- Published in issue 5/2006 on page 0
PCB Production in the Fast Lane
Prototype boards: quick turnaround manufacture, milling or etch-it-yourself?
Once the design of a circuit has reached the point where the PCB CAD data file has been produced, a physical board is usually wanted as soon as possible so that a oneoff unit or laboratory prototype can be assembled and tested. In this article we look how to choose between the various alternative routes to manufacture and survey their advantages and disadvantages.