flexx laser machine

Prototyping of flexible printed circuit boards

Published on: 05/01/2015 Author: Bernd Kerbl

Flexible and efficient tool for prototying

Lasers are optimally suited for the construction of prototypes in different industries because they are such a flexible tool.Trotec Speedy flexx laser enable applications which were not possible until now: cutting and engraving of flexible printed circuit boards can be accomplished in one process step. The copper is engraved with the fiber laser and the polyester is cut with the CO₂ laser. This allows for the easy and efficient production of prototypes of printed circuits boards.

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Maxximum flexxibility with Speedy flexx Series

The Speedy flexx series is unique. Thanks to two laser sources in one machine the operator can perform endless applications in a fast and easy way. The CO₂ laser source is the right tool for engraving and cutting plastics, wood, rubber, leather and many other material. For marking metals and plastics a fiber laser is used. Depending on the material, the two laser sources are activated alternately for the construction of prototypes of flexible printed circuit boards. The patented flexx function ensures maximum flexibility in 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, based in Milan, has a Trotec Speedy 100 flexx in use where experiments have already been carried out in the production of prototypes of flexible printed circuit boards.

Prototyping PCBs at Opendot