Engraved nameplates on Rowmark material

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Engraved nameplates on Rowmark material

Postby GVP » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:00 pm

Greetings all!

I want to experiment a bit making engraved nameplates and signs on Rowmark type (2 ply) material. Can anyone offer advice as to type of bit to use, feedrates, etc?

Many thanks

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Postby joenagel » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:38 pm

I just did a sample on some 1/8 inch Rowmark lasermax at 3 inch per second with a 1/8 inch upspiral ballnose end mill and it seemed to work out just fine. I only cut .01" deep at 10,000 rpm.

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Postby RoutnAbout » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:44 pm

Graham,

I just cut 29 nameplates and 29 number plates consiting a total of 427 characters, out of the .125 lasermax.


Tool: .030 diamter Endmill
Feed: 1.8 ips
Spindle Speed 10,000 RPMs
Router: prt96 Shopbot
Tool Path used: Inside Profile
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Postby GVP » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:54 pm

I just cut 29 nameplates and 29 number plates consiting a total of 427 characters, out of the .125 lasermax.


Hi,

Sounds great! Where did you get such a small end mill from? I'm having trouble locating the right bits...
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Postby RoutnAbout » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:29 pm

Graham,
I am fortunate to clock in every night at midnight and work for 8 hours and operate and grind, sharpen tooling. Not as fin as it sounds :lol: So I was able to pull some scrap out of the bin and make my own.

But there are many places out there that manufacture these small tools for such jobs. And there is even a thread with information with many links for tool manufacturers. Here is the thread that Jay started (Chuck's (CRFultz) idea ): http://vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=278

And I've just done a search on micro tooling and added it to the above thread.
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Postby mrBOND » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:55 pm

I just made this special sign to a customer.
The base plaque (200x500mm) is MDF and the front plate brushed alu/black in 2 ply material similar to Rowmark.
For the 2 ply I used a single flute 2mm endmill, and a sharp engraving bit to finishing.
Spindle speed 12000 rpm and feed rate 800mm/min.
The red part is made in a vinyl cutter and attached afterwards.
The base plaque was made "by hand" in a fixed machine because the setup is there all the time.
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Postby dighsx » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:15 pm

That looks pretty cool.
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Postby Tony Mac » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:09 pm

More pictures of Mr Bond's stylish sign.

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