The emergence of 3D printing has changed the way thousands of companies and individuals look at prototyping. Instead of outsourcing a project to be prototyped, then having to wait weeks or even months for the part to be produced, 3D printers have managed to allow individuals and small businesses to bring the prototyping process in-house.
When it comes to more complicated production projects such as the manufacturing of new electronics and electronic components, such outsourcing is still oftentimes required. With that said, one company based in Ontario, Canada, called Voltera, is trying to change this as well. Today Voltera has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 for the production of the Voltera V-One All-In-One Circuit board prototyping machine. The V-One is in essence a 3D printer which can print two-layer circuit boards.
Using a conductive as well as an insulating ink, the V-One allows for the printing of complicated circuit boards to take place right in your own office or garage. This machine takes things a step further than the traditional PCB machines or the market today. … (read more)