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Deploy ESI’s proven via drilling technology.


High yield and high throughput for blind vias on even the thinnest flex laminates.

With over 20 years of experience in building systems and developing processes for these applications, ESI is the world leader in blind via drilling solutions for the FPCB industry.

When choosing ESI tools, you gain access to technology and techniques that make processing these notoriously-difficult applications easy. Take advantage of patented methods of processing blind vias, pioneered by ESI in the early days of flex PCB drilling. Develop efficient, high-quality and high-yield processes using ESI’s easy-to-use process development software. Use ESI’s pulse-level, real-time digital power control to ensure high quality and high yield – never damaging the bottom conductive layer.

ESI’s world-class applications engineering team will help optimize productivity, yield, accuracy, via circularity, etchback, bottom conductive layer damage, taper, and other factors to provide you with the best solution to your unique set of requirements.

  • Adhesive-less copper-clad polyimide laminates
  • Copper-clad polyimide laminates with adhesive
  • Glass-reinforced laminates (e.g. FR-4, BT, RT Duroid)

BLIND VIA DRILLING PRODUCTS


GemStone is the elite flex PCB laser with increased via performance and accuracy.

GemStone is designed to provide leading-edge PCB manufacturers with a high-throughput solution for efficiently processing flexible circuit interconnects on thinner and lighter materials. This enables flex PCB processors to extend their services and cost-effectively address the broader set of market requirements associated with high-volume flex processing.

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APPLICATIONS:
  • Blind via drilling (BHV)
  • Through via drilling (THV)
  • Coverlay routing
MATERIALS:
  • Polyimide
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
  • Adhesiveless copper-clad polyimide laminates
  • Copper-clad polyimide laminates with adhesive
  • Coverlay (Polyimide + Adhesive)

The 5335 is able to handle the finest materials with optimal production speeds and quality.

The 5335 is a perfect flex PCB laser processing solution for leading-edge flex circuit manufacturing customers. Now in service at the top 10 flex PCB manufacturing companies, the 5335 laser via drilling machine is a good fit for customers requiring production-oriented flex PCB via drilling for PCB laser processing. It is also a good fit for general micromachining customers looking to take advantage of the state-of-the-art laser processing technology and applied laser expertise built into the 5335 platform.

 

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APPLICATIONS:
  • Blind via drilling (BHV)
  • Through via drilling (THV)
  • Routing
  • Patterning
  • Skiving
  • Coverlay routing
MATERIALS:
  • Polyimide
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
  • Adhesiveless copper-clad polyimide laminates
  • Copper-clad polyimide laminates with adhesive
  • Glass-reinforced laminates (e.g. FR-4, BT, RT Duroid)
  • Coverlay (Polyimide + Adhesive)

Model 5335xi processes via drilling for most flex and rigid-flex PCB needs.

The 5335xi has a low cost of ownership and addresses most flex and rigid-flex PCB processing needs.  The 5335xi also has the diode pumped, repetitively Q-switched solid state laser which provides high productivity with excellent vias.

Some of the 5335xi highlights are:

  • ESI’s fourth-generation beam positioner.
  • Peak point-to-point move speed is 2,000 points per second.
  • 18,000 vias per minute.
  • Vias as small as 25 microns.

learn more about the 5335xi

APPLICATIONS:
  • Blind via drilling (BHV)
  • Through via drilling (THV)
  • Routing
  • Patterning
  • Skiving
  • Coverlay routing
MATERIALS:
  • Polyimide
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP)
  • Adhesiveless copper-clad polyimide laminates
  • Copper-clad polyimide laminates with adhesive
  • Glass-reinforced laminates (e.g. FR-4, BT, RT Duroid)
  • Coverlay (Polyimide + Adhesive)

For industries facing material transformation challenges in production,  ESI applies unique process and engineering expertise to deliver a set of laser-based solutions that extend our customers’ processing capabilities beyond the limitations of mechanical.

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