HP plotters

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Fri Sep 3 11:01:33 1999

At 03:42 AM 9/3/99 -0000, you wrote:
>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.

   That's what I thought but I've seen people do it. One of the classes at
my unverisity used some kind of knife in a HP plotter to make strip lines
on a PCB for microwave work. Apparently they had been doing it for a while
and it worked successfully. I wasn't interested in it at the time so I
didn't pay attention to what they were doing and I don't even know which
plotter they used except that it was a large flat bed HP plotter.

Received on Fri Sep 03 1999 - 11:01:33 BST

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