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What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:53 pm
by mankyd
I started milling my first PCBs last night with my S03 and a 0.1mm, 10deg V bit.

I think I was a little too ambitious for my first time out, however, because the traces I ended up with aren't usable. What sort of cut-width and accuracy should I reasonable expect to get out of my setup?

I don't have pictures to show right now, but I can upload some later.

Re: What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:39 pm
by CastIrony
Are you doing any depth probing? That can make a big difference when engraving PCBs.

http://www.autoleveller.co.uk

Re: What Kind of Results Should I Expect?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:08 pm
by mankyd
I have not done any probing, but my work area is quite small (maybe an inch square or so) and well clamped.

To phrase my question more precisely: what ideal should I aim for? When should I assume that I've maxed out the performance of my machine with regards to PCBs.