As DIY 3D printing circuits (pcbs) moves from concept to adoption some companies are experimenting with this technology to take electronics to a new dimension.
What is a PCB? It stands for printed circuit board. It has lines and pads that connect various points together. There are traces that electrically connect the various connectors and components to each other.
Using a 3D Printer and Vinyl Shape Cutter to make PCBs? What? We’re hacking it and we’ll show you how to do it.
We’ve seen the strides made by 3D printing in the automotive and aerospace industries.
I’m setting my sights on electronics using new 3D materials and Vector CNC technology.
Electronic devices have continued to shrink and many people agree that we can’t go much smaller because of the limits of silicon technology. By 3D printing printed circuit boards (PCBs), designers can obtain faster prototypes and work in three dimensions. Plus, they’re no longer forced to buy additional boards they will never use. Several companies in the market are printing sensors, circuit boards, and more.
So personally hacking this by vector cutting the copper and 3d Printing the board.
Something related, here a Circuit Printer for 3500. This is not a sponsored post and I’ve never owned this. Circuit Board Prototyping Machine and this is why I’m hacking this!!
A 3D printer that prints circuit boards
Laser Cut PCB
Here are some promising techniques shown in this video.
Laser cutting PCBs here.
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