NC DRill — NC-CAM Drill — Excellon DNC- Fastechnologies

FASTechnologies is the leading provider of advanced post process engineering software for drill and rout application for PCB Manufacturing.

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FASTechnologies is the leading provider of advanced post process engineering software for drill and rout application for PCB Manufacturing. An NC drill, also known as a numerically controlled drill, is a machine tool used in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards (PCBs). It is specifically designed to create precision holes in PCBs for various components, such as electronic components or mounting holes.

The NC drill uses computer numerical control (CNC) technology to accurately position and drill holes according to the design specifications. It operates by utilizing drill bits of different sizes and types to create holes of various diameters and depths in the PCB material.

NC-CAM Drill improves drilling productivity by crafting productive, trouble free drill programs. With its unparalleled OptiScan! path optimizer, automatic tooling pin avoidance, and clever multi-tool slots, NC-CAM Drill delivers the latest ideas and techniques in drilling. Clean interfaces to Valor Genesis, IGI PAR/CAM, and CAM-350 artwork CAM systems provide a direct path from your artwork CAM through NC-CAM Drill and on to your production floor.

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NC-CAM Drill

  • Creates productive, Trouble-free Drill programs
  • Reduces Cycle Time
  • Direct Path From Artwork to production
  • Eliminates Double-Hits and Near-misses
  • Increases speed and Minimizes Breakage

What Determines NC Drill Precision?

NC Drill precision hinges on factors like drill bit quality, machine calibration, and adherence to design specifications.

Are There Eco-Friendly Alternatives in NC Drill?

Absolutely. Some manufacturers embrace eco-friendly drill bits and cooling methods, minimizing environmental impact.

How Often Should I Update Gerber Files?

Regular updates are essential, especially with design modifications. This ensures manufacturing aligns with the latest specifications.

Can I Use Gerber Files Across Different PCB Manufacturers?

While standardization exists, it’s recommended to consult with the specific manufacturer for compatibility assurance.

Is NC Drill Necessary for Single-Layer PCBs?

NC Drill is typically associated with multi-layer PCBs, but its precision benefits can be advantageous for single-layer designs as well.

Production Advantages

  • Clever multi-tool piloting makes slot drilling fast and clean, w/o slot tools
  • New chip-breaking technique takes the “hook” out of short slots
  • OptiScan! path optimizer delivers extremely tight drill paths
  • Automatic tooling pin avoidance can increase throughput 10-20% on many drilling machines
  • Spacing check eliminates doublehits and near-misses
  • ESI-5100 laser driller support handles holes below 10 microns
  • Automatic diameter-check coupons speed drilling verification CAM compatibility
  • Valor ODB++ compatibility assures clean integration with Genesis CAM IGI-POST compatibility assures clean integration with
  • IPC-D-350 compatibility provides a clean integration with CAM-350
  • RS-274X, HPGL, DXF, Excellon input work with almost any CAD program
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