Last modified 01/25/2015
The MDX-20 is micro-milling machine, which uses very small bits to cut away material. It is used at ITP to mill printed circuit boards (PCBs) into copper-clad plates.
Download the software for PCB milling interface from GitHub here. It use node or node-webkit to parse an Eagle .brd file and send to the mill. The mill at ITP uses a StartTech serial adapter cable, and the appropriate drivers must be installed on the computer. Drivers available for most operating systems can be found here.
Signup for time slots here
Bed dimensions: 8.63 inch X 6.25 inch (22 cm x 16 cm)
Things to watch out for:
Video walkthrough on Vimeo (uses an older bed and interface version).
Drill bits and copper plates can be easily bought from Other Machine, or found on Ebay.
1/32" and 1/64" end mills (flat tip) are used for milling traces into a PCB. 1/16" end mills are for cutting the dimension. Drill bits (longer and round tip) are used for holes.
Video tutorials on using the MDX-20, and assembling a PCB board.