Advanced Circuits, Inc. (ACI)

As experts in the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards, we work to make our blog a helpful resource on PCB topics and the industries that we work with, including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and many more. Here you'll find insights into PCB design, tech trends, assembly issues, and trending topics in the general news media as they relate to printed circuit board technology.

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Why Choose Advanced Circuits as Your Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer

Advanced Circuits is ranked among North Americas’ top 3 printed circuit board manufacturers in sales volume and has the largest active customer database in the industry.  Learn why engineers choose to work with Advanced Circuits for all of their printed circuit board needs; from small quantity prototype boards to their most advanced designs for mission-critical applications, and also high volume production quantities.

  • Best On-Time Shipping Record

  • Advanced PCB Capabilities & Materials Available

  • PCB Fabrication + Assembly Under One Roof

  • Quickturn as Quick as Same Day & Weekend Turns

  • 24 Hour Live Technical Support

  • No Minimum Order Quantity

Quality & Reliability

Advanced Circuits has gained a reputation for its quality, reliability, and the best on-time shipping record in the industry.  Our quality standards go above and beyond industry standards to ensure top quality craftsmanship.  The company is MIL-PRF-31032, MIL-PRF-55110, AS9100, ISO 9001 Certified, IPC 6012 3/3A, IPC 6018 Class 3 Qualified, and ITAR Registered as well as being DOD contracts ready.  Learn more.

Free Design Tools with Live Technical Support


To make the ordering process easier and faster for customers, Advanced Circuits created its FreeDFM™ tool.  A free online service that can be used by anyone to check their Gerber files for manufacturability issues before placing an order.  The FreeDFM tool ensures that the Gerber files have all the data required for manufacturing and it sends the user a graphical report of all the areas of the design that may need to be corrected before placing the order.  This helps customers avoid production holds after the order is placed.

The FreeDFM is also a great way to get your PCB quotes.  After the file is uploaded and analyzed by the FreeDFM software, the customer also receives a detailed quote along with a discount code for up to $100 off once the order is placed.

PCB Artist™

Working with free PCB design software can often be very limiting, difficult to learn, and most lack descent support.  Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist Software is the opposite of what you would expect from a free online download.  PCB Artist is the best free PCB design software equipped with a free library of over 500,000 parts.

The software is not a limited “free subscription” or a “light” version, the full software download includes all of the features you would expect from a top-of-the-line design software.  Complete with live technical support, multi-page schematics, Netlist import, auto-router, and many other powerful features.  Learn more.

No Minimum Orders & Waived Tooling Charges

We make it easy to go from prototype to production.  Customers can order 1 board or 100,000+ boards and we will waive the Tooling Charge on all Standard Spec orders and we will also waive Tooling Charges again when you re-order your Standard Spec part as a Custom Spec.

Instant Quoting & Easy Online Order Tracking

It is easy to get a custom quote on our convenient online portal.  Register now to begin quoting your printed circuit boards instantly.  Once you have placed an order with us, you can track it online through the entire manufacturing process.



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