Carving King Plastics Color Core with Vcarve

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Carving King Plastics Color Core with Vcarve

Postby johnelle » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:41 pm

I have to do some outdoor trail maps so I carving them on King Color Core. All their "tips" are for folks using big industrial CNC machines. Just wondering if anybody has experience doing this with Vcarve / desktop CNC machine. For example in their video http://www.kingplastic.com/video/video-route-engrave-king-colorcore/ they are showing flat bottom letters carved with a very small v engraving bit. Never done this is Varve. The letters were always actual V or raised letters in a pocket. This is almost like every letter is a pocket.

(the rationale is this is layered product where you machine away the top layer revealing a different color "core")
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Re: Carving King Plastics Color Core with Vcarve

Postby Adrian » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:57 pm

For the thinner versions or small letters I pocket out the letters with the pocket toolpath and a 3mm straight bit. For thicker I use a VCarve toolpath with the flat option checked using a 90 degree v-bit and a 6 or 3mm clearance bit.
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