Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of CraftRoboReflow_e


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Sep 14, 2012 3:39:56 PM (7 years ago)
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  • CraftRoboReflow_e

    v14 v15  
    1616=== requirements ===
    1717
     18Hardware and Materials
    1819 1. A cutting plotter (We use Craft-ROBO or Silhouette CAMEO. Both costs less than USD 300.)
    1920 1. Polypropylene synthetic paper ([http://www.switch-science.com/products/detail.php?product_id=822 polypropylene synthetic paper is available here!])
     
    2526
    2627=== directions ===
    27  * Create stencil data
    28  1. Download "cream-dxf.ulp", and put the file into the ulp folder of EagleCAD. This Eagle ULP script exports the Eagle cream layers to DXF for a cutting plotter.
    29   [https://github.com/SWITCHSCIENCE/ssci-eagle-public/blob/master/cream-dxf.ulp cream-dxf.ulp is available here!][[BR]]
    30   [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:1.png, 300px)]]
    3128
    32  2. Open your EAGLE .brd file.
    33  3. Click "ULP", choose "cream-dxf.ulp", and click "Open".
     29==== Prepare the cutting data ====
    3430
    35    [[Image(click_ulp.png, 500px)]]
    36    [[Image(ulp_window.png, 500px)]]
     31 1. Download "cream-dxf.ulp", and put the file into the ulp folder of EAGLE CAD.[[BR]]
     32    This Eagle ULP script exports the Eagle cream layers to DXF for a cutting plotter.
     33    [https://github.com/SWITCHSCIENCE/ssci-eagle-public/blob/master/cream-dxf.ulp cream-dxf.ulp is available here!][[BR]]
     34    [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:1.png, 300px)]]
     35 1. Open your EAGLE .brd file.
     36 1. Click "ULP", choose "cream-dxf.ulp", and click "Open".[[BR]]
     37    [[Image(click_ulp.png, 500px)]]
     38    [[Image(ulp_window.png, 500px)]]
     39 1. Click "Run".[[BR]]
     40    [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:cream-dxf.png, 500px)]]
     41 1. You can find "xxx-bcream.dxf" and "xxx-tcream.dxf" in the folder of the .brd file.
    3742
    38  4. Click "Run".
     43==== Cut ====
     44 1. Import DXF into ROBO Master or Silhouette Studio[[BR]]
     45    If you use Silhouette Studio, please set the import options before importing data
     46     * If you use Windows -> File>Option>Import Options and set Document Position "As-is", and File>Open
     47     * If you use Mac OSX -> Silhouette Studio > Preferences... > Import Options and set Document Position "As-is" and File>Open
     48 1. Set the cutting option
     49    {{{
     50Speed: 1
     51Thickness: 33
     52Adjust your blade to the following setting: 5
     53}}}
     54 1. Set polypropylene synthetic paper[[BR]]
     55    Please use a shabby cutting mat. New and clean cutting mat is too sticky for polypropylene synthetic paper.[[BR]]
     56    [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0008.JPG, 300px)]]
     57    [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0009.JPG, 500px)]]
     58 1. Remove the cut frakes using Scotch tape.[[BR]]
     59    [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0031.JPG, 300px)]]
     60 1. Remove the stencil from the cutting mat[[BR]]
     61    When you remove the stencil from the cutting mat, you should bend the cutting mat, not pull the stencil. Polypropylene synthetic paper gets longer when you pull it forcibly.
    3962
    40   [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:cream-dxf.png, 500px)]]
     63 Good
    4164
    42  5. You can find "xxx-bcream.dxf" and "xxx-tcream.dxf" in the folder of the .brd file.
     65 [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0022.JPG, 300px)]]
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    44  * Cut!
    45  1. Import DXF into ROBO Master or Silhouette Studio
    46   * If you use Silhouette Studio, please set the import options before importing data
    47    * If you use Windows -> File>Option>Import Options and set Document Position "As-is", and File>Open
    48    * If you use Mac OSX -> Silhouette Studio > Preferences... > Import Options and set Document Position "As-is" and File>Open
    49  2. Set the cutting option
    50  {{{
    51  Speed: 1
    52  Thickness: 33
    53  Adjust your blade to the following setting: 5
    54  }}}
    55  3. Set polypropylene synthetic paper
    56   * Please use a shabby cutting mat. New cutting mat is too sticky for polypropylene synthetic paper.
     67 Bad
    5768
    58  [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0008.JPG, 300px)]]
    59  [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0009.JPG, 500px)]]
    60  
    61  4. Remove the cutting parts using Scotch tape.
    62  
    63  [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0031.JPG, 300px)]]
    64  
    65  5. Remove the stencil from the cutting mat
    66   * When you remove the stencil from the cutting mat, you should bend the cutting mat, not pull the stencil. Polypropylene synthetic paper gets longer when you pull it forcibly.
    67  
    68  ○[[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0022.JPG, 300px)]] ×[[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0019.JPG, 300px)]]
    69  
     69 [[Image(wiki:CraftRoboReflow:RIMG0019.JPG, 300px)]]
     70
    7071== The trial and error; finding the best machine and material for stencil ==
    7172A lot of people try to prepare stencils in-house, e.g., http://www.ladyada.net/library/smt/laserstencils.html, and http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Solder-Paste-Stencils-with-Cricut/. However,  these methods still have some problems as followings;
     
    113114Based on the results, we chose the cutting plotter and polypropylene synthetic paper.
    114115[http://www.switch-science.com/products/detail.php?product_id=822 Polypropylene synthetic paper is available here!]
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