Computer-Integrated Manufacturing of PCBs by Laser-Induced Photolithography


CIMPLIFY - 5338

Keywords mechatronics, lithography, PCB production


Start Date: 01-OCT-90 / Duration: 31 months

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Objectives and Approach

The objective of this project is to develop a new computer-integrated production process for advanced printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the electronics industry. By introducing a new direct imaging technology into the PCB fabrication process, it will be possible to have a CIM-based operation. Thus it will refine the techniques involved in PCB fabrication in order to achieve greater versatility in the manufacturing process, improved quality and greater throughput.

The results will enable:

The research involves a mechatronics part concerning ultra-high-accuracy laser plotter development, high CAD-CAM performance, CAD data conversion and the investigation of laser exposure of photo-resists, and an integration part exploiting the advantages of direct imaging technology in a modern flow-line environment, in which a complete PCB manufacturing line can be approached as a flexible production unit.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Edwin Verspurten
DISC
Nieuwevaart 153
B - 9000 GENT
tel: + 32/ 91-263309
fax: + 32/ 91-263957

Participants

DISC - B - C
ELECTRONICA BASICA SA - E - P
UCB ELECTRONICS SA - B - P
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV - NL - P
ENS-DE CHIMIE DE MULHOUSE - F - A
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GENT - B - A
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO - E - A


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CIMPLIFY - 5338, December 1993


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