Inlay Toolpath

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Inlay Toolpath

Postby woodchuck » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:47 pm

We are in the process of doing our 1st inlay project. I ran the parts both male and female last night. I'm cutting this out of loose laminate. My question is on the allowance offset. Does that value need to increase to get a better fit? Currently its at .05mm. When the pieces go together they give a wrinkled look. It could be because it's not glued down. Also is double side taped the best to use to hold small pieces down. Thanks
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Re: Inlay Toolpath

Postby Paul Z » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:21 pm

Could you post your files and perhaps a picture? It would make it a lot easier to understand what is happening.

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Re: Inlay Toolpath

Postby woodchuck » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:59 pm

I have attached a PDF of what the logo will look like. I could not get the file uploaded it says it's too large.
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Re: Inlay Toolpath

Postby cas17013 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:28 pm

This may be a worthless suggestion, but why not try a simple/small square inlay sample with different values to find what works best for you. I have tried a few inlays with mixed results, and this is what I plan to do before I try my next "real" project. Depending on your machine, and tooling what works best for one person may not be best for your hardware.
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Re: Inlay Toolpath

Postby cabnet636 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:08 pm

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