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None-clad PC material?
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None-clad PC material?

by shobley on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:17 pm

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy the PCB material (epoxy-glass) *without* copper clad?

I could use some for a project and it's way more environmentally sound to buy it unclad than to etch the copper off some regular board.

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Re: None-clad PC material?

by zener on Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:46 pm

Yes. It's called FR4 usually. I think there is also G10. We bought some once but I don't know where. You could try Tap Plastics. Or just search online.

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Re: None-clad PC material?

by mpeg2 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:01 pm

Good source is McMaster-Carr: http://www.mcmaster.com/#plastics/=61lriu
Link is to G-10/FR4 sheets. Reasonable prices & quick ship. I've used a bunch of this to make eyelet boards for tube guitar amps...

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Re: None-clad PC material?

by alex_dubinsky on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:50 pm

Un-clad FR4 is used in all 4+ layer PCBs. Therefore it exists in quantity, but is usually thin.

Go on Ebay and message the sellers selling copper-clad boards (especially the ones that sell many different kinds). They have access to more kinds of boards than they list.
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