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C-Beam questions for PCB milling application

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by techfreakz, May 16, 2016.

  1. techfreakz

    techfreakz Well-Known

    May 15, 2016
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    Great work on the C-Beam @Mark Carew - this is going on Santa's list!

    A few quick questions that I'd really appreciate anyone's input on:

    1) Has anyone used the C-Beam to also mill PCBs?
    2) If so, do you have a preferred router/spindle? The commercial LPKF machines I've used tend to have smaller spindles, but with higher speeds (60,000+ rpm).
    3) How has using the anti-backlash nut improved the machines performance in practice? Are the machined edges more defined?
    4) Should I consider using a ball screw instead to reduce the friction and backlash or would it be difficult to notice the difference in the finished PCB/product due to other contributing factors?
    5) Has anyone tried the TinyG controller with this machine?

    Thanks again!
    Mark Carew likes this.

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