Voltera Desktop PCB Fab

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Voltera V-One can fabricate some prototype double-sided PCB then solder.

Voltera

Build Hardware Faster

https://www.voltera.io/

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Thu. Mar 29, 2018 - 06:27 PM
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Its fab capability is:

  • SSOP (pitch 0.65mm) but not to some QFP (some pitch 0.5mm or 0.4mm)
  • 1005 (0402)

https://www.voltera.io/specs/

 

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So $5000 $4000, plus another $500 for a drill.

 

Each ink cartridge is $100; "prints approximately 85 simple boards."

 

 

EDIT

 

Price corrected

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Last Edited: Thu. Mar 29, 2018 - 09:48 PM
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4000USD with the drill unless there's a currency conversion between USD and GBP (their home is in Ontario south of Toronto)

https://www.voltera.io/store/

 

The flexible conductive ink cartridge is for Kapton, polycarbonate, and PET.

 

Edit: home

 

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Last Edited: Thu. Mar 29, 2018 - 09:32 PM
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you're right - that was a mistake.

 

I've updated the post.

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Why does every body seems to make impressively imponating video's with almost zero real information?

You have to search around the site to even get an overview how what the thing looks like.

And then lots of short flashes of sped up video.

Yuck.

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sigh - conductive silver ink so terrible sheet resistance - manual hand riveting AND they are not even supplying the nice Japanese rivets.

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Voltera V-One PCB Printer for PCB prototyping and Printed Electronics experimentation

by Charbax

Jul 24, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB0n263iM68 (4m40s)

 

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For $4000.00 I can get a lot of boards made and assembled in the fab house I use.  Too rich for my blood, and it also means I have to be around when its printing to put in the drill head when needed and fix a disaster if/when it happens.

 

I'll stick with my 'old fashioned' way of doing things.

 

Jim

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For $4000.00 I can get a lot of boards made

Where's the Yaueoi, or Hiyou version for $349 with free shipping?...then I'll buy. 

 

I'll stick with my 'old fashioned' way of doing things.

Good idea to use up that wire-wrap wire!   cheeky

 

One of our tech used to say to say....you request one more mod & I'm getting out my wire-wrap gun!!

 

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Who said anything about wire wrap? I was referring to sending my gerber files and BOM to the vendor and getting my kit at my door in about 10 days

Jim

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I can understand the appeal of such a process - after all, "everyone" wan't everything faster, right? 

 

I have seen machines that use a little routing tool to grind away copper, and leave traces. But, it, also, used those infernal little rivets and the boards I saw were never that good for fine pitch. At least, the conductors were copper. But, for herky stuff, like high-current, line-operated power supplies, it was quite adequate in performance. 

 

For me, I am in East Coast Jim's camp. A professional prototype board house will out-do any of these board machines that I have seen, any day.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net