In this instructable I'm going to be explaining how to cut out 1 inch thick acrylic pieces on the shopbot. It sounds simple but there are some things that can be done to aid in the finishing process and make your life a lot easier.
- 1/2 in single flute bit
- A design
- CAD to CAM software (in this case, VCarve Pro 6.0)
Step 1: Machine and File Prep
I took my design and laid it out in illustrator, and input a .dxf into VCarve.
So I cut these with an initial PROFILE, and the a FINISH cut.
Once your file is set up and ready for a cut file to be created now you have to set your bit and feeds and speeds for each cutting path.