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R. Bennett
Post subject: CNC Milling CU clad board for PCB prototype fabrication Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:03 pm
I am looking into purchasing a Sharp 9x42 3-axis CNC mill.
[/url]http://www.sharp-industries.com/specs/lmv.htm[url]
I have since been given further justification by hearing of other employees desire to quickly fab RF-circuits on copper clad FR-4. Their are CNC machines available specifically for this purpose, but I would like to be able to accomplish the same job with a standard CNC mill. The only advantage I know of to using a dedicated machine is that some of the models out there have the option to add plated through holes on the fly.
Does anyone have any experiance in this area?[/url]


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Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:51 am
Try Procyon PCB, Inc. http://www.procyonpcb.com


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Procyon PCB
Post subject: Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:03 pm

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
I appreciate the thought that I would be able help out on this, but the CNC milling machines that we use are all LPKF made machines and are designed to actually mill out circuitry.

I have no idea if a standard CNC machine would make a decent PCB board. Then again, I don't know any real reason why it couldn't. I guess it all depends on the operator and the ability to convert the routing data to a machine language that the CNC mill interface box understands.

As for plating holes on the fly, I only wish it was that easy.

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