Thursday, January 19, 2012

Engraving Ridges

It took almost 10 hours to machine this; 21:30 to 07:30. I was using a fairly slow feedrate; 60mm/min, 5000rpm.
But we can see a problem where lines cross each other or get close to each other, the cutter can't get into the gap, because of the size of the flat.
Maybe we could use chemical etching to make this?

1 comment:

Dan Falck said...

If you do this again, you might try using some larger diameter tools inside some of the larger pockets to rough them out. Then switch to the smaller tool for the corners. You could potentially save some time.