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Prototyping of Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Published on: 05/01/2015

Flexible and Efficient Tool for Prototying

Lasers have proven themselves optimally suited for prototyping across a range of industries, principally on account of their incredible flexibility as a production and manufacturing tool. With a Trotec Speedy Flexx laser, users are not only capable of conducting new and cutting edge applications, but of completing them in a cost and time-effective manner. Recently, it has even become possible to cut and engrave a flexible printed circuit board in a single process step. The copper is engraved with the fiber laser, while the polyester is cut with CO₂. This allows for the easy and efficient production of prototypes of printed circuits boards.

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Maxximum Flexxibility with the Speedy Flexx Series

Owing to its unque combination of two laser sources in a single machine, the Trotec Speedy Flexx series allows access to an endless list of applications in a quick and convenient way. Where the CO₂ laser source is the right tool for cutting and engraving plastics, wood, rubber, leather, etc. the Fiber is a perfect compliment, able to mark metals and plastics with ease. Depending on the material, the two laser sources are activated alternately, ensuring maximum "flexxibility" across all applications.

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Trotec Speedy 100 Flexx at Opendot in Milan

The first FabLab was started in 2002 by Neil Gershenfeld at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since then, FabLab has developed into a fast-growing, world-wide movement.
For the 2015 Fab Academy, Opendot Milan has incorporated a Trotec Speedy 100 flexx, which has already been put to use in the production of flexible printed circuit boards, and untold prototypes to come.

Prototyping PCBs at Opendot

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