- Published in issue 11/1994 on page 64
Printed circuit board production
When the English edition of Elektor (as it was then called) was initiated nearly 20 years ago, it was probably the first European electronics hobby magazine to offer ready-made printed circuit boards to its readers. PCS were then designed by hand, and produced in a fairly primitive way. Today's production process consists of very advanced, high-tech, and almost completely automated, operations. The changes in the industrial PCB production process have occurred mainly as a result of large-scale automation, and, of course, by the strict regulations set up in respect of the environment.