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Richard Erlacher
02/26/09 16:10
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Denver, Co

#162919 - Indeed! But useless for anything else.
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
I suspect it's because he's using dull tools and perhaps using them entirely too long. The software probably doesn't allow him to hurry the feed rate, else that's a suspect, too. It's not my choice, and, God be thanked, not my worry.

He produces pretty good boards, drills holes down to 5 mils, registers his solder mask to well within 0.1 mm, and gets his multilayer boards to work. Of course, he produces that stuff chemically.

I get my boards from the PRC, and they cost much less than what I have to pay here, and they're right the first time, and electrically tested. The local guys get it right ... eventually ... <sigh> ... but not soon enough, and they can't easily produce the 3-mil tracks on 6-mil centers, and can't register layers or mask any closer than 3 mils, which is what folks claimed 15 years ago.

That's why I wire-wrap the stuff I have to have "today."


List of 25 messages in thread
PCB prototype        Joseph Hebert      02/25/09 11:23      
   How does the LPKF machine do as a drill?      Richard Erlacher      02/25/09 16:09      
      tool life      Joseph Hebert      02/25/09 20:33      
         Well, I just guessed ...      Richard Erlacher      02/26/09 10:15      
            Expensive Drill      Joseph Hebert      02/26/09 10:30      
               Indeed! But useless for anything else.      Richard Erlacher      02/26/09 16:10      
                  Expensive? Yes. Useless? ...      Joseph Hebert      02/27/09 09:49      
                     True enough!      Richard Erlacher      02/27/09 10:00      
                        Dull Tools      Joseph Hebert      02/27/09 14:07      
                           dull tools      Richard Erlacher      02/27/09 14:29      
                              10 mil end mills      Joseph Hebert      02/27/09 14:53      
                                 Wet ?      Steve M. Taylor      03/01/09 15:34      
                                    Air cooled only      Joseph Hebert      03/01/09 15:57      
   Plating??      Chris Bertrand      02/25/09 20:54      
      plating      Joseph Hebert      02/26/09 07:42      
         I figured as such      Chris Bertrand      02/26/09 07:48      
   very good quality      JecksonS Ben      02/26/09 00:19      
   Impressive but..      Oliver Sedlacek      02/26/09 01:32      
      Prototyping prices      Joseph Hebert      02/26/09 08:07      
         Very interesting approach      Dave Brooks      02/28/09 13:43      
            PCBExpress      Joseph Hebert      02/28/09 21:41      
               Sunstone Circuits      Michael Karas      02/28/09 23:56      
                  Sunstone      Joseph Hebert      03/01/09 16:16      
                  P.S. Welcome back      Joseph Hebert      03/02/09 09:39      
               Now-a-days...      Dave Brooks      03/02/09 13:41      

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