Friday, November 4, 2016

Using the DIY CNC to try to cut a logo into plastic.

Last night I tried to cut a company logo into plastic.  I had to code the logo first the fire up the Dremel.  Cutting plastic is not like cutting wood.  The plastic built up on the bit and caused some uneven edges.  This is what the finished produce looked like.

This is what it looked like with themarker after two successful passes.

Here is the video on YouTube.

Here is an improved version of cutting plastic.  The cutting is improved by using a bit that sends the chips flying so they do not get glued back in.  Professional versions also have a vacuum surrounding the bit to suck up the chips and keep the bit cool.

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