USATuff wrote:Greeting All!
First, thank you in advance for any help that you can share. This is Laura & Gary from USATuff. We own a small family business and we have recently purchased a 3 Axis CNC (ShopSabre) Machine and we are running the VCarve Pro Software. We are launching a new line of EVA Foam / Sea Dek products and we have run into some challenges in learning the best way to use the software program as it pertains to our application.
I am posting here in hopes that we can either connect locally (in Las Vegas) or by phone, with someone who has experience with the VCarve Pro program in use with Sea Dek / EVA Foam material. You can email us at Laura@usatuff.com or call Gary at 702-630-4937.
From one small business to another we thank you!
Laura & Gary
Adrian wrote:Definitely going to need a drag knife to cut that. I had mats of Sea Dek on the front of my old boat and it cut easily with a sharp stanley blade against a steel rule. Any rotary tool is going to tear it to shreds and I think a laser will be too hot leading to overmelting of the edges.
wmgeorge wrote: I am assuming the poster has that all figured out before they spent the $30k or so purchasing that large of machine. It would help to know if they have any previous experience in CAD designing or CNC so the answers would be more directed.
wmgeorge wrote:Water jets are a $100k option. The drag knife that goes into a 1/4 inch (6mm) collet costs $149 on Amazon and looks like the one I made. BUT it can only cut sign vinyl thickness. It will be interesting to see how the OP has their machine setup?