PCB Mill

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ProtoMat PCB Mill

A small, precision milling machine for prototyping circuit boards. It can also be used for engraving of faceplates and other items if the proper bits are used. This unit was made in approximately 1999 by the German company LPKF Laser & Electronics AG. It uses standard 1/8" shank bits, 38mm for cutting the board and 36mm for cutting and milling the copper. The 38mm length is pretty standard, but the 36mm bits are more specialized.

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Paul xx%, Nate B xx%, Nate W xx%, Matt O xx%, Roger S xx%, etc.
  • Location: This machine is located on the work table in the middle of the shop near the large CNC machine.
  • What it looks like:

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: LPKF ProtoMat - Model C30/S
  • Part Number:


not specified


Before using this machine, you must meet with someone who is experienced in using it. The bits are expensive and easily broken, and you must be careful when using the machine as there is a risk of injury if it is not used safely.


Authorized Users and Trainers

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