HP plotters

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Thu Sep 2 22:42:58 1999

Joe wrote:
> I've heard that there are knifes available that can be used in them to
> cut strip lines on copper PCB and knifes for cutting out vinyl and other
> materials but I don't know what they cost or where you can get them. Does
> anyone know any more about them?

There are small machines designed for the express purpose of milling
printed circuit boards. There's no way a pen plotter will be able to do
that with a knife or drill; they weren't designed to produce enough force
or move enough mass for that type of work.

Modifying the pen lift assembly of a 9872 to raise the pen-down height enough
for the thickness of a copper-clad board to plot resist is easy and works

For cutting vinyl, perhaps. It's still way beyond what the plotter was
designed for.
Received on Thu Sep 02 1999 - 22:42:58 BST

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