LPKF ProtoMat D104
ProtoMat with laser tool
LPKF ProtoMats have acquired a firm place in many development laboratories worldwide. They are the centerpiece of structuring close-to-production circuit boards – the circuit pattern comes about through negative milling of fully coated boards. In addition, these systems can drill holes, engrave enclosure covers or separate individual circuit boards from larger panels by contour milling.
LPKF is expanding its available range once more with the newly introduced ProtoMat D104. The 16th tool is a UV laser which is always used when the highest precision or exact circuit board geometry is required – for example, for contacting with highly integrated components or for HF circuits. The laser is also used with sensitive materials because it does not cause mechanical stresses.
Depending on the material, structures with a pitch of 200 µm (100 µm conductive track, 100 µm interval) can be mechanically implemented on FR4; the values drop to 80 µm pitch (50 µm conductive track, 30 µm interval) with the laser tool. The CircuitPro software included in the delivery automatically determines the optimal processing method from the standard layout data.
In addition, the LPKF ProtoMat D104 has a contactless tool depth setting and a vision system with measuring camera. It is positioned between the proven ProtoMats and the high-end ProtoLaser systems.