[sdiy] PCB Panels

Sarah Thompson plodger at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 00:59:08 CEST 2018


I've done it. It works pretty well. You have to be mindful of stiffness,
but that depends a lot on what you have on the back bolted through it.

On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 5:53 PM, Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I did a couple runs of aluminum PCB material with All PCB (allpcb.com).
> For prototyping, good enough, but the tolerances were sloppy.  In one case
> I had a bit shaved off the last inch or so of one side -- enough that you'd
> see a noticeable gap with two panels next to each other.  In the other
> case, the silkscreen was smeary.  In both cases, the mounting holes were
> kinda sloppy too.
>
> I was putting silkscreen on the aluminum side (back side), perhaps going
> onto the mask side it would be better, but the sloppy holes and other
> tolerances are such that I don't think I'm going to do any real runs like
> this.
>
> I've also done one run of regular PCB material panels with OSH, but
> they're not someone I'd do bulk orders with due to cost.  The results were
> very nice (though purple).
>
> Pete
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 5:39 PM, Chris McDowell <declareupdate at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone here tried doing panels with PCBs? I've had metalphoto screw
>> up enough orders that I'm ready to try something else! They're not
>> -terrible- but they can't guarantee a tight tolerance and it always bugs me
>> at least, drives me nuts at the most.
>>
>> If you've given it a shot, where has it worked out for you?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
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