyping and all the way up to batch productions.
As a major PCB manufacturer in the Greater China area, Huaqiang is capable of turning around very low quantities from quote to delivery within days.
In 2012, RS Components introduced the PCB Quote service as an industry-pioneering feature of the DesignSpark PCB software. With a simple click of the "PCB Quote" button in the software, engineers can send manufacturing files of the PCB instantly to a list of PCB manufacturer partners for a quote. This allows engineers to select their desired PCB manufacturer and place the order immediately.
In addition, with the BOM Quote functionality in the DesignSpark PCB software, a user can, at a click of a mouse, populate the BOM immediately with the latest prices and stock availability from the local RS Components' website. The user can then seamlessly place an order to RS Components for the entire assembly. With RS Components' quick same-day dispatch, the entire design and production cycle are now fully integrated, enabling engineers to spend their precious time on engineering a better product rather than chasing down deliveries for the various components and the PCB itself.
Due to its advanced project design and instant online quotation capabilities, DesignSpark PCB has gained an extraordinarily high adoption with more than 200,000 users globally and has become the "open-source software" tool of choice for sharing and collaborating on designs and projects.
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