Accession Number:

ADA285718

Title:

Gerber Format to CNC Punch Translator

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

VITRONICS INC EATONTOWN NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Application specific translators provide an efficient means of converting the output of an engineering software package to match the input of another engineering software package thus, enabling an automated conversion between engineering software packages. In this report, one such application of a translator which provides a vehicle to program a CNC Punch Machine an automated hole punching machine from a Gerber Format File a standard format for PCB artwork photo plotting is presented. Such a translator, called the Gerber Format to CNC Punch Machine Translator, aids in the design of low temperature co-fired LTCC Multi-Chip Modules MCMs. The Gerber Format to CNC Punch Machine Translator enables the MCM designer to program the CNC Punch Machine to punch via holes, using the same Gerber file which is used to photo plot the MCM signal traces. In doing so, a mechanical engineering package which would normally be used to program the CNC Punch Machine is completely eliminated from the MCM design process. Computer automated engineering, Multichip module, Automated micro punch, Translator, Gerber format.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE