Beta LAYOUT opbygger 3D-MID produktionslinje og tilbyder gratis designsoftware
Beta LAYOUT, der bl.a. er kendt for den såkaldte PCB-POOL prototype-produktionsservice, har opbygget avanceret 3D MID produktionslinje. Samtidig lanceres verdens første gratis 3D-MID designsoftware (in english).PCB manufacturer and electronics service provider Beta LAYOUT is expanding its capabilities by introducing a 3D-MID production line. 3D-MIDs (Mechatronic Integrated Devices) technology complements conventional circuit board technology and is used by the industry for space-saving circuit carrier solutions.
LDS (laser direct structuring) is used combined with a galvanic production line which is specifically developed for plating copper on 3D printed parts. The LDS process is accomplished with an LPKF Microline 3D 160i direct image structuring machine.
The newly installed metallization system is suitable for prototype production and plating of LDS components. The electroplating machinery required for production was obtained from Laser Micronics GmbH, who since November 2016 no longer provide 3D-MID as a service.
Beta LAYOUT therefore offers a complete service for three-dimensional circuit carriers from one source as well as laser structuring. Through the PCB-POOL website, customers can request a price quotation for 3D MID prototypes based on laser-sintered 3D printing, including component assembly.
Free 3D-MID design software
Beta LAYOUT has also announced the world's first free 3D-MID design software. The latest TARGET 3001! V18 PCB-POOL edition includes an integrated 3D-MID function enabling schematic creation and the ability to place circuitry on already created 3D step file data. This is the first free ECAD software for designing electronic circuits on three-dimensional circuit carriers and is now available to download here.
About Beta LAYOUT
Beta LAYOUT was founded in 1989 as a service provider for printed circuit board design. Today, Beta LAYOUT GmbH not only produces and supplies printed circuit board prototypes, high-tech PCBs, and small series according to the PCB-POOL shared-cost principle at three locations in Germany, but also laser-cut SMD stencils, front panels including laser engraving and colour printing, 3D prints and 3D MID prototyping. The BETA eSTORE offers tools and accessories for prototype PCB assembly.
Beta LAYOUT also offers the embedding of RFID chips in printed circuit boards, and SMT/THT assembly. Beta LAYOUT, with its headquarters in Aarbergen/Germany and further locations in Ireland, France, and the USA, has more than 180 employees. Beta LAYOUT GmbH is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and UL-certified. This guarantees a quality standard that is required by worldwide operating industrial enterprises.