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LPKF ProtoLaser 3D

LPKF ProtoLaser 3D

Structuring 3D Circuits

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Modern electronics products are showing a trend towards smaller size, greater complexity,
and more functions. Extension of the interconnect pattern into the third dimension adds new
potential – and laser direct structuring (LDS) is the leading technology in this field. With the
ProtoLaser 3D, LPKF offers an economical and efficient laser system that accelerates
prototyping of three-dimensional substrates. It was developed especially for LDS prototyping but is based on the proven ProtoLasers used for PCB prototyping

Flexible Laser Machining

The work platform with dimensions of 500 mm x 500 mm has a z-axis travel of 200 mm. A pilot laser and a powerful vision system aid in structuring. The laser optical components in the ProtoLaser 3D correspond to those used in the LDS production systems. The LDS design rules also apply to the prototyping process.

The ProtoLaser 3D imports data from conventional layout programs and is supplied with the powerful LPKF CircuitPro 3D CAM software. A simple, low-cost workpiece fixture can be used for structuring because no mechanical stresses are created in the process. The vision system detects fiducials and part contours and significantly simplifies structuring in different positions.


Prototype 3D-Circuits in Your Own Lab

Technical Data
LPKF ProtoLaser 3D
Laser class 1
Structuring area (X x Y x Z) 100 mm x 100 mm x 40 mm
(3.9” x 3.9” x 1.6”)
Max. material size (X x Y x Z) 300 mm x 300 mm x 130 mm
(11.8” x 11.8” x 5.1”)
Fixturing base plate (X x Y) 500 mm x 500 mm
(19.7” x 19.7”)
Z travel of the base plate 200 mm (7.8”), software controlled
Accuracy* ± 25 μm (1 Mil)
Laser wave length IR range
Laser pulse frequency 10 - 100 kHz
3D structuring speed 1 000 mm/s (39.4”/s) a
Diameter of focused laser beam 50 μm ± 5 μm (1.7 Mil ± 0.2 Mil)
Software LPKF CircuitPro 3D (included)
Features Vision system in the optical axis of the laser beam with LED illumination,
automatic suction control, controlled filter
System dimensions (W x H x D) 880 mm x 1 820 mm x 720 mm
(34.6” x 71.7” x 28.3”), height with open door
Weight 300 kg (661.4 lbs), without exhaust unit
Operating conditions
Power supply 110/230 V, 50/60 Hz, 1,25 kW
Ambient temperature 22 °C ± 2 °C (71.6 °F ± 4 °F)
Humidity < 60 % non-condensing
Cooling Air-cooled (internal cooling cycle)
Hardware und software requirements Internal PC, Windows 7, 1 x external USB, 1 x internal USB, 1 x DVI (included)
Required accessories Exhaust unit

* Calibrated scanfield
a Depending on material and laser beam parameters

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