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Costing a Printed Circuit Board

Brian O'Hara (Sangria Designs Limited, High Wycombe, Bucks, UK)

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 1 February 1981



This paper outlines a practical method of working out the true cost of producing PCBs which, with the addition of profit margins, will give the selling price. Following a brief reference to various ‘rule of thumb’ methods, the paper will examine the labour, material and overhead cost associated with each particular process operation, the planning of a suitable costing and will cover all the important parmeters with the accent on simplicity. Performance levels are assessed together with the question of quality.


O'Hara, B. (1981), "Costing a Printed Circuit Board", Circuit World, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 64-66.




Copyright © 1981, MCB UP Limited

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