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The Importance of Copper Weight in Prototype PCB Manufacturing

Written by Economic Development Jobs on September 6, 2016. Posted in Printed circuit boards, Prototype pcb

Prototype circuit boards

Copper thefts are on the rise. There were approximately 13,000 reported incidents where copper was stolen between 2006 and 2008. That number nearly tripled to more than 32,000 between 2010 and 2012. The increase in copper theft is attributed to its price. Copper is currently valued at over $3 per pound. Globally, copper thefts exceed $1 billion every year. All printed circuit boards (PCBs) use copper. This is the reason the weight of the copper that is used in the prototype PCB manufacturing process.

One of the most important parts of PCB fabrication is the copper. The original metal that was used for the wiring in electronics was brass. It was replaced by copper by the 1950