LPKF Laser & Electronics announces the worldwide release of the ProtoLaser S. The ProtoLaser S is a fully enclosed laser system for PCB prototyping and production on-demand. This stand-alone laser-based system works directly off of CAD data to produce circuits on a variety of materials; including ceramic, PTFE, as well as thin and flexible substrates. The protective cabinet allows for a Class 1 laser safety rating, which protects the user from noise emissions and prevents any accidental interference in the operational process. The ProtoLaser S combines advanced laser technology, optics and x/y table mechanisms, resulting in high processing speeds and simple data handling. The improved performance and speed shortens development time allowing possible production of customized small batches on demand; making it an ideal component for RF and microwave PCBs, up to 9″ x 12″ (229 x 305 mm) in size.