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by GeneMpls
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Compact metal plate engraver
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Compact metal plate engraver

CO2 laser will not mark metals- there are sprays that will make nice black marks on many metals after lasering [with CO2]. You would likely use a Fiber laser for marking metals.
by GeneMpls
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Faux Wood Cabin Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Faux Wood Cabin Sign

How do you cut the ACM? I would cut the outline from Signgrade acrylic [impact modified] on the laser- if printed on pvc-free film it could be applied and then contour cut quite easily/quickly. Nice sign BTW :D
by GeneMpls
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: A little something
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: A little something

Very nice, I use a lot of corian [and similar] on both the CNC and CO2 laser.
by GeneMpls
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Hardware related questions
Topic: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Spindle recommendations 110v 80mm

I have bought lasers from Automation Tech- very satisfied.
by GeneMpls
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: We need it by......
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: We need it by......

Sounds expensive?
by GeneMpls
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Box Making (Laser)
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Box Making (Laser)

scalci wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Hi Guys,

I am using Boxes (https://www.festi.info/boxes.py/?language=en) to create boxes to laser cut.

Is there a way to create similar boxes in Vectric ?

Interesting site but I cannot get it to do anything?
by GeneMpls
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Trying some corian
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Trying some corian

Cabinet makers always have sink cutouts that are usually not used. They are not white of course but some are pretty for some uses. There is also 1/4" available online- usually white, works great on the laser as well.
by GeneMpls
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Inlays - Merging Technologies
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Inlays - Merging Technologies

I consider my Prusa Mk3s a valuable essential tool and design in Fusion360 and print items for myself every day. I am sheltering at home for the duration and brought it home with me. I took it to the Keys last month also. I print almost exclusively PETG with great success.
by GeneMpls
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Using Marine Grade Plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Using Marine Grade Plywood

Or exterior pvc- usually anything over 1/4" is exterior.
by GeneMpls
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1799

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

They now produce a ACM [aluminum composite material - plastic core .125 or .25 with alum faces] with steel faces. Cuttable with a saw and flat, if that might work.
by GeneMpls
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carving
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Carving

by GeneMpls
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Carving
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Carving

I used to love to do tracing of logos when I had a sign business, very relaxing for me. And it is a nice logo- what is QB? Looks similar to a Bentley logo.
by GeneMpls
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Tool Numbering
Replies: 19
Views: 2587

Re: Tool Numbering

Not knowing how to do this properly,,, I have always used decimals , first number is the type of bit and go from there.
by GeneMpls
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thin Plywood
Replies: 21
Views: 3250

Re: Thin Plywood

Leo- I use a lot of wood from Ocooch hardwoods- they have *very* nice scrollsaw wood and also .25 mdf core ply that cuts very nicely- more uniform than ply.
by GeneMpls
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Free Lab's Project: Tic-Tac-Toe
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: Free Lab's Project: Tic-Tac-Toe

Corian and it's many variants are normally used for counter tops. It is normally .5" thick and I have gotten it from woodworking shops who have drops [unused scraps] and the cutouts from sink installations. I have also bought .25" which is used a lot for backlit lithograph carvings from ebay and Ama...