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Cost effective engraving

Post by Zach s »

I'm looking for a cost effective way to do some simple part number engraving and possibly basic text as well I currently have a cnc12 pro license just looking for some options
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Re: Cost effective engraving

Post by tblough »

I've had excellent results with Tapmatic's ScribeWriter tools: http://www.tapmatic.com/product_line_in ... tools.ydev

Centroid used to offer a package called MillRight? for the servo systems just for this sort of thing. An alternative is to use a CAM package and a single line font like DPS Schrift. Make a series of programs with the numbers 0-9 at 1" tall. Use an incremental move at the end of the program to position at the start if the next character.

You can then use a little g-code programming to call these sub-programs with a scaling factor to engrave a number string.

Since Centroid allows calling subprograms by name, and even allowing subprograms to call other subprograms you could even expand this to include the full alphabet and possibly some punctuation.

I envision an "engrave" program that expects X0Y0Z0 to be the start of a string, uses M224 calls to ask the operator for the string to engrave, the size, and the depth. It would then parse the string and call the correct subprogram for each character.
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Re: Cost effective engraving

Post by cnckeith »

Millwrite is still available. we like the older dos looking version over the newer version.

now I use Vectric cut 2D for alot of engraving work.
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