View Full Version : Engraving Stone Memorials & Plaques

Tony Mac
11-30-2005, 11:33 AM
Customer Ricky Bennett (SCANCAD in the UK) is using VCW to engrave Memorials and Plaques on a Newing Hall Pantocut 4E with a Beyerholm & Moe Microstep controller.

Ricky is very happy with the results and commented,

"VCarve Wizard has enabled our memorial department to v carve letters on memorial plaques and headstones in Stone, Brass, Bronze and Wood."

"We consider it a vital and new ability to CNC machine V cut letters over traditional sandblasting and hand cutting."

Recent memorial projects Ricky has machined using VCW are shown below,

Hope this is interesting to the community,

Tony Mac

11-30-2005, 12:24 PM
What type of cutter do you use for stone cutting.
What feed rate and depth of cut are you able to use?
Thanks for any info!

Tony Mac
12-01-2005, 09:00 AM

The stone examples have been cut using a 90 degree included angle carbide tool running at approximately 500mm / min (20" / min). Each of the 2 examples are approximately 450mm x 300mm (18" x 12") with 25mm (1") high lettering and took around 30 minutes to engrave.

One of the examples shows York stone which can be resonably hard and this was cut in 2 passes to a depth of approximately 3mm (1/8th).

The other example is Nebressina and this is soft enough to be cut in a single hit.

Hope this helps,

Tony Mac

Tony Mac
12-22-2005, 05:09 PM
More pictures of the work Ricky is doing with VCarve Wizard.

"These are the first full size memorials I've engraved."

"The Software is excellent and I look forward to using it every time. It, of course, is really satisfying to have such first class results, especially off my dear old Pantocut! 21 years old !!"

Granito EE
08-03-2013, 03:45 PM
I can add a link to my cnc engraved granite headstones, using VCarve Pro (http://www.vectric.com/) software.

The link is here: Hauakivid (http://www.granito.ee/tehtud-tood/)

10-05-2013, 12:04 AM
Really impressive VCarve use Granito EE. Thank you for sharing the link to view your tombstones and markers.

03-09-2015, 06:15 PM
We also use VCarve Pro Software for engraving. I would like to add a link with our CNC engraved granite gravestones.Would you have any questions, feel free to ask.

You can check them here: Hauakivid (http://www.enshauakivid.ee)