The PCB mill is a computer controlled (CNC) tool that can be used to cut the tracks for printed circuit boards (PCB). Training is required before members use the equipment because it is easy for users to damage themselves and the tool. Boards up to (about) 15cm by 30cm can be machined.
- Alexis Mather
- Tom Oinn
- Robert Copcutt
Health and Safety
- Power supply to be disconnected when changing tools.
- All cutting tools to be kept in their holders until they are required.
- Waste material/offcuts to be kept clear of work area.
- Equipment will be checked for defects before each use to minimise the risk of possible electrical faults or fire.
- Carbon Dioxide extinguisher to be available for any electrical fires
- The equipment will be checked before each use to ensure that there are no defects.
- Eye protection to be worn when using the equipment.
Training and induction will start with a tour of the tool introducing all its parts. The following points will be covered.
- Keep hands well away from the spinning tools.
- Take care to mount the work securely.