The ProtoLaser LDI is a universal, high-resolution, table top laser direct imaging (LDI) system for prototyping on resist-covered substrates. A transferred image has even better defined edges compared to conventional lithography. With a working area of up to 100 x 100 mm on structures down to 1 μm, this is an ideal tool for microfluidic designs.
The UV laser based LPKF ProtoLaser LDI structures on UV resist-covered substrate – directly from CAD. So there is no need for expensive mask alignment equipment, and no need to wait for costly masks. The process can actually be utilized on different flat substrates without any special environment conditions. The substrate is simply inserted using a standard or custom designed cartridge. Also since the process is contact-less, there is no tool wear-out. Which results in no maintenance being necessary for years, virtually eliminating running costs. It makes this system a perfect, and very affordable, tool to produce and test the most daring designs.
Technical Specifications: ProtoLaser LDI
|Substrate Size||up to 100 x 100 mm (4" x 4")|
|Laser Wavelength||375 nm|
|Laser Spot Size (TEM00)||1 µm (0.04 Mil) and/or 3µm (0.12 Mil), software selectable|
|Laser Spot Positioning resolution||<1 nm|
|Writing Speed||Up to 100,000 spots per second|
|Structure Size||Down to 1 µm (0.04 Mil)|
|Data Input formats||DFX, Gerber, BMP|
|Power Supply||230 V/ 50 Hz, 100 VA|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||650 mm x 522 mm x 626 mm (25.6" x 20.6" x 24.6")|
|Machine weight||80 kg (176.4 lbs)|
|Camera||Integrated camera for sample alignment and inspection|
|Hardware and Software requirements||Windows 7, 32 bit or Windows XP, 32 bit with service pack 3, 1.3 Ghz processor or higher, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), 160 MB of available hard-disk space for installation, screen resolution min. 1024x768 pixels (1600 x 1050 recommended). In general higher computer performance results in shorter illumination process.|