Tag Archives: engraving

Milling a PCB – Sherline Mill, Dremel tool, 0.2mm engraving cutter

Trying out the new PCB prototyping setup. I’m using a Dremel mounted on a Sherline desktop mill I retrofitted for CNC operation. The tool is a 0.2mm, 40-degree engraving cutter. Depth is about 0.08mm. EMC2/Axis is running the show. The results here were really pleasing. The cuts were quite clean and the drill holes came […]

CNC milling a PCB

This just proves what a nerd I am source Co-founder of Makerbot, Bre Pettis purchases milling machine firm Other Machine Former CEO and co-founder of 3D printing company Makerbot, Bre Pettis has bought a non 3D printing associated company – the CNC milling device corporation Other Machine. American corporation, Other Machine operates from Berkeley and […]

My new 2020 CNC Machine with Arduino GRBL Controller

I bought this Kit CNC Machine on AliExpress: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/PCB-milling-machine-CNC-2020B-DIY-cnc-wood-carving-machine-mini-engraving-machine-3050114A/32428314987.html A USB-CNC clone and a TB6560 stepper driver board were included, but I’ve used an Arduino based solution instead: – Arduino with GRBL 0.9i: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-UNO-R3-ATmega328P-CH340-Mini-USB-Board-for-Compatible-Arduino-/311155383820?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CH:3160 – CNC Shield: http://www.ebay.com/itm/V3-Engraver-3D-Printer-New-CNC-Shield-Expansion-Board-A4988-Driver-for-Arduino-A-/311136679650?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CH:3160 – DRV8825 Stepper Driver: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arduino-DRV8825-stepper-motor-driver-Module-3D-printer-RAMPS1-4-RepRap-StepStick-/310993151262?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CH:3160 I’ve also implemented some enhancements: – Plywood base plate for more rigidity […]

PCB milling with DIY milling machine

Here is a demo of a High speed PCB milling with DIY CNC machine. For software I am using Linuxcnc. source Co-founder of Makerbot, Bre Pettis purchases milling machine firm Other Machine Former CEO and co-founder of 3D printing company Makerbot, Bre Pettis has bought a non 3D printing relevant company – the CNC milling […]

CNC 2418 Double sided PCB Engraving

CNC 2418 replaced the parts Z Axis spindle header. source Co-founder of Makerbot, Bre Pettis buys milling machine firm Other Machine Ex-CEO and co-founder of 3D printing business Makerbot, Bre Pettis has purchased a non 3D printing related company – the CNC milling device corporation Other Machine. American corporation, Other Machine operates from Berkeley and […]

T8 CNC Engraver Machine – Full Review

T8 CNC: http://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers–3d-printer-kits/pp_356128.html?lkid=10354395 There’s more information down here! The T8 CNC machine is an affordable, mainly made for engraving but can also be used as a stand alone CNC. The assembly was really quite pleasant! Though the packaging could be improved, due to insufficient foam the stepper motors was lightly scratched. This did not affect […]

DIY PCB Milling Machine – Part 2 – Linear Sliders

Welcome to another episode of this PCB Milling machine build. In this second episode I will be building the smooth rods on which the X-Axis and Y-Axis will slide. I have bought these LM8UU linear bearings. that go on these 8mm smooth rod shafts. Now I have to design a holder for these and some […]

DIY PCB Milling Machine – Part 1 – Building Frame

A maker space is never complete without any fast method to prototype a Electronics project. And the longest process in it is to make the PCBs. Till now I have been using the Toner transfer method and Ferric Chloride. You can watch a video I made here. Etching method involves many steps. The printing, transfer, […]