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Etching is a "subtractive" method used for the production of printed circuit boards: acid is used to remove unwanted copper from a prefabricated laminate. This is done by applying a temporary mask that protects parts of the laminate from the acid and leaves the desired copper layer untouched. You can etch a PCB by yourself, in a lab or even at home, through a simple and inexpensive production process. It makes sense when you wish to produce a single or a very small number of boards and want to avoid manufacturing costs. The etching process is therefore effective for a small workshop.

TinyDice: Professional PCBs at Home With Vinyl Cutter

“This instructable consists of a step by step guide documenting a method of manufacturing professional quality PCBs at home through the use of a vinyl cutter, in a reliable, simple and efficient manner. This method allows for the production of …

How to Make a Professional Printed Circuit Board: the Complete Guide

“Hello everybody, today I will show you how to make professional PCB, to improve your electronic projects. Let’s start !”

LED Interactive Copper Etching

“I created this project as a nice memento to mark the birth of my little boy. After experimenting with a copper etching of his newborn hands and feet, I decided to take it a bit further and add electronics. Each …

Acid Etching

“This will be a basic tutorial on how to acid etch metal with Ferric Chloride.”