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PCB Milling

Bantam Tools PCB Milling Machine

This machine is a new arrival to our centre. For custom quotations, please do get in touch with our Chief Technology Officer, Ashvin Pal Singh on 016 919 0909

Summary
Reviewer
Danial
Review Date
2019-02-03
Reviewed Item
PCB Milling
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star
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The Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine delivers professional reliability and precision at an affordable price. Milling directly from your Gerber files, the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine effortlessly handles double-sided PCBs with 6 mil trace and space. The Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine is fast, easy, and affordable.

• Accuracy: <0.003’’ per 6’’ linear travel / <0.0762 mm per 152.4mm linear travel

• Highest Resolution: 0.000125 in / 3.18 microns

• Milled parts & PCBs come out as you expect

• Trace & Space: 6 mil / 0.006 in / 0.1524 mm

• Highly reliable technology & software

• Repeatability: ± 0.001 in / 0.0254 mm

• Quickly find and fix design errors

• Fully enclosed: Safe and clean

• Responsive tech support

 

Save time & money prototyping in-house

• Finish ahead of schedule and on-budget

• Tight integration with design software

• Same day PCBs & machined parts

• Accelerate product development

• Out-of-the-box productivity

• Easy and simple to operate

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
PCB Milling
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star

What materials can this machine work with?

Materials
All materials listed here are merely a sampling of what can be used on the Bantam Tools™ Desktop PCB Milling Machine.
Machining Wax High speed
Regular
FR-1 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Blanks Single-sided
Double-sided
Wood Birch plywood
Maple
Metal Copper
Brass
Aluminum, 6061
Plastic HDPE
Polycarbonate
Acrylic
Delrin
Summary
Reviewer
Danial
Review Date
2019-02-03
Reviewed Item
PCB Milling
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star

What out of the box cool things can this machine do?

N/A

Dimensions
Frame Dimensions 10.25 × 10 × 12.75 in
260 × 254 × 324 mm
Overall Dimensions 12.75 × 12 × 12.875 in
324 × 305 × 327 mm
Working Volume (spoilboard removed) 5.5 × 4.5 × 1.6 in
140 × 114 × 40.6 mm
Working Volume (spoilboard installed) 5.5 × 4.5 × 1.35 in
140 × 114 × 34.3 mm
Weight 16.8 lb
7.62 kg
Mechanics
Body 3/8 in (9.5 mm) HDPE and 6061 aluminum
Ways Case-hardened precision-ground steel
Bed ¼ in (6.4 mm) 6061 aluminum mounting plate
XYZ Bearings PTFE-filled acetal resin sleeve bearing
Allows for faster rapid speed and increased machine rigidity
XYZ Motors Stepper motors with 0.000125 in (0.003175 mm) microstepping
Spindle Motor Custom designed brushless DC motor dynamically balanced to G2.5 grade for minimal vibration.
Max XYZ Traverse Speed 100 in/min
2,600 mm/min
Spindle Speed 8,500 – 26,000 rpm
Accuracy <0.003’’ per 6’’ linear travel
Repeatability ± 0.001″
Backlash < 0.001”
PCB Cut Speed Up to 100 in/min
2,600 mm/min
Electronics
Power Requirements 100-240 V AC 50/60Hz 1.4A
Consumption 50W Typical / 120W Peak
Operating Temperature 40–110 °F
4–43 °C
Software
App Otherplan
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
Windows 7 or higher
64-bit operating system required
Graphics card with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
Interface USB 2.0
File Input Eagle BRD (.brd)
Gerber RS-274X (.gtl and .grb)
G-Code (.nc and .tap)
SVG (.svg)
Features Free
Intuitive interface
Free tech support
CAM tool path planning for supported file types
Automatic tool location
Automatic homing/calibration
Real-time data feedback while milling
3D preview view of your imported file
Tools
Tool Holding ER-11 collet
Largest Recommended Shank Size 1/8 in
3.5 mm
Smallest Recommended End Mill Size 0.010 in
0.25 mm
Materials
All materials listed here are merely a sampling of what can be used on the Bantam Tools™ Desktop PCB Milling Machine.
Machining Wax High speed
Regular
FR-1 Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Blanks Single-sided
Double-sided
Wood Birch plywood
Maple
Metal Copper
Brass
Aluminum, 6061
Plastic HDPE
Polycarbonate
Acrylic
Delrin
In the Box
Power Supply External
Power Cable IEC Type B
USB 2.0 Cable A-type to B-type
Tool Kit Collet wrenches, small and large x 3 each
Collet, ER-11, for 1/8 in shank, and collet nut ×1 each
Pulley Belts, replacement ×6
Alignment jig ×1
Alignment jig screws, M3 x 8 mm ×3
Allen Wrench, 2 mm, for jig ×1
Probing Clip and Probing Clip Bolt x1 each
Bit Fan x1
Vacuum Port Adapter x1
Getting Started Project materials

Bantam Tools PCB Badge

Fusion 360 Aluminum Ring Project

Engraving Dog Tags with SVG Files

PCB blank, FR-1, 4 in x 5 in, single-sided x2
LED, 5mm x2
Resistor, 22-ohm, x2
Battery, CR2032 x1
Battery holder x1
Scotch tape, roll, double-sided x1
Aluminum, 1 in x 2 in x 0.125 in, x1
Nitto Tape samples x15
Scouring pad sample
Dog tags, red and black, x1 each
End mill, flat, 1/8″×1
End mill, flat, 1/32″×1
PCB Engraving Bit, 0.005″ x1
Metal Engraving Bit (80°) x1
Summary
Reviewer
Danial
Review Date
2019-02-03
Reviewed Item
PCB Milling
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star

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