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Alkaline etchant is often the choice etchant for printed circuit board manufacturers because of its many great qualities. However, if you wish to reap the benefits of it, it will require a lot of work. Without proper knowledge on maintaining alkaline etch, your etching process can be a major headache. Here are some tips to help you maintain your alkaline etchant.
Are you someone who is looking for more automation for your etch shop? If so, then we would like to introduce “EVA” — the highly anticipated solution for material handling. Just last month, EVA made its premiere at the IPC APEX EXPO. If you did not get the chance to visit us and see EVA in action, then allow us to provide you with a proper introduction.
IPC APEX EXPO 2022 turned out to be a great time for showing our equipment and new features. In San Diego, the Expo had a much larger turnout than many were expecting. In the prior year, attending technical shows like IPC moved from an in-person setting to a virtual one because of the pandemic. With the shows coming back to in-person, the show is making a come back and manifesting that the industry is still strongly moving forward.
Read more to find out about the new features presented and to hear a word from a first time attendee.
Ferric chloride is one of the most widely used etchants in the field of chemical etching. It is commonly used to etch steel and stainless steel parts, but it is also capable of etching copper. Although it is a versatile etchant for chemical machining, there are some things you should be aware of if you are new to using it. Check out our 6 dos and don’ts with ferric chloride.