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PCB Laser Structuring

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Published on Jun 14, 2010

The ProtoLaser S selectively ablates the copper layer from the substrate to create planned tracks and pad surfaces. Learn more: http://www.lpkf.com/products/rapid-pc...

The LPKF ProtoLaser S produces precise geometries on a whole range of substrates such as copper-clad FR4, aluminum-coated PET films, ceramics, Duroid and PTFE.

The laser machine is more precise than the mechanical systems and is therefore ideal for RF and microwave circuits, as well as digital and analog circuits.

Download the case study about how the Fraunhofer Institute uses the ProtoLaser S for HF applications: http://www.lpkf.com/knowledge-center/...

Comments • 15

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
The wavelength of our lasers is 1064 nm, which is equal to infra-red. The wavelength of the ProtoLaser U3 is one third of this - 355 nm. Actually we are not using any photoresists. This is done by the user itself. The LDI is structuring the resist. Afterwards the exposed copper is being etched. You proceed like this with respect to very thin structures. The laserspot is only about 1µm.
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Quick Goddard
It's a shame that machine costs around 75.000 USD
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Robonza
How much more conductive does the FR4 become where the copper has been removed?
Eartheart Baratheon
What is the wavelength of this laser? It seems you did not specify that in your brochure. And apart from that, which photoresists do you use when structuring PCBs with your ProtoLaser LDI product? It looks incredible I have to admit :)
Famous Artist Music
yeah, it will be too much. We can convert our desktop cnc machines to do nearly this. The accuracy of that laser is pretty amazing tho.
Daedronus
You know what they say, if you have to ask then it is too much.
CxC2007
but this cuts the copper ?? or just mark the surface ??
nanogear
Can this machine works with flex pcb??
Jim Franklin
at 0:44 wow I want one for home! 
Diego Marques
What's the best resolution for the tracks, in th (mil)?
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