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New and in 3D: Automatic 3D data conversion and 3D-MID prototyping

Beta LAYOUT Ltd at Electronica 2014 in Hall A2, Booth 357

(PresseBox) (Aarbergen, ) Aarbergen - At this year's Electronica trade fair in Munich (11th-14th November) Beta LAYOUT a leading manufacturer and service provider in the prototype PCB industry, again announces some interesting innovations.

With " brd - to - 3D " Beta LAYOUT presents a comprehensive 3D package for its customers. Thus, the complete virtual circuit board package can be created directly from an EAGLE *.brd file. Features include photo realistic images of the PCB and SMD stencil and STEP file generation. In addition, a freely rotatable 3D view in PDF format is created, which can be viewed using Adobe Reader. A link to order a laser sintered 3D model of the assembled PCB is provided and a free 3D model is offered with PCB-POOL® prototype orders and can be used effectively for collision checking.

Brand new for Beta LAYOUT at Electronica is the introduction of "3D-MID prototypes", MID (moulded interconnect device) is the production of mouldings with integrated conductive structures. In mass production, these mouldings are manufactured using injection moulding techniques, for prototyping purposes this method of course is not economically feasible. In the near future Beta LAYOUT will offer the ability to manufacture MID components in prototype and small batch quantities, including the production of formed components by 3D printing, metallic coating and laser patterning, selective metallization and mounting.

This technology will now be available and becomes economically viable for engineers & companies with prototype and lower quantity requirements. Start of production is planned for the second quarter of 2015. For the design of 3D-MID components developers can download the free PCB - POOL® edition of the layout software TARGET 3001!, which will have extended design features.

In addition, visitors to the Beta LAYOUT booth can receive information on the entire product range and services provided by Beta LAYOUT. These include PCB-POOL® - PCB prototype manufacture and assembly, LASER STENCIL - SMD stencils , BETA - PROTOTYPES - 3D rapid prototyping, PANEL-POOL custom front plate manufacturing including color printing, and the BETA-eSTORE - tools and aids for prototype PCB assembly.

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Beta LAYOUT ( is a leading company in Europe in the field of printed circuit board services. Beta LAYOUT was founded in 1989 as a service provider for printed circuit board design. Today, Beta LAYOUT GmbH not only produces and sells printed circuit board prototypes, high-tech PCBs, and small series according to the PCB-POOL® shared-cost principle at three locations in Germany, but also laser-cut SMD stencils, front panels including laser engraving and colour printing, 3D prints and prototypes for collision detection, in addition to the BETA eSTORE which offers tools and accessories for prototype PCB builds. Moreover, Beta LAYOUT offers the embedding of RFID chips in printed circuit boards, and SMT/THT assembly. Beta LAYOUT, with its headquarters in Aarbergen/Germany and further locations in Ireland, France, South Africa, and the US, has more than 200 employees. Beta LAYOUT GmbH is ISO 9001 and UL-certified. This guarantees a quality standard that is required by worldwide operating industrial enterprises.