Design and Implementation of CNC Milling Bot for Milled Circuit Board Fabrication


  • Rajesh Kannan Megalingam
  • Shree Rajesh Raagul Vadivel
  • Sreekumar S
  • Swathi Sekhar
  • Thejus R Nair
  • Midhun RR





milling, CNC, PCB fabricating, Milled Circuit Boards.


This research paper presents an alternative way to fabricate a Milled Circuit Board (MCB) with the help of a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling robot. Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) are one of the most widely used control modules in electrical and electronic industries. In this research paper we propose a computer controlled milling machine which can be used for quick fabrication of double layered PCBs called MCB where a user wants to test the circuit without the need to wait for the conventional PCB fabrication. The end effector of the CNC milling machine has the provision to move in 3 axes-x, y and z in accordance with the input received from the controller. DipTrace, an EDA/CAD software is used for creating the schematic diagram for the milled circuit boards. The design to be engraved on the copper clad board is uploaded to a software called CopperCam, where it can be converted to G-code files after making the necessary modifications. These G-code files are then uploaded to the CNC machine using the software Universal G-code Sender, thus enabling the microcontroller to direct the rotation of motors and coordinate the movements of the end effector so as to engrave the board design on to a copper clad.




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Kannan Megalingam, R., Rajesh Raagul Vadivel, S., S, S., Sekhar, S., R Nair, T., & RR, M. (2018). Design and Implementation of CNC Milling Bot for Milled Circuit Board Fabrication. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(3.12), 1205–1209.
Received 2018-08-18
Accepted 2018-08-18
Published 2018-07-20