Tackling Printed Circuit Boards
Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution Printed Circuit Cleaning Brushes thoroughly and uniformly clean copper laminates for production of fine-line circuitry. With this brush, you can clean the printed circuit board by ridding it of unwanted contaminants and preparing it for the uniform adhesion of solder mask and solder resist. Combining mineral with non-woven nylon fibers and resin makes for a strong yet responsive abrasive that can offer a consistent cut. The uniform scratch pattern helps both with coating adhesion and appearance.
Consumer demand for parts containing printed circuit boards, such as electronic devices, has made protecting these workpieces against soils, contaminants and moisture even more important. One of the ways operators protect circuit boards is by cleaning it and applying coatings that will protect it from wear. Still, messy time-consuming methods, requiring various compounds, are often used. As part of a mechanical cleaning system, Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution Printed Circuit Cleaning Brushes offer an alternative solution to these chemicals. Moreover, they help reduce hazardous waste treatment systems required for pumice slurry or chemical cleaning systems.
Scotch-Brite™ High Resolution PC Cleaning Brushes are composed of tightly compressed, resin-bonded Scotch-Brite™ discs. The construction provides consistent, aggressive cleaning action for various applications, including: cleaning heavy oxide from laminates, cleaning prior to dry film resist and solder mask and surface conditioning on drilled or punched holes.
Scotch-Brite™ printed circuit brushes provide proper surface conditioning for all phases of PC board production from heavy oxide removal to final board brightening. They help produce the best quality boards while contributing to lower production costs. Additionally, they’re available in a range of grades and minerals to help operators find the right brush for their unique project needs.
The Many Benefits of Open Web Abrasives
Non-woven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives unique. A combination of fiber strands, resin, and abrasive mineral forms a thick, open web. The spring-like nature of the fibers responds to contours and effectively removes unwanted burrs, soils and contaminants while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece, which in turn reduces rework and boosts productivity. Gaps in the web allow swarf to escape, so debris does not clog the mineral. Fibers in the web continually break down with use to reveal fresh mineral for exceptional consistency, superior cut performance, and extremely long service life.
Scotch-Brite™ products not only enhance productivity, but also increase operator safety by reducing the need for cleaning chemicals and pastes, and replacing wire brushes that can break off and cause injury. From aesthetic finishing to weld blending, deburring, and more, Scotch-Brite abrasives work fast and deliver consistent results, part after part.