Cons Single use The printed circuit boards are intended for a single use. If you plan to use a different type of circuit it will be necessary to design a new board from scratch. There are some types of boards that give greater flexibility in use, such as the bread boards. Etching process isn’t environmentally friendly The etching process to produce the printed circuit boards rely on certain types of chemicals that can have a negative impact on the environment.

Updating isn’t possible Once the board has been printed by the computer, it isn’t possible to go back and make any changes. If extra parts or components are needed, it is necessary to reprint the entire design. This is certain to be inconvenient if you only intend to test a single component on the board.




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