Re: Digital Punch CNC milling
> Thus these were always a bit rounded and required hand finishing.I've been working with a fairly new software program from the U.K.
> That probably would not do for
> your project. CNC would not have a problem with this, nor would
> have had
that seems like it would be terrific for cutting wood type. I've cut
36 point Centaur out of side grain maple and its worked out great
even at this small size. The software is from Vectric.com and is
called V-Carve. As the title says it uses gravers (either 30 or 60
degree angles coming to a point) as well as endmills to rough out the
flat areas. The process of milling is not fast. Twenty-five letters
takes around 30 minutes to cut and larger letters would take longer.
Still the quality seems very good so far.
Plenty of sign shops and cabinet shops have milling machines. Mostly
they have reasonable hourly rates so output could be affordable.
Shopbot has a user list where people can post jobs and find shops
that would be willing to do cutting on outside projects.
ps We have lasers but the laser does a very bad job of roughing out
the bottom surface. You could use the laser just to cut the letter
and then use chisels to clean up the bottom but the milling machine
seems like the way to go.
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