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Desktop Electronic Circuit Factory

Squink is a personal circuit factory offering a seamless experience while prototyping faster and more affordably, producing repeatable and reliable results without all the mess and complication.

Build a fully functional circuit in minutes for the price of a cup of coffee.

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Squink uses three interchangeable heads

Welcome to the era of rapid prototyping

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Print

Using Squink’s inkjet printhead and our low resistivity conductive ink, fabricate circuit traces in just a few minutes on a variety of stiff and flexible substrates.

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 circuits 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 digital design - all of this is possible with Squink!

Gluing

Using the Extruder toolhead, lay down solder paste or conductive glue on printed or pre-fab boards in minutes. Squink takes your shaky hands out of the equation so you can get perfect circuits every time. Use our own 2-part epoxies, stick to solder paste or experiment with your own pastes, glues or off-the-shelf products to make durable flexible circuits. Use our powerful software to customize the extrusion profile to optimize solder ‘dot’ size and volume. 

Our pasting algorithm calculates the amount of paste needed for each component by analyzing the shape of the pads.

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Pick-and-place

With Squink’s Pick-and-Place toolhead, there is no end to what you can create. Custom-shaped LED arrays? Flexible Arduinos? Hyper-light Drones? If you can think it, you can make it. Before Squink, assembling these sorts of complex and compact electronic designs required infinite patience, careful hands and a magnifying glass. Now the solution is simple - design and drag-and-drop your “Centroid and Rotation” file into our web-based software, place your components in the tray and let Squink pick-and-place every part in the right spot. With a little imagination and a Squink at your workbench, placing a SMT components doesn't seem like such a chore anymore! 

Our Pick and Place features on-board computer vision. It corrects offsets and rotation errors before placing every component. Squink gets your circuits built reliably!

Powerful onboard Software

We make it easy

Squink places the knowledge built over decades by the PCB industry in your hands. It provides our users with a smooth and reliable process for electronic circuit manufacturing from their desk. In order to provide the right user experience Squink relies on an on-board computer featuring an ARM Cortex-A8 processor with two real time controllers, SIMD and GPU acceleration.

By working with GERBER and Centroid files, Squink enables you to gain all the advantages of rapid prototyping without requiring you to change your favorite CAD tool.

There is no manual for Squink, as every step of the process is explained using pictures and animations. All you need to do is connect to Squink via Ethernet or WiFi and use your browser to interface with the machine - no need to install additional software. Even better: Squink gets smarter every week with updates accessible at the click of a button. 

Build smart devices with a smart device!

Conductive traces print preview

Heatbed temperature profile

Specifications

Squink

​Maximum circuit size Single layer head: 6" x 6"​ (15.2cm x 15.2cm)
Multilayer head: 3 1/3" x 6" (8.4cm x 15.2cm)
​Minimum feature size (Line width)
​Minimum line spacing
​10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended​
10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended​​
​Assembly ​4 parts per minute

Minimum package size
​0603 (in) for two terminal packages (resistors, capacitors, etc)
SOIC for ICs
Automatic placing of through-hole component is not currently supported​
​Machine size​ ​17.5 x 17.5 x 15 in   (45 x 45 x 38 cm)
​Machine weigth ​30 lbs  (13.6 kg)
Total assembly time
(4" x 4" boards, 15 elements)
​Around 30 minutes
​Cost of fabrication
(no components included)
(4" x 4" board, 15 elements)
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US$ 5 or less

Standard Ink

Number of Layers​ 1
Resistivity 50 mOhms/sq as measured
Supported materials Photopaper and coated Transparency Film

Advanced Ink

​Number of Layers​                            ​2 (in combination with the Insulating Ink)
​Resistivity ​40 mOhms/sq as measured
(You can print multiple passes to reduce resistance)                               
​Supported materials ​FR-4 and Kapton​
​Insertion loss ​0.5dB/inch (30 kHz to 2 GHz)
1.1dB/inch (6 GHz)

Maximum and recommended currents for various trace widths
"Advanced" silver ink on FR-4

​Trace width Max current @5V Recommended current @5V
10 mil (0.25 mm) 340 mA 140 mA
15 mil (0.5 mm) 1100 mA 520 mA

Maximum and recommended currents for various trace widths
"Standard" silver ink on Photopaper substrate

​Trace width Max current @5V Recommended current @5V
10 mil (0.25 mm) 380 mA 250 mA
20 mil (0.5 mm) 650 mA 455 mA
30 mil (0.75 mm) 900 mA 630 mA
40 mil (1 mm) 1.2 A 840 mA
50 mil (1.25 mm) 1.4 A 980 mA
100 mil (2.5 mm) 1.8A 1.26 A

Get the product that works for you

Squink Basic PCB Printer

Basic package

$ 3,199.00

  • All-in-One Desktop Circuit Printer, Paste Dispenser and Pick and Place. With Squink, print and assemble prototype PCBs in minutes for less than a cup of coffee.
  • Squink PCB Printer
  • Basic Software (free updates)
  • Basic Print Head
  • Paste Dispenser Head
  • Pick and Place Head
  • Starter Kit
  • Conductive Glue Bundle

Squink Multilayer PCB Printer

Full package

$ 3,999 .00

  • All-in-One Desktop Circuit Printer, Paste Dispenser and Pick and Place. With Squink, print and assemble PCBs in minutes for less than a cup of coffee. 
  • Includes the Multilayer Upgrade to print multilayered circuits.
  • Squink PCB Printer​​
  • Paste Dispenser Head
  • Pick and Place Head
  • Multilayer Print Head
  • Multilayer Software (free updates)
  • Multilayer Supply Package (Print 50+ circuits)
  • Conductive Glue Bundle (Glue 100+ circuits)

Premium Squink PCB Printer Set

Premium package

$ 4,499 .00

  • All-in-One Desktop Circuit Printer, Paste Dispenser and Pick and Place. With Squink, print and assemble PCBs in minutes for less than a cup of coffee. 
  • Includes the complete Squink Multilayer PCB Printer and an Extended Warranty.
  • Squink PCB Printer​​
  • Paste Dispenser Head
  • Pick and Place Head
  • Multilayer Print Head
  • Multilayer Software (free updates)
  • Multilayer Supply Package (Print 50+ circuits)
  • Conductive Glue Bundle (Glue 100+ circuits)
  • Extended Warranty

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