Squink

Squink by BotFactory

Description

Squink is an 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. This offer includes the Multilayer Upgrade to print multilayered circuits, which is ideal for anyone expecting to create complex PCBs, like schools, labs, makers and companies. An ideal companion for any 3D Printer so that truly anything can be made. It is offered here for a limited time for a 10% discount and free software upgrades. While the Multilayer upgrade is included, you can add more as an accessory below to have more ink and materials as needed.

Videos

Squink Multilayer PCB Teaser

Squink Multilayer PCB Teaser

Print Multilayer circuits with BotFactory Squink PCB Printer

Squink Printing Guide

Printing

Using Squink’s inkjet printhead and our low resistivity conductive ink, you can 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 circuit printer's web interface and create 3D printed circuit boards on a variety of substrates in minutes! Think of the possibilities by doing flexible circuit prototyping, like creating lighting on clear films, or teaching your students the fine art of digital design - all of this is possible with the Squink PCB Printer!

Squink Print

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.

Squink Glue

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 makes PCB Prototyping easy!

Squink Place

Software

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.
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!

Squink Software, Conductive Traces
Conductive traces print preview

Squink Software, Heatbed Tempurature Profile
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):
    • 10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended
    • 10 mil (0.254 mm)*, 20 mil (0.508 mm) recommended
  • 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):
    • 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 (Print multiple passes to reduce resistivity)
  • Supported materials:
    • FR-4 and Kapton

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

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

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Squink Multilayer PCB Printer

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