PCB Fabrication

Solder Mask Technology

by:A-TECH      2020-12-08

Clear – not technically a color – is also a shade of selection for designers. And manufacturers also can synthesize different selections, such as purple, orange and even pink, from the three main colors – red, blue and yellow. Solder masks sometimes undergo a thermal curing stage after the PCB sample is defined, but LPSM masks may also be hardened in UV mild. HASL involves utilizing high-pressure water or vapor sprays known as developers to make the mask uniform on the floor. A solder bridge is a connection between two conducting parts of a board by way of a small, unintended blob or whisk of solder.


UV curable resin hardens when uncovered to ultra-violet mild and is, subsequently, a more good selection than thermal-cured masks supplies. You can use red, blue and black to mark different prototype stages of the design, after which decide on inexperienced or white for the final product. Nevertheless, white masks are often the primary selection for LED systems because they’re brighter than other PCB colours. Today, essentially the most widely used colors are pink, blue, black, white and yellow.


Can’t you do a tutorial the place the paint on the pads are milled? you want that file particularly you need a copper bottom mask. I’m going to repair one thing with Inkscape a beautiful and opensource vector graphics editor. Thank you very a lot on your answer, it is very interesting!


The gold surface generally resists these blends, but because of the truth that the gold thickness is simply 0.03–0.07 µm after ENIG, the result is that the gold surface is porous. Acids and oxidants can attack the less noble metals beneath the gold with a negative influence on solderability and reliability.


i was not conscious that solder is used to fill the cracks of the copper. In addition, chemical microetches, such as mixtures of acids with oxidants, aren't recommended.

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