CNC Mill Workshop
OK, let's play with the MaxNCMill?
Workshop is scheduled for Friday 1/15/2010 at 6 PM. (Note that the mill is LOUD and it is highly unexcellent to run it during presentations or other things where people want to talk.) Friday is a good time as it's "shop class" night anyhow, so people should be expecting loud noises from the shop. Turkshead 22:16, 2 December 2009 (PST)
Let's start with the basic toolchain for isolation-routing of PC boards. It's pretty similar to engraving once you get the GCODE.
- mct (both)
- erik swedberg (both)
- Shannon (both)
- Moo (both)
- Justin (both)
- terpsichorean (both)
- Jonathan (both)
- name here (DXF/PCB)
You should show up with gcode ready to run, preferably verified on your own copy of AMC2/Axis. If you haven't already, read up on EMC2/Axis control software here: http://www.linuxcnc.org/content/view/5/5/lang,english/
If you want to try milling a PCB, I'm going to make you get your own .01 cutting tool as they are super-fragile. It's only $11, see MaxNCMill for how to get one from Small Parts/Amazon.
I spotted a big stack of copper-clad PCB in the electronics area, hopefully we can use some of that.
Otherwise bring your own material: scrap acrylic is perfect. A plastic called "Gravoply" is good for signs -- you mill off the top layer revealing a colored layer underneath. TAP plastics has it but doesn't sell it retail (they want to charge you for the engraving service).