Re: Which Mini CNC mill #mill


Hi Reid,
Suggest you use Autodesk "Eagle" for your schematic and pcb layout software.  The free version is excellent for small double sided boards, although it's a sophisticated software and will take time to learn to use effectively. This version has all the functionality of the licensed version, but won't allow multi layer large boards.

Not so sure about your target cost for a CNC machine - afraid you will need to think more in the region of $1000 + to get the necessary accuracy for "pcb.s".  I have a Stepcraft 420/2 with an industrial grade spindle (18,000rpm) which gives excellent results, however the total cost was a lot more than $1000 believe you me!!


On Thursday, 6 February 2020, 07:59:07 GMT, Reid Simonsen <reidsim@...> wrote:

I just join this group and was hope someone who could give me some advice which mini CNC mill is good. I look at Mini CNC mill from Aliexpress. Is CNC 3018 Pro good? Are there other products that are better? I didn't want to spend more than $200.00. I don't want a big CNC mill machine. I don't have room for it. I will not do a lot of mills. Also, which software should we use to draw circuit board or draw schematic then convert to layout circuit board then plotting on CNC mill? I am still learning and don't know where to start. I have watch many CNC but never have done CNC my own before.

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