Printing Circuit Boards
Squink can inkjet print low resistivity conductive inks and dielectric insulating inks so that you can prototype Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) in just a few minutes on a variety of stiff and flexible substrates. As a Circuit Printer, Squink prints the conductive traces and then insulating layers, leaving gaps in the dielectric to act as vias and allow power to flow between layers. In a sense, Squink can create 3D Printed Circuit Boards, creating prototype designs as quickly as you may make a plastic prototype case with a 3D Printer!
Instead of waiting for weeks or shelling out thousands for factory-made PCBs, load Gerber or image files (JPEG, BMP, PNG) into the printer's web interface and have electronic circuit boards printed in a variety of substrates in minutes! Think of the possibilities with printing flexible lighting on clear films, creating flexible multilayered circuits, or teaching your students the fine art of PCB prototyping and design - all of this is possible with Squink!
- Nanoparticle silver ink
- Cured by heat
- Create single-layer circuits (or multilayer with the Squink Multilayer PCB Printer)
- Print on FR-4 and Kapton, or any material treated with Insulating Ink and does not warp or melt at 110 Celsius
- Sheet Resistance: 0.03 Ohms/square
- Minimum Trace Pitch: 10 mils / 0.25 mm
- Minimum Trace Width: 10 mils / 0.25 mm
- Compatible with:
|Trace Width||Recommended Amperage (@ 5V)||Max Amperage (@ 5V)|
|10 mil (0.25 mm)||240 mA||340 mA|
|15 mil (0.38 mm)||840 mA||840 mA|
|20 mil (0.5 mm)||1.1 A||1.6 A|
|30 mil (0.75 mm) or greater||1.7 A||2.4 A|
"We are conducting research into combining electronics with additive manufacturing. The Squink’s ability to print circuit traces from PCB design software (we use Eagle and KiCad currently) is important to us. We are using it as a research tool to print traces onto a variety of substrates...[ ] ... The Squink is a very nice and well-engineered tool for the price point."
-Michael Whitley, VP of Engineering, EngeniusMicro