New and in 3D: Automatic 3D data conversion and 3D-MID prototyping

Beta LAYOUT Ltd at Electronica 2014 in Hall A2, Booth 357
3D data for pcb - Rendered Prototype (PresseBox) (Aarbergen, ) Aarbergen - At this year's Electronica trade fair in Munich (11th-14th November) Beta LAYOUT a leading manufacturer and service provider in the prototype PCB industry, again announces some interesting innovations.

With " brd - to - 3D " Beta LAYOUT presents a comprehensive 3D package for its customers. Thus, the complete virtual circuit board package can be created directly from an EAGLE *.brd file. Features include photo realistic images of the PCB and SMD stencil and STEP file generation. In addition, a freely rotatable 3D view in PDF format is created, which can be viewed using Adobe Reader. A link to order a laser sintered 3D model of the assembled PCB is provided and a free 3D model is offered with PCB-POOL® prototype orders and can be used effectively for collision checking.

Brand new for Beta LAYOUT at Electronica is the introduction of "3D-MID prototypes", MID (moulded interconnect device) is the production of mouldings with integrated conductive structures. In mass production, these mouldings are manufactured using injection moulding techniques, for prototyping purposes this method of course is not economically feasible. In the near future Beta LAYOUT will offer the ability to manufacture MID components in prototype and small batch quantities, including the production of formed components by 3D printing, metallic coating and laser patterning, selective metallization and mounting.

This technology will now be available and becomes economically viable for engineers & companies with prototype and lower quantity requirements. Start of production is planned for the second quarter of 2015. For the design of 3D-MID components developers can download the free PCB - POOL® edition of the layout software TARGET 3001!, which will have extended design features.

In addition, visitors to the Beta LAYOUT booth can receive information on the entire product range and services provided by Beta LAYOUT. These include PCB-POOL® - PCB prototype manufacture and assembly, LASER STENCIL - SMD stencils , BETA - PROTOTYPES - 3D rapid prototyping, PANEL-POOL custom front plate manufacturing including color printing, and the BETA-eSTORE - tools and aids for prototype PCB assembly.

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