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P&M Services (R) Ltd

Printed circuit board Manufacturer, Photoplotting Established 1964  All types of Pcb, surface mount sm, PTH, SS single     UK Printed Circuit Board manufacturers. UK PCB Manufacture since 1964. single sided SS PCB, PTH PCB, IMS PCB, PCB JPG, DFX PCB

ML multi layer printed circuit board  prototypes. Cheap high quality PCBs Printed circuit boards. Fast cheap UK Prototype PCB

Printed circuit boards tooled up from Gerber,JPG,DXF,and most common file types, or camera ready artworks either 2:1 or 1:1 std scale.

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When ever possible we prefer to do the post processing of the CAD data files ourselves. The main software packages we support in this way are Easy PC, Eagle, PCB Wizard, DipTrace  ,DesignSpark , Autocad DXF, & Protel, but we are able to post process and manufacture PCB's from a number of other formats including PDF, BMP and JPG file formats, not forgetting any traditional tape artworks at either 1:1 or 2:1 requiring the use of our antique extremely large glass plate camera below.

If you fancy drawing the traditional way Chartpak-tape still have a range of suitable tape on offer. 


Large Antique Glass Plate Camera

Glass Plate camera, we believe was originally used by the UK Police for enlarging finger prints.


It was originally supplied by Hubex Ltd of Cricklewood London. Please let us know if you're able to add any extra information about the Glass Plate Camera.

We have many years of expertise in laying out circuit boards, and am always happy to quote to your design specification, or from whatever other information or data you might have. 

With so many CAD packages to choose, we would like to recommend our current favourites, Easy PC, Eagle, Sprint and DesignSpark .

It's also well worth a look at the upcoming open source alternatives. They are well written up to date, fully functional pieces of software written by enthusiasts who thrive on feedback. To date we recommended  SourceForge.net: PCB Layout Tool, boldport / PCBmodE   and FreePCB: freeware PCB layout software 

Cad Links On The Web    

Easy PC ***

Eagle by Cadsoft  ***



Expert Pcb Circuitcreator
Pads Orcad.
Protel. Procad
PCB Wizard 3 Boardmaker
Proteus by Labcenter Vutrax
Pulsonix Crocodile Clips

DesignSpark Free From RS ***

PCB Matrix Corp.

Autocad360 FOC Web-based version ***** DipTrace Professional Schematic, PCB Design **
Sprint-Layout *** very easy to learn/use. DraftSight -Free DWG DXF Editor***
 **  Recommended Simple Software  
Open-Source Cad Links
SourceForge.net: PCB Layout Tool FreePCB: freeware PCB layout software
LinuxCNC.org grbl  GitHub Arduino CNC milling controller
PCBmodE  beautifully functional circuits KiCad EDA Software Suite
PCB Open source Editor  

Any Boardmaker 2 users please note this old DOS package is not compatible with windows XP. If using XP the only workarounds are either to update onto the newer leased Boardmaker 3, or import the PCB layout files directly into Number Ones Systems  Easy PC. We expect to be following the second option unless a sufficient number of you update onto Boardmaker 3 in which case it's lease may become a viable expense. 

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