This is a picture of a friend from her wedding day. She is from Pakistan although now a US citizen.
Material is 1/2" thick Corian 9" x 12.9". I pocketed out the area where the image sits to 1/4" thick before running the PhotoVCarve code. This left a nice frame for me to clamp down and lends rigidity to the finished piece.
- Roughing pass: 1/8" ball end mill set .080" below the floor of the 1/4" deep pocket I made (per Tony's tutorial). Stepover was 50%, spindle speed 7500rpm, feedrate of 100ipm. Took about 45minutes. Max carving depth was .100".
- Finish pass: 3/64" ball end mill set .100" below the floor of the 1/4" deep pocket (again per Tony's tutorial). Stepover was 10%, spindle speed 7500rpm, feedrate 150ipm. Took almost 11 hours.
Tony, the only feature I could see adding to this software is the ability to DNC directly from the software. I'm guessing that would up the cost too much to be worthwhile though.
This is a great program. Easy to use and the results speak for themselves. Very cool.