Electronics Forum: photoplotters (Page 1 of 1)

ODB++ vs Gerber file

Electronics Forum | Mon Dec 02 20:53:29 EST 2002 | davef

Gerber[R] Data (File). Used in directing a photoplotter during printed circuit board and stencil artwork fabrication. Gerber Scientific Instrument Company used to be the dominant producer of the photoplotters used for "shooting" film, back when mec

Jetprint solder on PCB boards

Electronics Forum | Sun Jun 06 13:03:14 EDT 2010 | whitewing

I'm sure you could buy everything you need to make your own stencils in-house for way less than 200K - lasercut or photochemical etch. If you have someone local with a typesetter of photoplotter , photoetch should be really cheap to set up. I've also

Re: Electropolishing Laser-Cut Stencils

Electronics Forum | Wed Jul 15 12:22:57 EDT 1998 | Steve Moore

Electropolishing definitely improves the print characteristics of both Laser-cut and Chem-etch stencils. The caveat here is avoid over polishing which results in rounding of the edges and/or enlargement of the openings. Over polishing is typically th

Low volume prototyping

Electronics Forum | Fri Jul 13 17:16:49 EDT 2007 | jmelson

I just got a used Philips CSM84 pick and place machine for $1500. I had to widen a doorway and rent a forklift to get it inside, as well as have it shipped. So, the total cost was much higher, but still under $10 K. I may have gotten lucky on this


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