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PCB Manufacturing Process

Click each section of the infographic below to watch a video of this part of the process.

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1. Raw material cut to size – WATCH VIDEO
2. Thickness is established – WATCH VIDEO
3. Drilling holes for precision positioning – WATCH VIDEO
4. Holes are drilled on PCB – WATCH VIDEO
5. PCB split and checked for errors – WATCH VIDEO
6. PCB is put through a shadow process – WATCH VIDEO
7. Blue photo sensitive film is laminated to both sides – WATCH VIDEO
8. Photo plots are then attached to PCB – WATCH VIDEO
9. PCB is vacuum sealed then exposed to UV light – WATCH VIDEO
10. PCB is placed into developing machine – WATCH VIDEO
11. Copper is plated onto the PCB – WATCH VIDEO
12. Tin plating is added to the PCB – WATCH VIDEO
13. PCB is then put through an etching machine – WATCH VIDEO
14. The remaining protective tin is removed – WATCH VIDEO
15. PCB is flooded with photo image solder resistant ink – WATCH VIDEO
16. PCB is dipped in molten solder then hot air levelled – WATCH VIDEO
17. Component locations are screen printed to board – WATCH VIDEO
18. PCB is tested against original CAD design – WATCH VIDEO
19. CNC routing machine cuts out completed PCB’s – WATCH VIDEO
20. PCB’s then go through final inspection – WATCH VIDEO
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