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The Design of an Automated Etching System

Olowoleni, J. O. and Awosope, C. O. A. and Adoghe, A. U. and Agbetuyi, Ayoade F. and Oguntosin, V. and Halin, C. A. (2022) The Design of an Automated Etching System. Technological Innovation in Engineering Research, 8. pp. 104-112.

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The aim of this study is the design of an automated etching system, Etching is a subtractive method used for the production of printed circuit boards (PCBs) where acid is used to remove unwanted copper from a prefabricated laminate. The manual method is limited to a small number of boards and is likely to be inefficient. Aside from that, exposure to some types of etchants may be harmful to one's health. On the other hand, the machines available for this purpose are cleaner and faster, and they can etch multiple boards at once, but they are quite expensive. This frequently discourages small-scale Printed Circuit Board (PCB) producers from purchasing them. However, the automated etching system described here seeks to offer a technique to carry out the etching procedure for a PCB board in a simple, clean, safe, and economical manner. The printed circuit board uses conductive lines, pads, and features etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate to mechanically support and electrically link electronic components.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Etching  PCB  arduino  air pump  temperature  humidity sensor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2023 11:04
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 11:04

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