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EverPrecision 2002 CNC machines

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Simon, Dec 9, 2008.

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  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Hi all,

    Just soliciting some input from anyone who's used an EverPrecision
    2002-series device before (see product ep2002 features.html
    for what I mean, similar to an LPKF S42, but slightly better spec).
    I've been looking around for a milling machine to create PCBs at
    and I've got a good offer (less than $4k) on a nearly-new (used a
    dozen times or so) EP2002-H model. That's about 1/3 the cost of
    it new...

    On paper it all looks wonderful:
    - the machine can do 4mil traces with a 60k rpm spindle (as in
    - it does an automatic surface-map of the part to compensate for
    defects in the copper-clad FR4
    - tool height is automatically figured out and compensated for
    - it has double-sided support (and therefore multiple layers with
    some extra effort)
    - the software is downloadable, so there's no problems there
    - the guy I'd be buying from sounds genuine, and open to helping me
    out if there are problems after the sale.

    Before spending that sort of cash, though, I was just wondering if
    there was anyone with experience with the thing to give me some
    background - I've not heard of the manufacturer before (though they
    seem to have been around a while)...

    I'm aware that this is probably more expensive than using a board-
    house, but for me it's not the monetary expense that's the crucial
    thing, it's the time it takes to get a board back ready to start
    soldering. Even if you pay $$$ to get a fast turnaround, it's still
    slow compared to an hour or two on the mill. Actually, given that my
    last board cost ~$200 (Eurocard size, 2-day service, PCB-pool), it
    doesn't take *so* many of them to pay for the mill...

    Thanks for any help,
  2. Simon

    Simon Guest

    [bump]... trying another time...
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