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...that allows customers to select the platform, a laser cartridge or multiple cartridges, and accessories. Laser Uses Milling, Drilling, and Contour Routing Techniques. An easy-to-use, self-contained laser structuring system for printed circuit board (PCB) prototyping combines a laser with the milling...

...ultraprecision machining. Facilities include laser micromachining, micromachining, conventional EDM, multihead wirecut EDM, CNC ram-type EDM, CNC milling, Swiss-type automatic lathes, high-speed small-hole drilling, conventional machining, coating and finishing, and laser marking. Metal. MD&DI Web Site...

, Mountain View, CA 94043-2209. Laser microfabrication A company provides laser microfabrication and contract services for rapid prototyping and production needs. Features from customer-provided drawings or CAD files can be machined through various laser processes such as drilling, cutting...

...and fine cutting and drilling jobs. Pulse shaping and accurate metal joining require no filler material. Precision laser welding involves no heat distortion or filler materials and produces high yield strength. Stations with an average power of 250 W are capable of welding penetration of as much...

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  • Lasers give the cutting edge
    'Mechanical drills required for holes of 100 micron diameter are extremely expensive and they wear out after only a few thousand holes,' says Malcolm Gower, chairman of Exitech, which has pioneered a new laser drilling solution. The technique, which Exitech is selling to the PCB industry, combines the capabilities of a Yag laser and a carbon dioxide laser (see box) to produce a high-speed, accurate and economical tool .
  • An automatic optical inspection of drill point defects for micro-drilling
    The machine drilling method, being more widely employed and relatively inexpensive, is better suited for drilling holes through thick multi-layer PCBs . However, the diameters of machine-drilled holes are bigger than those made using laser drilling. Hence, tool manufacturers have devoted much effort to producing micro-drills of finer diameter [3].
  • Excimer laser micromachining of glass substrates
    Laser material processing is one of several tools commercially used for PCB manufacture which can produce accurate features below 150 µm. For conventional substrate materials (e.g. FR4), CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers are commonly used for the drilling of microvias as they can efficiently remove the polymer and glass fibres.
  • Scientific.Net: Materials Science
    Thin Laser Weld Seam Feature Extraction on Industrial Production Line Tool Breakage Feature Extraction in PCB Micro-Hole Drilling Using Vibration Signals .
  • Sub-microdrilling with ultrafast pulse laser interference
    ...application is in the drilling of microvias in printed circuit boards/printed wire boards ( PCB /PWB) and IC... Currently, laser - drilled vias range from 100 to 200 µm in diameter, with some speciality items requiring vias down to 25 µm in diameter [1]. Among the most widely known applications is the production of ink-jet printer nozzles. ...delivery systems, micro heat-pipes and heat exchangers, fuel injectors, chemical- reactor networks, and chemical-analysis tools .
  • LPKF Launches New Laser Structuring System For Producing RF, Microwave PCBs
    This system combines the milling, drilling , and contour routing capabilities of an advanced LPKF ProtoMat PCB plotter with the accuracy and precision of laser processing. The ProtoLaser 100 is ideal for producing RF and microwave boards on a variety of materials from... Plotter milling tools are changed automatically, so the system can operate unattended.
  • LPKF Launches New Laser Structuring System For Producing RF, Microwave PCBs
    This system combines the milling, drilling , and contour routing capabilities of an advanced LPKF ProtoMat PCB plotter with the accuracy and precision of laser processing. The ProtoLaser 100 is ideal for producing RF and microwave boards on a variety of materials from... Plotter milling tools are changed automatically, so the system can operate unattended.
  • Microvias: For Low Cost, High Density Interconnects > Microvias by Photoimaging
    The precise patterning capability offered by thermal direct imaging (TDI) may, in some cases, become an enabling capability for HDI PCB manufacturers; higher density and more complex parts can be accepted for production , thus enabling fabricators to shift a higher percentage of... It utilizes “best-fit�? registration of the imaged pattern to the drilled microvia holes on each individual... LDI also may be used for CO 2 laser drilling conformal mask generation. It is also a high-capability patterning tool for demanding controlled-impedance applications.
  • CR4 - Thread: CAM Program for Hitachi Laser Drilling Machine on PCB
    Re: CAM Program for Hitachi Laser Drilling Machine on PCB ...am a DEM (Do Everything My selves) fan and create my own optimizations and even tool paths. With Pascal and now Delphi (or anything) I calculate, sort and produces a tool path which can...
  • Industrial applications of laser micromachining
    • R. S. Patel, T. F. Redmond, C. Tessler, D. Tudryn and D. Pulaski, "Via production benefits from excimer laser tools ," Laser Focus World (Jan 1996). With fewer process steps than other methods, laser- drilling is regarded as the most versatile, ro... • H. Holden, "Microvia PCB 's:the next generation of substrates & packages," Future Circuits International...
  • Geometric optimization of micro drills using Taguchi methods and response surface methodology
    In several techniques to perform machining on PCBs , such as mechanical machining, laser , plasma, or chemical machining, mech- anical machining delivers higher-quality product, great productivity, and economical efficiency, compared with the other methods.2 Furthermore, it can also cope with a... ...6 made use the analysis of variance (ANOVA) and response surface methodology on drilling of hybrid metal... Also reliability in producing Halogen free PCBs was studied by Lee.7 Ueng8 suggested As size of machining tools decrease, result trends come out differently with conventional macro-size machining.
  • Foresight Vehicle: Large Area Flexible Circuits for Automotive Applications Manufacturing Technology - A Review of Process Options
    Hole drilling - The normal way of forming the holes in rigid PCBs is drilling and in volume production this utilizes CNC drilling equipment; as in the case of profiling using routing equipment, this is not compatible with reel to reel operation and... ...piercing - A method compatible with high volume production is the use of press tools equipped with an... Hole piercing with lasers - The use of a programmed laser system to pierce the holes in flexible...
  • Organic optical waveguide fabrication in a manufacturing environment
    To attach the Optical waveguide assemblies to the PCB , EI developed a process using the core photomask and laser operations to define fiducials at the ends of the optical paths. After the waveguide production , this hole is defined in the copper markers by an etch process, using... Once the copper markers have been etched the substrates are put upside down into an ESI Flex 5330 Laser Drill /Profile tool at EI.
  • New products
    LPKF Laser & Electronics announces the new ProtoLaser 100, an easy-to-operate high-performance laser structuring system for printed circuit board prototyping that combines the milling, drilling , and contour routing capabilities of an advanced LPKF ProtoMat® PCB plotter. The ProtoLaser 100 is ideal for producing high-quality RF and microwave boards on a variety of... Plotter milling tools are changed automatically, so the system can operate unattended.
  • Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture IV
    ...C., Zhong, T.X.: A hybrid-coded genetic algrithm based optimisation of non- productive paths in CN... Yu, W., Fu, J., Chen, Z.: Approach optimizing tool paths arrangement based on genetic algorithm. Zhang, L., Wu, T.: Path optimization on laser drilling based on genetic algorithm. Qu, J., Xiao, S.: PCB drilling path optimization based on ant-coIony aIgorithm.


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