Developing Projects and Enhancing Students’ Experience
Inhouse-PCB Prototyping at Shippensburg University
Shippensburg University has been using LPKF laboratory equipment since 2012. The machines for the complete in-house production of printed circuit boards enable both students and scientists to carry out teaching, research and development assignments. Read the user report from the university to learn more.
University Bochum SolarCars
In the SolarCar project at Bochum University, vehicles such as the innovative SunCruiser PowerCore, which is powered solely by solar energy, are being developed. The printed circuit boards for the sophisticated electronic circuits in the car require numerous plated through-holes. LPKF ProConduct enabled the team to use a few large PCBs, instead of numerous small PCBs, and allowed for through-hole plating of all holes in a parallel process within a narrow timeframe.
The application report documents how ProConduct, as an easy-to-use chemical-free process, facilitates rapid in-house prototyping. Because the SolarCar project strives to develop a vehicle approved for road use, the fail-safe signal transmission was another important point in favor of ProConduct.
PCB Prototyping-Line of the University of Craiova
The Department of Mechatronics and Robotics, Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics of the University of Craiova, Romania is using an LPKF production line from a ProtoMat to a reflow-oven ProtoFlow for the development and manufacturing of mobile robots. The circuit boards are manufactured much faster than before in their own laboratory.
Refurbishing an Old Lamp with the LPKF ProtoMat E4
ELAB is an electronics laboratory for students of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Aachen. In the ELAB, the students have many high-quality measuring devices, tools, a 3D printer and the LPKF ProtoMat E44 circuit board plotter at their disposal.
Recently, the students equipped an old train conductor’s lamp with the latest technology. The ProtoMat E44 has successfully contributed to one of the main components of the revised lamp: The new circuit board.
Modernization of Childhood Play – LPKF ProtoMat E44 Reduces Development Time
University students were challenged to develop and produce a game of "Schollenspiel" (floe game), in which a player has to memorize a path given by points of light on the playing field and follow it after the points of light have gone out. The students had to produce the game in just three weeks including iteration stages. This challenge could only be mastered by the fast and flexible creation of prototypes and small series by means of an LPKF ProtoMat E44 circuit board plotter.
PCB Prototyping for Microsatellite Systems
The Center of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technology (CNTS-TUM) of the Technical University of Moldova started developing its own satellite. Since the satellite project requires a large number of high-precision, complex printed circuit boards, the CNTS-TUM decided to use an LPKF ProtoMat S103 circuit board plotter.
Closing the Terahertz Gap at the Speed of Laser
For many years, the terahertz range was something akin to an episode of The Outer Limits.
Directly between the microwave and infrared spectrums lurked this mysterious electromagnetic range that was capable of.