3D Multi Interconnect Device Manufacture Using Laser Direct Structuring

LPKF Laser & Electronics has created an interesting video series on the manufacture of a 3D Multi Interconnect Devices, or ‘3D MIDs’, using Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) to create the circuit. A 3D MID is a type electronic device that includes the electrical components and its interconnecting circuits and has a 3 dimensional shape, as opposed to a typical flat …

Aluminium Extrusion Die And Process Explained

This video provides a breakdown of the components in an aluminium extrusion die. Machine and die components shown for the extrusion process are; the container the inner tool the outer tool the tool carrier the press disc; and the main ram. The video goes on to show aluminium extrusion process used to make a round tube including how the inner and outer extrusion …

3D CNC Tube Bending

I was absolutely mesmerised by this process when I first saw it. The machine shown in this video is a Nissin 3D CNC Tube Bender. You can see the machine bend tube in any direction to form complex 3D forms. It is even possible to bend continuously variable curvatures. Imagine the design optimisation that is possible with such a flexible …