Tabletop system for laser structuring of PCBs
- Exact geometries, best repeat accuracy
- Compact and safe as tabletop system: laser class 1
- For almost all common printed circuit board materials
- PCB prototyping and on-demand production of customer-specific small batch series
- Intelligent, intuitively operable system software
Tabletop Laser System
The perfect upgrade for your laboratory!
Fast processing, wide range of materials
Reliable process results in the laboratory! The LPKF ProtoLaser ST enables efficient prototyping of complex digital and analog circuits, RF and microwave circuit boards. The laser system achieves exact geometries on almost any material and is ideal for structuring single or double sided circuit boards, antennas, filters and many applications where precise, steep sidewalls are required.
With additional equipment, the LPKF ProtoLaser ST is also suitable for the production of multilayer components. The vacuum table even allows flexible materials and foils to be freely positioned and precisely held.
The latest generation of the powerful CAM and machine software CircuitPro is both data preparation and system control in one. CircuitPro is optimally designed for further processing of substrates prepared with an LPKF ProtoMat. Together with the integrated camera system, the software enables the exact positioning of the pre-drilled and cut-out PCBs.
Compact and economical
The first table-top laser system requires only a power socket and compressed air. In operation, the LPKF ProtoLaser ST, which has a granite base, corresponds to laser class 1; no further protective measures are required.
Overview LPKF ProtoLasers
Thanks to the specific wavelength of the UV laser, the ProtoLaser U4 can structure, engrave and cut materials in a single operation. This laser system is stable in the lower power range so that even thin and organic layers can be processed with minimal heat transfer.
Laser ablation with practically no heat transfer: The shorter the processing pulse, the less heat is transferred to the adjacent material. The picosecond laser of the ProtoLaser R4 clears - an important hurdle falls: There is no more heat transfer to speak of, with the material struck by the laser evaporating right away.
The compact laser system produces precise, fine structures for demanding PCBs in a very short time. Using a special process, the ProtoLaser S4 quickly removes large copper areas from laminated substrates such as FR4. The ProtoLaser S4 also delivers excellent results on special materials for RF applications.
The LPKF ProtoLaser ST tabletop laser system enables efficient prototyping of complex digital and analog circuits, RF and microwave circuit boards. The system achieves exact geometries on almost any material and is ideal for structuring single or double sided circuit boards.