ACI Atelier pour le routage et la fabrication de circuits imprimés

The ACI, a partner of the technical workshop platform of the STI Faculty, is a key and unique element within EPFL. It offers its skills and capacities to all the faculties of the school to support the various works of teaching, doctorates, research projects both internal and European and of course to all our students.

A training course is also intended for them, allowing them to carry out by themselves simple PCB’s in our Self-Service PCB Lab.

We offer a complete service ranging from simple or multi-layer printed circuit routing, prototyping, to single or double-sided circuit manufacturing with either flexible or rigid substrates, solder mask, chemical tin and metallized holes. We also offer photo laser tracing and machining of thin parts of various materials such as epoxy, copper alloy, etc.

Our proximity and flexibility is very appreciated by our customers, because it allows last minute corrections and modifications during manufacturing.


Summer closing ACI – 2019

In order to carry out the maintenance work necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our circuit board manufacturing service, as well as to allow our employees to take their holidays, our service will be interrupted according to the dates below:

PCB manufacturing

From Monday, July 8th until Friday, August 2nd
(Last order placement on Monday, July 1st)
 (Order restart on Monday, August 5th)
Orders placed during the closing period will be delivered during week 33.

ACI office, Prototyping and Self-service PCB lab (ELE 016)

From Monday, July 22nd until Friday, August 2nd

PCB routing

From Monday, July 8th until Friday, August 2nd

We would like to thank you for your understanding and wish you good summer vacations


ACI workshop services

  • Assistance in the capture of electrical diagrams.
  • Routing PCB layouts.
  • Generation of production files.
  • Manufacture of PCB with metallized holes.
  • Assembly of prototypes.
  • High-resolution photo-tracing on films.
  • Chemical machining of thin copper alloy parts.
  • Introductory course in the manufacture of a PCB
  • Laboratory of initiation.
  • Manufacturing advice.

PCB routing and prototyping

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact Mr. Peter Brühlmeier: INM 013 (Tél. 375 44)


PCB manufacturing

To place an order please use the link : http://aci-commandes.epfl.ch

The ACI basic design rules can be found using the link : Basic design rules

As far as possible and without technical problems on the installations, the standard production time for PCB’s is 7 working days from Monday noon.

In case a gold finish is requested, an extra 5 working days should be added.


Photo-tracing on film

To access information, please use the following link: Photoplot on film


Billing

A financial contribution will be asked by the Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Workshop (ACI) to cover the consumables and the maintenance costs of the equipment.

To get pricing information please use the following link: Pricing of ACI services


Self-Service PCB Lab

To have access to the lab it is mandatory to follow a training given by the ACI staff.

An overview of what you can get out of the Self-Service PCB Lab is available by clicking on link : Self-Service PCB Lab.

If you have any questions or, to register to the training please send an email to: pcb@epfl.ch