Attaching Components

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The Argentum printer allows engineers/makers/hackers to prototype circuits onto entirely new materials. These new materials can allow for entirely new properties, including the ability to cut and shape them, flexibility, decomposability and many more.

The industry standard for attaching electrical components to traditional PCBs has always been to use some form of solder. Unfortunately soldering requires dangerous chemicals (lead for leaded solder, Bismuth for unleaded solder & flux flumes for both), dangerous temperatures & some prior training. Soldering is still used because it makes a very reliable mechanical & electrical connection but is entirely incompatible with some new substrates.

For this reason we have begun to experiment with some alternative methods of attaching components both mechanically and electrically (as well as providing substrates that can be soldered to as normal). Click on the name of each technique for more details.

Name Symbol Description
Soldering
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Soldering is the well tried and true method that is used in all of the electronics you are currently using to read this. It's reliable, strong, able to be automated & relatively easy to do once you've had some practice.
Silver Conductive Epoxy
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Soldering is the well tried and true method that is used in all of the electronics you are currently using to read this. It's reliable, strong, able to be automated & relatively easy to do once you've had some practice.
Z-Axis Tape
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Soldering is the well tried and true method that is used in all of the electronics you are currently using to read this. It's reliable, strong, able to be automated & relatively easy to do once you've had some practice.

Pages in category "Attaching Components"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.