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Kyleitzen
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Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by Kyleitzen » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:36 pm

I'd like to share my first few products I made on my new Shapeoko 3. I bought the machine to get into plastic milling and engraving.
Materials: Rowmark Satin 1/16 2 ply
Bits: .010 2 flute end mill, 1/16 2 flute end mill
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SO3: Mods: baltic birch worksurface, vacuum table
Primary use: plastics engraving, name tags
www.ItzenSigns.com

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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by zerblatt007 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:26 am

Nice and lots of details!

How fast did you run it?
Did you have to do a lot of cleanups?
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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by Ing Chao » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:46 pm

Yeah, lovin' that detail!
Excellent work. :mrgreen:
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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by D@DENNIS.COM » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:53 pm

Impressive. This is exactly why I bought my machine, to make placards for antique aircraft being rebuild. Might you have some example of the code you used to get such good results? I'm new to CNC and would like to see an example to help me start learning to make these placards.

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Post by Kyleitzen » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:48 pm

For starters this is my bible for speeds and feeds. There is a lot of good info here. http://www.precisebits.com/tutorials/ca ... speeds.htm

I use between a 2%-4% chip load per tooth to prevent melting on acrylic.
"Feed = 0.02 x D x No. flutes x RPM (2% chipload per tooth)"

Dewalt 611 speed 1 is 16,000RPM (i found a chart on this forum)
.010 2 flute end mill 12 ipm feed (.040x.010x2x16,000)
.0625 2 flute end mill 80 ipm feed (.040x.0625x2x16,000)

These are conservative but leave no swarf or rewelded chips. It took almost 30 logos to find out v-bits are terrible at chip removal and go sloooow. I also use a shopvac to blow and cool the bit and chips via a line loc nozzle.

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SO3: Mods: baltic birch worksurface, vacuum table
Primary use: plastics engraving, name tags
www.ItzenSigns.com

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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by Kyleitzen » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:52 am

Shameless plug
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SO3: Mods: baltic birch worksurface, vacuum table
Primary use: plastics engraving, name tags
www.ItzenSigns.com

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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by xfredericox » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:19 am

i had been looking everywhere for a EU supplierfor that material... Turns out this product you work with hass a warehouse in Belgium.

thanks for that! :mrgreen:
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Re: Plastic Locker Nameplates

Post by Kyleitzen » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:40 am

http://www.rowmark.com/distributor/europe/europe.asp
Here is a link to Rowmark's distrubution Europe page.
SO3: Mods: baltic birch worksurface, vacuum table
Primary use: plastics engraving, name tags
www.ItzenSigns.com

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