Designing a flexible motherboard for a CNC machine
CNC machines used to be very expensive investments.
Although they are certainly not cheap by consumer standards, economies of scale and
progress of technology have pushed their prices down to relatively affordable levels.
CNC machines need to be able to take intricate designs and relay that information to the
moving parts within the machine to get the final result.
Standard motherboard configurations fail to meet the requirements of these specialist
situations due to their typically large designs and choice of parts that are not ideal for long
life cycle products.
This case study covers the design and specification of the mothe rboard for a CNC machine.