[Blabber] Interesting Idea - PCB resist generation
diveblends at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:47:10 UTC 2016
Wonder if it would work with a variation of the toner transfer (so avoiding
1) print a completely black
2) stick it to the board (prob wet & dry method is fine)
3) use laser to melt the toner through the paper.
On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not the first to think of this:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:32 AM, Robert Diamond <rmd6502 at gmail.com>
>> I was listening to "Still Untitled - the Adam Savage Project" podcast,
>> and he mentioned an interesting technique that he called "boutique laser
>> printing". Basically run a laser cutter in raster mode over a piece of
>> paper that's covered with toner and fuse the toner in your pattern.
>> So imagine doing this on a PCB? Bulk toner is cheap:
>> Caveats: since toner is meant to respond to static electricity I don't
>> know how much will stay on the board. Since it's a lightweight powder you
>> can't use the fan for ventilation, and I have no idea how toxic toner dust
>> (particularly burnt toner dust) is. I also don't know how long it would
>> take to coat the laser cutter lens (and thus crack it).
>> Still - could be fun, especially if the problems above could be worked
>> around somehow.
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