AISLER

Who is behind AISLER?

When Felix and Patrick met at a barbecue in 2014, they had no idea that they would soon be running a company together. They both felt that creative geniuses should have an easy-to-use tool to document their electronics projects. So AISLER was born. But AISLER wouldn't stay what it started out as: it transformed into a full stack manufacturing service for prototyping. Just as the idea grew, the AISLER family grew as well and now consists of a core team of five people.

AISLER's goal is to make prototyping as fun and effortless as possible! Your creative genius should not have to deal with complicated order forms and multiple suppliers, but instead solely focus on creating your next awesome project.

Our headquarters are in an old school in Lemiers, right beside Aachen and just behind the Dutch border. If you would like to learn more about the team, or become part of it, head over to the About Us page.

What services does AISLER offer?

We want to provide you with everything you need to get your project built. Therefore we offer a complete set of products you might need. These are - beautiful boards (Our high quality PCBs) - precious parts (All the electronic parts your project needs) - stellar stencils (A stencil to make SMD soldering a piece of cake)

learn more about our services here.

Where are the circuit boards made?

We have partnered with a manufacturer from Germany that produces boards for the car industry, medical device industry and other industrial grade applications, and, well now also for us :-) We are extremely proud that any author can now benefit from their board manufacturing quality – Made in Germany.

What are AISLER's environmental standards?

We believe that producing electronics is possible without harming the environment. This is why we don't only put emphasis on delivering the highest quality electronics, but also upholding to the highest environmental standards. Together with our manufacturers, we try to always exceed legal standards and continuously improve on every aspect of production.

Please see the overview of the measures we take to keep those standards:

  • We only use special, environmentally friendly colors.
  • Our manufacturer's wastewater filtration provides water that outperforms legal regulation on drinking water purity.
  • We run an annual review to further reduce wastewater.
  • We strictly DON'T use:
    • formaldehyde
    • cyanide
    • alkyl halides
    • ozone damaging compounds
  • All other chemical waste material is gathered, separated and recycled either in-house or by a specialized contractor.
  • Our remaining copper has over 99% purity.

How are the circuit board's production parameters and which technologies do you support?

Your boards will all come with green soldermask, white top and bottom legend, and will have ENIG surface plating. We only use high-class FR4, 1.6mm TG150 material. We currently limit the offering to two-layer boards with 35µm copper weight. If you need more copper or want to have 4-layer boards please join our Beta-List by sending us an email to support@aisler.net.

You say you are affordable, how much do you charge?

We have tried to make our pricing as transparent as possible. For a simple pricing overview feel free to use our calculator. If you find a price for a batch of three PCBs somewhere else that is more affordable, we guarantee to match that price. Just send us an email to felix@aisler.net

What are the design rules for the PCBs?

The following design rules should be respected if you like to manufacture your PCBs with us.

  • Min. trace width: 100 μm
  • Min. trace spacing: 100 μm
  • Min. pitch between traces: 200 μm
  • Spacing PCB edge to trace: 200 μm
  • Spacing via to via: 0.30 mm
  • Spacing drill to drill: 0.15 mm
  • Min. drill diameter for vias: 0.2 mm
  • Min. via pad diameter: Via drill + 0.25 mm
  • Min. stroke width of legend print: 100 μm

What file extensions should my Gerber files have?

We accept quite a lot of file extensions, but to make sure everything gets detected correctly you should use these extensions:

Gerber Layer Name Layer
project_name.toplayer.ger Top Layer
project_name.bottomlayer.ger Bottom Layer
project_name.topsoldermask.ger Top Soldermask
project_name.bottomsoldermask.ger Bottom Soldermask
project_name.topsilkscreen.ger Top Silkscreen
project_name.bottomsilkscreen.ger Bottom Silkscreen
project_name.boardoutline.ger Board Outline
project_name.xln PTH Drills
project_name_npth.xln NPTH Holes

Please note: Upload all your Gerbers in one ZIP-File for us to automatically detect your project's parameters. Also, please remove all unnecessary files in the zip folder.

I’m a business and would like to receive an invoice without VAT

We are based in the Netherlands, which means every business inside a member state of the European Union is eligible for a VAT-free invoice according to EU reverse charge regulations. To set your account to a VAT-free account, please just provide your valid Tax-ID in your account information. When you are logged in, you will then see prices without VAT and your invoice will be VAT-free. Please note that you still have to abide to local tax laws. For addresses outside the European Union we automatically deduct the VAT so no registration is necessary.

Do you charge for shipping?

Yes and No. We will send boards for free through regular mail when the order is higher than 30 EUR. If you prefer them to be shipped as insured mail you can select as an option during your order. We know shipping works smoothly in Europe & US. Want to receive your Kit in other countries, please send us an email at felix@aisler.net or contact us through our social media accounts.

Do you ship world-wide?

Yes, we currently have good experience with shipping to countries in the European Union, United States and Canada. All other countries are possible, but we don't guarantee a delivery time.

What is the lead time for the production?

Regular 2-Layer circuit board orders will be shipped to you within 12 business days or less. We will update on the progress of the production and if any problems arise that could extend that timeline.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We currently accept wire transfer, major credit cards, Paypal, iDeal, KBC/CBC, Belfius, Bancontact, Sofort Überweisung and Bitcoin. All transfers are handled securely through our payment provider Mollie.