Tabletop system for laser structuring of printed circuit boards
- Precise geometries, best repeat accuracy
- Compact as tabletop system and safe: laser class 1
- For almost all common PCB materials
- On-demand production of customer-specific small batches
- Intelligent, intuitive system software
Fast processing, wide range of materials, reliable process results in the lab!
The LPKF ProtoLaser ST enables efficient prototyping of complex digital and analog circuits, RF and microwave PCBs. The laser system achieves precise geometries on almost any material and is ideal for patterning single or double-sided PCBs, antennas, filters and many applications where precise steep edges are required.
With additional equipment, the LPKF ProtoLaser ST is also suitable for the production of multilayer components. The vacuum table also allows flexible materials and foils to be freely positioned and precisely held.
Easy-to-use thanks to powerful software
The latest generation of the powerful CircuitPro CAM and machine software is data preparation and system control in one. CircuitPro is optimally tuned for further processing of substrates prepared with an LPKF ProtoMat. Together with the integrated camera system, the software enables exact positioning of the pre-drilled and cut-out PCBs.
Compact and efficient
The first tabletop laser system requires only a power outlet and compressed air. In operation, the LPKF ProtoLaser ST, which has a granite base, complies with laser class 1; thus, no further protective measures are required.
LPKF systems for Laser Structuring
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.