PCB

Enabling Technology: Rapid Prototyping Equipment

Our group has a wide range of high-end prototyping equipment including: 3D printers, Laser Micro-machining systems, Laser Cutters, Micro-milling, PCB Fabrication Tools, Large Format CNC, 3D Laser Scanning Arms and more. These tools complement those provided by the cleanroom facilities in the Scottish Microelectronics Centre and allow us to make completely novel integrated systems.

Our equipment was used to pilot the University of Edinburgh Fablab+, which is now on hold while we review the long-term future of the project. You can read all about the project in the University of Edinburgh's Infinite Magazine

FabLab

Laser cutter

Laser Cutter
Model: Fusion 32
Manufacturer: Epilog
Specifications: 60W CO2 Working area 812x508mm (32"x20")
Applications: marking, engraving, screen printing, press-fit construction

UV laser-micromachining system

Laser Cutter
Model: Protolaser U3
Manufacturer: LPKF
Specifications: Wavelength 355 nm, Working area 229 x 305 x 10 mm (9” x 12” x 0.4”)
Applications: Structure laminated substrates, Cutting rigid, flex-rigid and flexible materials, Drilling and machining ceramics, Structuring TCO/ITO, etc.

PCB Milling machine

Milling Machine
Model: ProtoMat S103
Manufacturer: LPKF
Specifications: 100 000rpm spindle, Working area 229 x 305 x 35 mm (9” x 12” x 1.4”)
Applications: Structuring laminated substrates, Cutting rigid, flex-rigid and flexible materials, Drilling

Micro-milling machine

Milling Machine
Model: Roland MDX 20
Manufacturer: Roland
Specifications: 10W, 6500rpm spindle, Working area 220 x 160 x60.5 mm (8-5/8” x 16-1/4” x 2-3/8")
Applications: End Milling and Drilling of Wood, Plastic, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood

Large format CNC machine

Milling Machine
Model: ShopBot PRS Alpha 96-60
Manufacturer: PRS Alpha
Specifications: 2.2kW, 20 000rpm spindle, Working area 2440 x 1520 x 150mm ( 96"x 60"x 6")
Applications: Large scale models, Mouldings, architectural elements, furniture elements

Soluble Support 3D Printer

3D Printer
Model: uPrint
Manufacturer: Stratasys
Specifications: ABS plastic with support Working area 203 x 152 x 152 mm (8 x 6 x 6")
Applications: Plastic parts 3D printing layer 0.254mm thick

Low-Cost 3D Printer

3D Printer
Model: Duplicator 4
Manufacturer: Wanhao
Specifications: PLA/ABS plastic with support Working area 225 x 145 x 150 mm, (8.9" x 5.7" x 5.9")
Applications: Plastic parts 3D printing layer 0.1-0.5mm thick

Metrology Equipment: Measuring touch probe and laser scanner

3D Printer
Model: Romer Absolute Arm - 7 Axis SI
Manufacturer: Hexagon Metrology
Specifications: 2.5m, Accur ± 0.038 mm
Applications: Quality control, installation and tolerance control , precise measurements, precise laser scanning, reverse engineering