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The application of mineral casting in high-precision printed circuit board drilling machine

Haitian Zou (Graduate School at Shenzhen, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China)
Baolin Wang (Graduate School at Shenzhen, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China)
Fumin Song (Hans CNC Technology Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, China)
Lianyu Fu (Shenzhen Jinzhou Precision Technology Corp., Shenzhen, China)

Circuit World

ISSN: 0305-6120

Article publication date: 18 November 2013

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to verify the feasibility and reliability of mineral casting applied in high-precision printed circuit board (PCB) drilling machine. The mechanical properties of machine frame are quantified to provide a solution for machine tool industry to seek a perfect substance competing with classic materials such as cast iron and granite.

Design/methodology/approach

The optimal design of machine frame is performed via the CAD system combined with finite element analysis (FEA). The mechanical properties of the frame elements are evaluated by a series of mechanical experiments: static performance is quantified by flatness tests, dynamic behavior is estimated by experimental and numerical models, respectively. Meanwhile, the performance of the frame element with traditional materials is examined experimentally.

Findings

Mineral casting parts can be successfully applied to PCB drilling machine to meet high accuracy requirements. The characteristic of mineral casing gives the most possibilities in structural design. The frame parts show good static/dynamic behaviors by structural optimization processes. Especially, the machine frame with mineral casting gains a great weight reduction compared with traditional materials.

Originality/value

The application of mineral casting in PCB drilling machine offers greater design flexibility and innovative system solutions. The combination of FEA is convincing to achieve optimal structure and ideal weight to maximize the economic and technical benefits. Moreover, lightweight design of machine structural components achieves not only higher kinematic/dynamic precision but also considerable cost reduction.

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Citation

Zou, H., Wang, B., Song, F. and Fu, L. (2013), "The application of mineral casting in high-precision printed circuit board drilling machine", Circuit World, Vol. 39 No. 4, pp. 204-211. https://doi.org/10.1108/CW-05-2013-0017

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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