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 === Process Capabilities === === Process Capabilities ===
-The Hive has a suite of LPKF tools that enable students to fabricate 2-layer prototype-quality PCBs with fully-plated vias on campus. With additional setup, they can also apply soldermask and silkscreen for a production-quality finish, cut a solder paste stencil for part placement, and a reflow solder the components to the board. The tools have numerous additional capabilities beyond simple PCB fabrication,​ including 2.5D milling and exotic substrates. We encourage our users to explore new uses for the tools; however, as these options are beyond the scope of this document, if you’re interested in doing a non-standard process, we ask that you contact us beforehand.+The Hive has a suite of LPKF tools that enable students to fabricate 2-layer prototype-quality PCBs with fully-plated vias on campus. With additional setup, they can also apply soldermask and silkscreen for a production-quality finish, cut a solder paste stencil for part placement, and a reflow solder the components to the board. The tools have numerous additional capabilities beyond simple PCB fabrication,​ including 2.5D milling and exotic substrates. We encourage our users to explore new uses for the tools; however, as these options are beyond the scope of this document, if you’re interested in doing a non-standard process, we ask that you contact us beforehand. ​
  
 The Hive's PCB fabrication tool suite has the following capabilities:​ The Hive's PCB fabrication tool suite has the following capabilities:​
-  * //​Substrates://​ FR4, Rogers materials, polyamide, among many others.+  * //​Substrates://​ FR4, Rogers materials, polyamide, among many others. See the [[pcb-help_pl|ProtoLaser help page]] for more details.
   * //Copper thickness/​weight://​ No known limit, other than processing time.   * //Copper thickness/​weight://​ No known limit, other than processing time.
-  * //Slot:// yes, but YMMV. +  * //Slot:// yes, but YMMV. See our [[pcb-tips|fabs tips]] page for details
-  * //​Electroplating://​ yes, standard processing time of 3 hours will plate approximately 16 um of copper. We also have a chemical-free non-electrical "​plating"​ process with the ProConduct package. //Note that as of Feb 2022, the electroplater is still down. We continue to work with LPKF on a solution.//+  * //​Electroplating://​ yes, standard processing time of 3 hours will plate approximately 16 um of copper. We also have a chemical-free non-electrical "​plating"​ process with the ProConduct package. See our [[pcb-help_ep|electroplater help page]] for details. //Note that as of Feb 2022, the electroplater is still down. We continue to work with LPKF on a solution.//
   * //​Soldermask://​ we have the chemicals, which have an official process, but we don't officially support it. See the ProMask datasheet, below. We also have trialed an alternative masking process with Kapton tape, but YMMV. See [[process_kaptonmask|this page]] for more details.   * //​Soldermask://​ we have the chemicals, which have an official process, but we don't officially support it. See the ProMask datasheet, below. We also have trialed an alternative masking process with Kapton tape, but YMMV. See [[process_kaptonmask|this page]] for more details.
   * //​Silkscreen://​ we have the chemicals, which have an official process, but we don't officially support it. See the ProLegend datasheet below.   * //​Silkscreen://​ we have the chemicals, which have an official process, but we don't officially support it. See the ProLegend datasheet below.
   * //​Stencils://​ we can make them! See our "​[[process_stencils|How to make stencils]]"​ page for more!   * //​Stencils://​ we can make them! See our "​[[process_stencils|How to make stencils]]"​ page for more!
   * //Reflow:// we have a fully operational reflow oven, optimized for lead-free solder paste. See "​[[process_reflowOven|How to reflow]]"​ for more information.   * //Reflow:// we have a fully operational reflow oven, optimized for lead-free solder paste. See "​[[process_reflowOven|How to reflow]]"​ for more information.
 +  * Our [[pcb-help|knowledge base]] is pretty extensive as well, so check that for answers to many questions and processing help.
  
 The full suit includes the following: The full suit includes the following:
-  * LPKF ProtoMat S103 ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​s103.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EcQvNGoNNa5AjiZ5wU1Vd8wBMPNk8mawFspeLrvNaG8VlQ?​e=yWBkGg|SOP]]) - drilling, milling, and routing +  * LPKF ProtoMat S103 ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​s103.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[https://​gtvault.sharepoint.com/:​w:/​s/​HiveMakerspace/​EcQvNGoNNa5AjiZ5wU1Vd8wBMPNk8mawFspeLrvNaG8VlQ?​e=yWBkGg|SOP]], [[pcb-help_pm|help page]]) - drilling, milling, and routing 
-  * LPKF ProtoLaser U4 ([[https://​www.lpkf.com/​fileadmin/​mediafiles/​user_upload/​products/​pdf/​DQ/​brochure_lpkf_protolaser_u4_en.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-laser-SOP|SOP]]) - etching, cutting +  * LPKF ProtoLaser U4 ([[https://​www.lpkf.com/​fileadmin/​mediafiles/​user_upload/​products/​pdf/​DQ/​brochure_lpkf_protolaser_u4_en.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-laser-SOP|SOP]], [[pcb-help_pl|help page]]) - etching, cutting 
-  * LPKF Contac S4 ([[https://​www.lpkf.com/​fileadmin/​mediafiles/​user_upload/​products/​pdf/​DQ/​flyer_lpkf_contac_s4_en.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-plater-SOP|SOP]]) - electroplating+  * LPKF Contac S4 ([[https://​www.lpkf.com/​fileadmin/​mediafiles/​user_upload/​products/​pdf/​DQ/​flyer_lpkf_contac_s4_en.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-plater-SOP|SOP]], [[pcb-help_ep|help page]]) - electroplating
   * LPKF ProMask ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​promask.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-mask-SOP|SOP]]) - Soldermask   * LPKF ProMask ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​promask.pdf|datasheet]],​ [[pcb-mask-SOP|SOP]]) - Soldermask
   * LPKF ProLegend ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​prolegend.pdf|datasheet]] [[pcb-silkscreen-SOP|SOP]]) - Silkscreen   * LPKF ProLegend ([[https://​www.lpkfusa.com/​datasheets/​prototyping/​prolegend.pdf|datasheet]] [[pcb-silkscreen-SOP|SOP]]) - Silkscreen
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