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Rapid Multilayer PCB Prototyping Centre
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Rapid Multilayer PCB Prototyping Centre

£4,495.00

This device is a revolutionary Rapid PCB Multilayer Prototpying Centre and is an automated personal desktop Electronic circuit board factory for producing and manufacturing fully functional Electronic circuits using SMT or Through hole components in a matter of minutes.

Allowing faster and more affordable PCB prototyping than ever before on dual layers producing repeatable and reliable results without all the mess and complication experienced in the traditional methods of PCB prototyping.

 Just like a 3D Printer, our small PCB circuit board printer allows you to prototype in minutes instead of weeks, all at the click of a button. After installation, you are guided through a seamless process that will take you from a bare substrate to a fully assembled and functional multilayer printed circuit board in a matter of minutes with automated Pick and Place now featuring multi layer circuit board capability (Currently 2 Layers)

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The Rapid PCB Prototyping Production Centre uses three interchangeable heads

Welcome to the era of rapid  PCB prototyping

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Print

With the Rapid Prototyping centre Using an inkjet print head and a revolutionary  low resistivity conductive ink,  Electronic circuit traces are fabricated in just a few minutes on a wide variety of stiff and flexible substrates such as FR4, Kapton or PET film.

Instead of either waiting for weeks, spending large budgets for factory-made PCBs or using traditional in house Etching techniques with expensive equipment and hazardous chemicals with the Circuit board centre Gerber or image files (JPEG, BMP, PNG) are transferred into the Circuit Board Centres web interface and circuit traces can be immediately printed on to a wide variety of different substrates in minutes.  The circuit board centre opens up endless possibilities with printing flexible circuits for lighting on clear films, creating flexible wiring harnesses or teaching your students the fine art of digital design – all of this is possible.

Now also featuring multilayer circuit board capability using a combination of conductive ink and insulating ink cartridges (Cured with the integral UV Exposure Unit) This  utilisation of technology gives multi layer circuit board functionality allowing increased printed circuit board complexity on a smaller footprint.

Gluing

Using the Extruder tool head,  solder paste or conductive glue is laid automatically down on to the printed or pre-fabricated boards in minutes. The Pick and Place takes your shaky hands out of the equation so you can get perfect circuits every time. Using unique 2-part epoxies or stick to solder paste or off-the-shelf products durable flexible circuits are created.   pcbtrace conductive silver ink

Powerful on board software is used to customize the extrusion profile to optimize solder ‘dot’ size and volume.

The pasting algorithm calculates the amount of paste needed for each component by analyzing the shape of the pads.

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Pick-and-place then heat cure

With the Pick-and-Place toolhead, there is no end to what you can create. Custom-shaped LED arrays? Flexible Arduinos? Hyper-light Drones? If you can think it, you can make it. Before this revolutionary device was available, assembling these sorts of complex and compact electronic designs required infinite patience, careful hands and a magnifying glass. Now the solution is simple – design and drag-and-drop your “Centroid and Rotation” file into the web-based software, place your components in the tray and pick-and-place every part in the right spot. With a the Circuit Board Centre at your workbench, placing SMT components doesn’t seem like such a chore any more!

The Pick and Place features on-board computer featuring machine camera vision.  Offset and rotation errors are therefore automatically corrected before picking and place of every component. This ensures Electronic circuits constructed reliably each and every time.

Solder paste or Epoxy is then heat cured via the Heat bed which is accurately controlled with the onboard PID controller

 

Powerful onboard Software

We make it easy

The Circuit Board Centre places the knowledge built over decades by the PCB industry in your hands. It provides a smooth and reliable process for electronic circuit manufacturing from your desk. In order to provide the right user experience the circuit centre relies on an on-board computer featuring an ARM Cortex-A8 procesor with two real time controllers, SIMD and GPU acceleration.

There is no manual, as every step of the process is explained using pictures and animations. All you need to do is connect to the the Device via Ethernet or WiFi and use your browser to interface with the machine – no need to install additional software. Even better: The Squink gets smarter every week with software updates accessible at the click of a button.

Build smart devices with a smart device!

All in one package allowing you to immediately start manufacturing multilayer PCB boards from the comfort of your desk, package includes:-

1x Multilayer Rapid PCB Prototyping Machine

  • 1x Multilayer Rapid PCB Protyping Machine
  • 1x Multilayer Print Head
  • 1x Multilayer Software (free updates)
  • 1x Paste Dispenser Head
  • 1x Sandpaper, Grit 600
  • 1x Conductive Glue Bundle
  • 1x Pick and Place Head
  • 1x Multilayer Supply Package comprising :-

1x Advanced Ink Cartridge

1x Insulating Ink Cartridge

20x FR-4 boards (6″ x 6″)

10x Kapton sheets (6″ x 6″)

 

Specifications

Maximum circuit size 6″ x 6″
Minimum feature size (Line width)
Minimum line spacing
10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended
10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended
Minimum package size 0603 (in) for two terminal packages (resistors, capacitors, etc)
SOIC for ICs
Automatic placing of through-hole component is not currently supported
Machine size 17.5 x 17.5 x 15 in   (45 x 45 x 38 cm)
Machine weight 30 lbs  (13.6 kg)
Total assembly time
(4″ x 4″ boards, 15 elements)
Around 30 minutes
Cost of fabrication
(no components included)
(4″ x 4″ board, 15 elements)
£2.00 or less

Standard Conductive Ink

Number of Layers 1
Resistivity 50 mOhms/sq as measured
Supported materials Photopaper and coated Transparency Film

Advanced Conductive Ink

Resistivity 40 mOhms/sq as measured (Print multiple passes to reduce resistivity)
Supported materials FR-4 and Kapton

Maximum and recommended currents for various trace widths
Conductive Silver ink on Photopaper substrate

Trace width Max current @5V Recommended current @5V
10 mil (0.25 mm) 380 mA 250 mA
20 mil (0.5 mm) 650 mA 455 mA
30 mil (0.75 mm) 900 mA 630 mA
40 mil (1 mm) 1.2 A 840 mA
50 mil (1.25 mm) 1.4 A 980 mA
100 mil (2.5 mm) 1.8A 1.26 A