Roland 3D milling machine
tacos at fetrow.org
Sat Jan 21 21:37:14 CST 2012
I have never had a problem using photographic methods. I can make the
board as large as my largest glass container. I have made boards as
wide as 17 inches (the width of a board in a conforming 19 inch wide
rack enclosure), and as deep as about 12 inches, I don't recall
Double sided is not an issue because the targets line up on the
corners for exposure, not an issue at all.
On the other hand, if today I were to go back to making boards today,
I would just use a service.
As for the milling machine, I am not against owning one. Milling the
enclosure is a nice thing to do. I have cut far too many using a
saber saw mounted upside down in a router table.
On Jan 20, 2012, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at amrad.org wrote:
> While looking around the Internet, I ran into the new Roland iModela
> 3D milling machine. This looks amazing for making smaller PC
> boards. It costs about $1,000, and only does boards up to about
> 3.3x2.2x1.1 inches. For comparison, the Charleston SDR board is
> 3.5x1.6 or so...
> But, if you can handle smaller boards, and don?t need a mask or
> other fancy stuff, this may be very interesting. The Arduino store
> sells it for 749euros. I wonder if you could align the board close
> enough to do double-sided boards?
> Plus, you could make the plastic enclosures as well.
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