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This is the latest project that I made at TechShop Chandler. I wanted to try engraving a logo using the ShopBot. So a grabbed a Nissan logo off the web (I don't own the logo, I just used it as example of something to engrave).

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Step 1: Convert logo to Vector

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I imported the logo into VCarve Pro, and converted it to a Vector using the software's wizard. Then I had to edit the nodes to simplify the logo to make it acceptable for the ShopBot.

Step 2: Preview of the Toolpath

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I told the software to use a 1/4" endmill to engrave the main logo, and a V-bit for the text engraving. Here is the tool path preview from VCarve Pro.

Step 3: On to the ShopBot

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Then I loaded the machine code into the ShopBot, installed my bit, set my zeros and starting cutting.

Step 4: Finished product

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Here is the finished product. As you can see, the maple split because I shot a nail too close to the edge. The text isn't perfect, because the V-bit was damaged. And I still need to sand it, but overall, I am quite pleased with the potential of the ShopBot.

I am still trying to come up with more projects to take advantage of my local TechShop in Chandler.

Erchan1 year ago

If you have CNC, you can make everthing.

Nicely done. Did you use a straight end mill? If a 5° tapered tool was used thjs carving coild be used as a pattern. At my place of employment we use a CNC router to make pattterns for sand casting. Our only difference is we use a positve carving as opposed to a negative carving. Food for thought maybe???