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Low cost PCB through-hole plating

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY0AjzKLA-8[/embed] Ricardo Trombetta shared a tutorial on how to plate the holes using copper hypophosphite pyrolysis to activate the holes: This video shows how to activate a PCB holes surfaces before electroplating. The holes are activated using a low cost copper hypophosphite based solution and the electroplating is made using...

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DIY electroplating and CNC milling PCBs

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqjKohZX2t8[/embed] Here's a video made by Cpirius of DIY electroplating and CNC milling of PCBs. The electroplating process he uses is good for down to 26mil vias. It looks like cpirius has made a video of his entire PCB prototyping process: Drilling holes, electroplating, mechanically etching and cutting out the...

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