Revolutionary technology to produce plated through-holes, which does not require a plating tank or potentially hazardous processing chemicals.
The LPKF ProConduct® through-hole conductivity system creates new technology for producing conductive through-holes without chemical electroplating tanks or potentially hazardous chemical processing.
The LPKF ProConduct® system is an ideal solution for many in-house rapid PCB prototyping environments. ProConduct® is perfect for low volume production, laboratories or shops where chemical electroplating is impractical, or any circumstance requiring an economical through-hole conductivity solution. Thanks to a parallel process even boards with high hole count are possible.
LPKF ProConduct® uses a specially-developed conductive polymer to quickly and easily plate vias in just a few minutes. This four-stop easy-to-learn process lends itself well to parallel processing and results in smoothly plated through-holes in a fraction of the time and cost of chemical electroplating.
The LPKF ProConduct® system plates vias as small as 0.4mm (15mil) up to an aspect ratio of 1:4. Smaller holes are possible under special conditions. The basic process requires only a few minutes for double-sided and even multilayer boards. The electrical resistance of LPKF ProConduct® results in extremely low – approximately 19.2 mΩ, depending on the material thickness.
When combined with LPKF ProtoMat circuit board plotter, the LPKF ProConduct® system becomes a key component to an in-house rapid PCB prototyping solution, featuring security, flexibility, and speed.
Technical Specifications: ProConduct
|Max. Material Size||229 mm x 305 mm (9" x 12")|
|Min. Hole Diameter||0.4 mm (15 mil) up to an aspect ratio of 1:4|
|Number of Plated Holes||No limit|
|Number of Layers||4|
|Solderability||Reflow soldering 250 °C (482 °F), manual soldering 380 °C (716 °F)|
|Base Material Types||FR4, RF- and microwave materials (incl. PTFE-based materials)|
|Processing Time||Approx. 35 min|
|Electric Resistance||Average 19.2 mΩ with standared deviation of 7.7 mΩ|