Re: How to etch a powerplane with pcb-gcode? #etch

John Johnson

You could look into doing a polygon with a crosshatch fill pattern, with the pattern spacing smaller than your endmill size. Been a while, so I’m a bit rusty on the details.
You could also just draw a grid or stripes on the milling layer.


From: Fred Genius <fredgenius@...>
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Date: November 25, 2018 at 3:26:01 PM
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Subject:  Re: [pcbgcode] How to etch a powerplane with pcb-gcode? #etch

A 1/8” end mill has the same size shank as a V bit (typically), so perhaps more convenient than a 2mm or 3mm bit. Although ER11A collets are designed to close up 0.5mm, I found it somewhat difficult to get a 3mm shank tight in a 1/8” collet..


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From: [] On Behalf Of Christian Robert Adzic
Sent: 25 November 2018 20:20
Subject: Re: [pcbgcode] How to etch a powerplane with pcb-gcode? #etch


Thank's guys!

One of these solutions will solve my problem.

I think also does engraving a large area of copper with a V carve bit will take too much time.
I will use an endmill bit 2-3mm.

This situation is not a common situation so a bit coding in gcode would be fine I assume.

Thank's all of you.
My best regards.

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