[Blabber] Interesting Idea - PCB resist generation
rmd6502 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:52:49 UTC 2016
I like that idea - similar to the laminator toner transfer - I would
imagine you'd need to print the page a few times to make sure you had solid
On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:47 AM, Antonio <diveblends at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wonder if it would work with a variation of the toner transfer (so
> avoiding powder etc.)
> 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>
>> 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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