Difference between revisions of "Project:PCB Making/Cupric chloride etchant"
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Ferric Chloride is convenient for small projects, but it is used up and disposal is a pain. An alternative is an etchant that can be regenerated by adding HCl and bubbling air through it.
- CuCl etching
- Etching with Air Regenerated Acid Cupric Chloride
- Yahoo - Homebrew PCBs
- A better etching solution (Instructables)
I understand from some sources that adding HCl to Ferric Chloride will also regenerate it and eventually the etchant changes to CuCl as above. I don't know how carefully that procedure needs to be managed, or whether it's better to start directly with the CuCl bath.
I've set up a bath using this system but still need to get some experience with it. Poke me for details. --Artag 13:00, 21 July 2010 (UTC)