Accession Number : ADA263245


Title :   Prototype and Short-Run Printed Circuit Board Creation


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 1990-Sep 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL WEAPONS SCIENCE DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Holder, Darryl


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263245.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : This report describes the knowledge and experience developed within this directorate over the past several months in the fabrication of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) techniques. Due to the limited quantity of identical, custom-made PCB's needed for use in the laboratory, it is both cost-effective and less time-consuming to fabricate PCB's in-house, than to employ an outside supplier. The combination of equipment and techniques permits the fabrication of single and short-run PCB's of up to 8 by 10 inches, with little problem. The system described here has been in place for about two years after being developed over a longer period. As with any technique-dependent process, experience and learning will contribute to better quality in the product. However, this set of equipment and the techniques described should yield reasonable results very quickly after the start of operation. Continuing improvement of these techniques is taking place, but there now exists a capability for the creation of small quantities of PCB's sufficient for laboratory uses. The design techniques used are directly useful for the creation of materials required by an outside jobber for producing large quantities of PCB's, should that be required.


Descriptors :   *FABRICATION , *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS , DENSITY , PROTOTYPES , PHOTOSENSITIVITY , TRANSPARENCIES , ETCHING , COST EFFECTIVENESS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE