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I have to admit I am still an old fart of the Big Clive era and make my PCB's with all the ghastly chemicals, and tools, and spare FR4, (but not that PCB guillotine - so jealous).

My FeCl3 is like a Spaniards sherry bodega. It really needs to be disposed of in some kind of hazardous waste at some point. So I keep recycling it instead.

I know once I get a stack of PCB's from China I will be addicted like crack, but in the meantime I am amazed I can make double sided boards with household chemicals and yet all my clothes and work surfaces are stained in a sick brown and orange colour.  :-DD
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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 02:23:26 pm »
That was a cool tour. JLC sure is doing a lot to build mindshare.
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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 08:58:23 pm »
Looks interesting, but I can't watch it. The guy annoys the hell out of me. :)
 
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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 05:06:39 am »
You just have to ignore the StrangeWarts and maybe ignore the ginger beard, but he's a nice guy. His content is not his face. :wtf:

I imagine with some youtube income and a Chinese wart remover he will become far more presentable. Have you noticed how many youtubers now have perfect white teeth?
 

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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 05:43:11 am »
Have you noticed how many youtubers now have perfect white teeth?

I think we can do without another 'Dave visits the Dentist' video. :-)

Dave, when is 'Dave visits the Optician' going to be released?
 

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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 06:29:47 am »
You just have to ignore the StrangeWarts and maybe ignore the ginger beard, but he's a nice guy. His content is not his face. :wtf:

It's not the beard... It's his over the top excitement that gets me :)
 

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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 06:58:40 am »
Nice video. I couldn't see how the films were aligned for top and bottom copper and solder mask. It was all done by hand and very fast. Edit: Spotted it now, fiducals on the corners.
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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 06:02:03 am »
Very cool video.
But I always wonder how they keep track of all the different board designs. I don't think JLC puts manufacturing marks on the pcbs.
Before the boards are routed out it's easy because a barcode or something can be on some unused space on the board. But how do they do it after routing?
 

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Re: Very interesting look into a Chinese PCB fab by StrangeParts
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 06:27:24 am »
Nice video. I couldn't see how the films were aligned for top and bottom copper and solder mask. It was all done by hand and very fast. Edit: Spotted it now, fiducals on the corners.

Top and bottom films are carefully aligned and fixed on the exposure jig, and when a PCB is loaded in, it's sandwiched between 2 fixed films.

Per panel alignment is only required for multi layer boards, not for 2 layer boards.
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