What is Perfboard?

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gnomadix
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What is Perfboard?

Post by gnomadix » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Dear all,

I have recently been bought an UP! at work
I found printing on to Perfboard a much better solution that using Kapton tape
or sticky stuff

Does anyone one know what Perfboard is and where it can be bought from?

it seems to be probably PCB and has good heat retardent properties
(teflon coated?)
Any thoughts would be welcome

Thanks
Simon

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Re: What is Perfboard?

Post by doraemon » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:46 am

Should be made of garolite. Typical electronics supply store should carry it (e.g. Radio Shack, Fry's Electronics). You can also buy online from Mouser, Newark, Digi-key, or McMaster-Carr.

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Re: What is Perfboard?

Post by gnomadix » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:56 am

Thanks Doraemon

that's very useful to know

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Re: What is Perfboard?

Post by JuliaDee » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:32 pm

It is glass-reinforced epoxy, same as high-quality PCB's. Long ago, (and still today for extremely low-cost applications) PCB's were made of phenolic material like garolite, but today they're almost all glass-epoxy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FR-4

As doraemon said, it's available from major electronics distributors. The two best-known manufacturers are Vector and Twin Industries.

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Re: What is Perfboard?

Post by gnomadix » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:47 am

Thanks Juliadee and Doraemon

That's really helpful: I have an Up but I want
to use a big bit of Perfboard with my Reprap

Thanks
Simon

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Re: What is Perfboard?

Post by roller » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:47 pm

gnomadix wrote:Thanks Juliadee and Doraemon

That's really helpful: I have an Up but I want
to use a big bit of Perfboard with my Reprap

Thanks
Simon
Didn't work so well for me as it warped too much due to the bigger size of the sheet. Also, without the breakaway support it's not so nice to have hundreds of spikes sticking out of the bottom of you print. I went back to glass (Plain on one side and Kapton covered on the other side so I just have to flip to change from PLA to ABS.

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