MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a global leader in specialty materials for electronics, will be hosting a series of free webinars covering the basics of building a printed circuit board. The series will begin Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:00 – 3:00pm EST and will run every Tuesday until November 17.

“Printed circuit boards are the foundation, the building blocks, for all modern electronic products. The long-term quality and reliability of any product is determined by the quality of the build. This series gives us an opportunity to connect with our customers and the PCB industry in a safe, yet informative environment during this pandemic”, comments Warren Kenzie, Technical Director North America Circuitry Solutions.

The series will be presented by the global MacDermid Alpha industry experts as well as outside speakers.

Week 1: Tuesday, October 27 1:00 – 3:00pm EST
Inner Layer to Lamination – Rich Retallick, MacDermid Alpha
• Inner Layer Pre-clean
• Imaging
• Develop – Etch – Strip
• Oxide & Oxide Replacement
• Materials Selection/Lamination – Rogers Materials
• Laser Drilling – Kurt Weber, Innolas Solutions

Week 2: Tuesday, November 3 1:00 – 3:00pm EST
Making Holes Conductive – Bill Bowerman, MacDermid Alpha
• Chemical Desmear
• Plasma – John Stubbe, TUC
• Electroless Copper Metallization
• Direct Metallization

Week 3: Tuesday, November 10 1:00 – 3:00pm EST
Plating – Rich Bellemare, MacDermid Alpha
• Outer Layer Imaging
• Pre-plate Cleaning
• DC Copper
• Pulse Copper
• Analyzing with CVS – Peter Bratin, ECI
• Via Fill and Via Plate
• Strip – Etch – Strip

Week 4: Tuesday, November 17 1:00 – 3:00pm EST
Final Finishes – John Swanson, MacDermid Alpha
• Measurement Using XRF – Rob Weber, Fischer
• Which Final Finish and Why
• OSP, Silver, Tin
• Assembly

For more information on the webinars or to register, please contact: or your local sales or service rep.

About MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions
Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. Find out more at