T-Tech vs LPKF - RF Cafe Forums
Post subject: T-tech vs LPKF Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:47
I am currently contemplating the purchase of
a pcb prototyping machine. The machine will be used to prototype
some patch antennas, microwave circuits, embedded systems, boards
for various surface mount chips evaluations, possibly milling PZT
material, and possibly milling aluminum/plastic for some small mechanical
Right now I am considering machines from both
LPKF and t tech. The LPKF system is about $6K more than the comperable
t-tech machine considering work area and max spindle speed (for
my application I think these are probably the most important concerns).
LPKF claims that their machines are more durable and will last longer
than the t-tech machines, but I am not sure if I really care about
a difference between lasting 10 years or 15 years. Anyways, I was
wondering if anyone had any experience with either/both machines
and had any comments/complaints that they would like to share. Thanks
Post subject: Posted: Fri Sep 01,
2006 2:29 pm
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006
Do not have any experience
with the T-Tech, but the group I am at has had an LPKF for over
12 years and it still kicking. In its infancy it was heavily used
but now is not used as much. We normally have quick protos done
externally (if on FR-4 or similar) or use chemical etching (for
Arlon and Rogers material).
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:36 pm
Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
I worked for 1 year in a company that had an LPKF machine (As far
as I remember it was the C-60 model). LPKF is a good choice for
what you are looking for. I remember that it had a good quality
and reliability. We used it for prototyping of relatively big boards
in quantities of up to 10 units. This was because we manufactured
units for demonstration and by that saved a lot of money for external
Post subject: Re: Accurate
360Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:14 pm
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:03 am
I pull this old
topic because we definitely need a PCB prototyping machine.Applications
planned, RF, embedded systems, small number of antennas and plastic
I found a lot of positive words for LPKF, but
the price is what bothers me.
(new S62 $22-24K, S42 over $10K
and specs below my needs)
T-tech doesn’t catch my eye due
to some (not so positive) expressions form an owner of 3 years old
Really prefer new machine.
Lately I found
this one http://www.accuratecnc.com
Specs looks very good.
Demo software loads all my projects perfectly.
The quote from
Accurate is approx 1/3 of LPKF.
I need advise for:
one that have more info about Accurate 360 ?
- Other brands of
PCB prototyping machines that are similar class?