Drilling / Milling / Routing

High-tech 2.5D micro machining solutions dedicated to mass production for electronics and watch markets.

Drilling/milling/routing functions sketch for the mechanical machining process

Function

  • Materials : aluminium, PCB, steel, hardened steel, brass, copper
  • Depth controlled drilling and milling process
  • Refered to top/bottom and inner layers

Electronics industry

Printed Circuit Board with micro holes made by mechanical machining
Drill bits used in mechanical machining
Printed Circuit Boards application with micro holes drilled by mechanical machining
Close view of a PCB surface with holes drilled by mechanical machining

Applications

Dedicated to non-ferrous material in sheets and plates :

  • FR4-based PCBs
  • Metal backed PCBs
  • Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) PCBs

Specifications

  • X, Y and Z axes with linear motor drives
  • Controlled depth drilling and routing processes (blind holes, floating, mapping, polishing, etc.)
  • Accuracy ±15 microns
  • Axes acceleration up to 4g
  • Diameter/depth ratio 1/10
  • Up to 12 spindles per machine
  • Up to 12’000 tools embedded
  • Software with Posalux intuitive MMI
  • Dual versions with two identical machining units are available

Benefits

  • Designed for sheet and plate products
  • Hole diameter down to 75 microns
  • High productivity : up to 20 hits/sec/spindle
  • Process stability : temperature management and axis positioning optimization
  • Accuracy improved by alternating drilling and routing on the same machine
PCB with holes drilled by mechanical machining
Close view of a PCB with micro holes drilled by mechanical machining
PCB made by mechanical machining

Watch industry

Sketch of a watch plate in non-ferrous material made by mechanical machining

Applications

Dedicated to non-ferrous material in sheets and plates

  • Watch plates → Brass

 

Specifications

  • X, Y and Z axes with linear motor drives
  • Controlled depth drilling and routing processes (blind holes, floating, mapping, polishing, etc.)
  • Workpiece format area 710×560 mm
  • Drilling accuracy X/Y ± 4 microns
  • Milling accuracy X/Y ± 6 microns
  • Milling accuracy Z ± 10 microns
  • Axes acceleration up to 4g
  • Diameter/depth ratio 1/10

 

Benefits

  • Designed for sheet and plate products
  • Palletization of template up to 250 plates per loading or 2 sheets with a plate size of 560x350mm
  • High productivity : up to 500 holes/min
  • Linear axis system allowing dynamic and accurate motions
  • Process stability (running time > 20 hours)
  • Accuracy improved by alternating drilling and routing on the same machine

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