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   * The ProtoMat will pause at a step called "​Dismount Material"​. ​   * The ProtoMat will pause at a step called "​Dismount Material"​. ​
-  * Once it reaches that point, remove the substrate from the ProtoMat and click "​Abort"​ in the Wizard.+  * Once it reaches that point, remove the substrate from the ProtoMat and click "​Abort"​ in the Wizard. ​(Note that in the electroplater training video, we don't do this, but doing this will save you some time if you follow these guides.)
   * Continue with Step 2.   * Continue with Step 2.
  
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 //Quick Plating Tips//: //Quick Plating Tips//:
-  * If you would like to adjust the plating time, ask a PI to put you in touch with an MPI.+  * Adjusting the plating time can be done if you need a different thickness of copper rather than the standard 18um. If you would like to adjust the plating time, contact the MPIs at <​hive-pcb@ece.gatech.edu>​.
   * Do not let your substrate sit in the bath (any bath) for very long after the timer runs out.   * Do not let your substrate sit in the bath (any bath) for very long after the timer runs out.
   * If the machine throws an error on startup, it’s likely a bath needs to be topped off. Get a PI to help.   * If the machine throws an error on startup, it’s likely a bath needs to be topped off. Get a PI to help.
-  * After bath 3 (activator):​ +  * Don't forget to stir bath 3 prior to use! At least 3 minutes, about 200 end-to-end strokes
-    * Swipe a “reasonable” amount off with squeegee (mostly just don’t want it dripping) +  * When rinsing after drying (after “bath 4”), scrub the copper surface with a sponge to remove as much of the dried activator off the copper as possible.
-    * Cure for 20+ mins at 150F. (Higher than this can cause the ink to bake into the copper.) +
-    * When rinsing after drying (after “bath 4”), scrub the copper surface with a sponge to remove as much of the dried activator off the copper as possible.+
   * Scour around your fiducials after plating. It makes a noticeable difference to the laser.   * Scour around your fiducials after plating. It makes a noticeable difference to the laser.
  
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