What do I need if I am want to milling PCB with 1000Pro?

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What do I need if I am want to milling PCB with 1000Pro?

Post by davidfhu » Tue 30 Nov , 2010 3:25 am

I have QuickCam 2D, QuickCam Pro, VR CNC Milling 5 and Compact 1000 PRO with F1 in Schools Car Manufactureing Fixture.

Recently, my school wanted to make use of Compact 1000 PRO from PCB milling. Please advice what additon item that I will need to enquire in order me to start the project. Please advice.
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Re: What do I need if I am want to milling PCB with 1000Pro?

Post by Denford Admin » Tue 30 Nov , 2010 10:18 am

You can get the floating head attachment:
http://www.denford.ltd.uk/catalogue/index34.html
Which makes it easier to cut tracks or engrave over uneven surfaces while keeping a constant depth.

It's still possible to cut small PCB's with the Pro spindle motor, but you always run the risk of having to re-machine because the cutter went too deep or too shallow into the copper plated board.
VR Milling version 5 has a PCB Gerber file import wizard for creating the toolpath around PCB's (see Help > Tutorials > PCB Manufacture Tutorial inside the VR Milling software)

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Re: What do I need if I am want to milling PCB with 1000Pro?

Post by davidfhu » Fri 03 Dec , 2010 8:18 am

Hi,

If I really want Compact 1000PRO to mill PBC, what tools would Denford recommend?
I need to buy to try it on my Compact 1000 PRO.
Denford Admin wrote:You can get the floating head attachment:
http://www.denford.ltd.uk/catalogue/index34.html
Which makes it easier to cut tracks or engrave over uneven surfaces while keeping a constant depth.

It's still possible to cut small PCB's with the Pro spindle motor, but you always run the risk of having to re-machine because the cutter went too deep or too shallow into the copper plated board.
VR Milling version 5 has a PCB Gerber file import wizard for creating the toolpath around PCB's (see Help > Tutorials > PCB Manufacture Tutorial inside the VR Milling software)
Best regards,

David Fhu

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” - James Dean

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