Portland, OR, May 2019 — LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will be demonstrating its entirely new line of in-house rapid PCB prototyping equipment at the IMS 2019 exhibition, which takes place June 4th – 6th at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA. This 4th generation of the S-series in-house rapid PCB prototyping equipment, capable of creating traces and spacing as small as 100 μm (4 mil), includes a solid granite-based construction, automated fiducial alignment camera, ceramic base vacuum table, solder paste dispensing and 2.5D pocket milling capabilities as standard features on the new 60,000 RPM ProtoMat S64 model. The ProtoMat S104 model adds a higher speed 100,000 RPM variable speed spindle motor and high-precision copper thickness sensor probe as additional standard features which are ideal for more sensitive materials such as PTFE or ceramic filled PTFE for RF/MW applications. With an automatic tool change and depth sensor, the cut depth can be precisely and automatically controlled with zero operator interaction – the first truly set-it-and-forget-it automated PCB prototyping machines ever.
Additionally, LPKF will showcase the first-ever table-top version of the popular ProtoLaser series; the ProtoLaser ST. The ProtoLaser ST is a compact rapid prototyping laser system. The advanced laser technology and optics result in shortened development time and simple data handling for rapid surface metal removal, making the ProtoLaser ST an ideal solution for RF and microwave PCBs and a complementary partner to any ProtoMat mechanical milling system.
For more information on LPKF’s latest PCB prototyping solutions, stop by booth #1224 to see a live demonstration at the 2019 IMS Expo, or visit www.lpkfusa.com.