Hey all - wanted to check in with the collective regarding the latest on PCB milling. I’m a pretty experienced Nomad user (fusion360–>carbidemotion->go) but have done mostly plastics and metals. A friend wants to cut a custom PCB and I foolishly offered that I think I can do that on my 883pro.
He’s using KiCad and we need to turn that into gcode somehow, which then gets sent to the machine through cb-motion.
What’s the latest thinking in terms of:
- base pcb material - capabilities/limits (ie. trace width and accuracy)
- process to go from KiCad -> [gerber?] -> gcode
- how do thru-holes get made (in the gcode that is)
- cutters to use to get good quality trace-cuts, speeds and feeds - depth of cut if applicable
Have read other, pre-existing, threads on the forum but they date back to 2015 or 2017 (some have broken images so hard to see/read them). So wanted to check in with the collective to see what’s the latest and greatest?