A complete set of Precision Fine-Grained Carbide tools needed for operating your Quick Circuit Prototyping System has been included. The tool kit provided with the Quick Circuit system includes a copper milling tool, a contour router, 0.78 mm (0.031”) end mill, and various sized drill bits. Drill bits are industry standard 38 mm (1.5”) long, 3.175 mm (1/8”) diameter shank circuit board drills. Drills are available in any wire gage sizes from 31 to 70, any metric size from 0.75 to 3.175 mm and fractional sizes up to 1/8”. AS-DRILL-KIT
End mills are used to mill various paths in the board material. These are useful in narrow or wide path milling and copper rubout. The width of cut of an end mill is simply the size of the end mill. AS-ENDMILL-KIT
T-Milling tools are custom designed by T-Tech for milling copper circuit board material. The copper milling tools have a pointed tip. The tool depth determines the width of cut. A description and use for each tool is included below.
Contour routers are used to route a board outline from a piece of board material or to perform interior routing. If you don’t have a specific diameter drill bit, then the drill router allows you and prompts you to substitute a contour route tool. This allows you to finish your job instead of substituting an incorrect diameter or waiting to order a specific drill bit.
Using Contact by Touch: Refer to the ContactByTouch section of this manual. Manually setting material height
Note: It may be a little unnerving the first time you do this because it seems that the tool may crash into the material. It will not and you will get use to it.
The procedure to set the height of a tool above your circuit board will be the same regardless of the type of tool or spindle assembly used.
Using Contact by Touch: Refer to the ContactByTouch section of this manual.
Manually setting tool height: The tool height is derived from the Material Height and the tool’s depth of cut offset.
IsoPro software controls the spindle speed. The upper and lower limits for the spindle speed are set automatically according to the Machine Settings. Individual tool spindle speeds, or RPMs, are defined in the Tool Pod section of the Tool Table. For tools inserted manually, the tool’s RPM is defined in the “RPM” box in the Manual Tool Change dialogue.
The tool pod assembly is available in three configurations, 12, 24, and 32 pods.
All of the pods accept standard ringed tools.
Each pod is spring loaded to ensure correct placement within the collet during tool placement and extraction.
As illustrated in figure 26.1, the tool pods will correlate to the tool numbers in the tool page of IsoPro while setting the machine up. Ensure that the tool called for in the tool table matches the tool in the pod.