Something to add to your wish list - 3D printer for PCBs

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by wayneh, May 16, 2017.

  1. wayneh

    Thread Starter Expert

    Sep 9, 2010
  2. StayatHomeElectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 25, 2008
    Printing multilayer boards. Pretty incredible.
  3. cmartinez

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 17, 2007
    GopherT and wayneh like this.
  4. Sensacell


    Jun 19, 2012
    Cool- but I could not find any meaningful data about it's REAL capabilities?

    What trace resistance can you expect? The FAQ is very vague about this...

    Can you solder these boards? Reflow compatible? the FAQ says yes...

    Thermal properties?

    The video teaser is filled with the usual breathless hype about the magic of technology and blah blah...
    Seems that any real specs are hidden behind a registration page.

    I'm sure this thing is useful in some cases, but like 3D printer parts, the output is only an approximation of the real thing.
    There are many critical situations where you need the performance of real copper and FR4, - $200K isn't going to fix that problem.
    I would say this is the situation in at least 70% of my designs.

    I can see management scratching their heads over why the engineering team rarely uses the expensive machine, and why all the gantt charts are off by weeks, because they assume that the magic machine really solves the problem.
  5. cmartinez

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 17, 2007
    I'm sure that not one in their right mind would buy a 200k machine like that without thoroughly testing it for their purposes first.
  6. N11778


    Dec 4, 2015
    Mike"eee" likes it, his has been working great now for two months.
    Anyway I like it too, will order one when it's comes down a bit in price:).
    Spark "eee"