Roller Tining For PCB's

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by RodneyB, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. RodneyB

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    I am trying to build a roller tinning machine. I make my own PCB's and have the whole process working to my satisfaction until I get to the tinning.

    Currently we are pasting the board with flux and running a soldering Iron over the copper tracks with solder. It works yes butnot very even and I have seen pictures of roller tinned boards which have such a nice finish.

    I am awarethere is a chemical that can be purchased but in Zimbabwe it is not available so not an option.

    Assistance willbe appreciated.


  2. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    Why do you want to tin your board? You can get plastic sprays that can be used to seal the copper and prevent oxidation. These coatings are also solderable. So at least for through hole components. You can coat the board then solder it
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    ^^ yep NO point in tinning a DIY pcb. Its added time for no benefit.