Electronics PCB manufacture

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Electronics PCB manufacture
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Manufacturer Various
Model Various
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Obtained Long Term Loan
Location Workshop
Team Electronics
Induction Required No
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Status Defunct
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This page outlines some of the equipment for and process of PCB manufacture.

Equipment that we have

Bubble Etch Tank


UV exposure unit

On loan from James Fowkes

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New addition, hacked from emergency exit light by David Clarke

PCB Drill2.JPG

PCB Drill

Stand on loan from James Fowkes Precision drill on loan from David Clarke

The MaxiCraft drill, from RS has a 12V power pack, but can run on 9-18V d.c. With a suitable 18V power pack, the drill will run at 18000RPM

The chuck capacity is 3.2mm, and there are also some collets (which replace the chuck, which simply unscrews) which can be used with micro drill bits with a 2.5mm shank.


Micro Drills, Collets and Soldering Iron Bits are stored in this small cabinet.

Process and Procedure

Developer, Etching and Tinplating chemistry

Matt Little has created a page describing in more details the procedures and processes that he uses regularly for making PCBs using some of the equipment in the Hackspace.

Other related tools

  • PCB Shears


See also