PCB milling with a Makerbot

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PCB milling with a Makerbot

Post by robosavvy » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:47 pm

Post by robosavvy
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:47 pm

Hi

Yesterday we've posted about the Laser Cutter mod for Makerbot.

Today we bring you details on Modding your Makerbot for PCB milling.
There's actually a large community about PCB milling on these 3D printers and there are event open source tools to turn EAGLE files into gCode (the code that commands a makerbot).

We found the first lead here on the Makerbot blog: http://blog.makerbot.com/2009/11/30/pcb ... -makerbot/

The work of this user (roboteer nat) evolved into a dedicated page on the Makerbot Wiki (kind of hidden) with details on the mod:
http://wiki.makerbot.com/roboteernat-s- ... ation-page

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A video of a Makerbot running a test for 2D printing/milling:
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Finally you may also want to check out this tutorial and tools for turning http://cuteminds.com/index.php/en/eagle ... gcode.html

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Graphical Simulation of PCB etching.

Once again it is important to mention that these Videos are for the previous evrsion of the Makerbot (Cupcake CNC). The new Thing o Matic is expected to have much higher precision and build quality with the redesigned motion systems on the XYZ axis.

RoboSavvy
Hi

Yesterday we've posted about the Laser Cutter mod for Makerbot.

Today we bring you details on Modding your Makerbot for PCB milling.
There's actually a large community about PCB milling on these 3D printers and there are event open source tools to turn EAGLE files into gCode (the code that commands a makerbot).

We found the first lead here on the Makerbot blog: http://blog.makerbot.com/2009/11/30/pcb ... -makerbot/

The work of this user (roboteer nat) evolved into a dedicated page on the Makerbot Wiki (kind of hidden) with details on the mod:
http://wiki.makerbot.com/roboteernat-s- ... ation-page

Image


A video of a Makerbot running a test for 2D printing/milling:
phpBB [media]



Finally you may also want to check out this tutorial and tools for turning http://cuteminds.com/index.php/en/eagle ... gcode.html

Image
Graphical Simulation of PCB etching.

Once again it is important to mention that these Videos are for the previous evrsion of the Makerbot (Cupcake CNC). The new Thing o Matic is expected to have much higher precision and build quality with the redesigned motion systems on the XYZ axis.

RoboSavvy
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