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    Trying to engrave this image/text on a cylinder. What is the best method do to this with? Everything I have tried always seem to have issues and/or I keep crashing Sprutcam.

    Here is my sprut file.

    DF4GRtext.stc

    Right click and do "save as" then rename the file .stc instead of .jpg

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    Hi,

    I was looking around for something that could engrave and came up with this site that has tooling, software and is in Mass.

    There software does 4th axis engraving on cylenders , serial numbers imports jpg, bit, dxf, gif, and more and makes the g code..

    Here is the link

    http://www.2linc.com/engraving_software_overview.htm

    I am saving up to get a copy and there spring loaded engraving tool looks interesting..

    AirAmp



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    BTW, the spring loaded engraving tools are not hard to make. Lots of threads around various places about them.

    Cheers,

    BW

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    Quote Originally Posted by compunerdy View Post
    Trying to engrave this image/text on a cylinder. What is the best method do to this with? Everything I have tried always seem to have issues and/or I keep crashing Sprutcam.

    Here is my sprut file.

    DF4GRtext.stc

    Right click and do "save as" then rename the file .stc instead of .jpg
    Hello compunerdy,
    Here is a YouTube video of how to use the Engraving operation in SprutCAM to accomplish your task.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipMzouKZGko"]YouTube- SprutCAM 7 Cylindrical Engraving on a Solid model[/nomedia]

    You may also read the "Mill Machining->Operations Setup->Using design and machining features in Job Assignment->Using design features in Engraving/Pocketing operation" topic in the help.



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    Live, very cool demo..thanks

    I did get it to work after hours of trying different thing. One of the issues I had was when I set the base level at .8125 the N looking letters would get setup with lines wrapping around the part etc. I eventually changed it to .8126 and it all worked fine. I see now from your example that this could have been done 100 times faster lol.

    So once again... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

    I think the issue was how many decimal points I was using so it was causing it to round.





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    Here is another example of rotary milling in SprutCAM7:
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-c3mRQltW4"]YouTube- SprutCAM 7 Rotary pocketing and swarf finishing[/nomedia]



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    Is it possible to use Sprutcam to engrave on a sphere, like what you might find on a gear shift knob?



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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bord View Post
    Is it possible to use Sprutcam to engrave on a sphere, like what you might find on a gear shift knob?
    You can see an example in the SprtuCAM/Examples/5d_Milling/5ax_engraving.stc.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Live View Post
    You can see an example in the SprtuCAM/Examples/5d_Milling/5ax_engraving.stc.
    thanks... Is it possible to do that with 3 axis? (not at home so cant check the project)

    David



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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bord View Post
    thanks... Is it possible to do that with 3 axis? (not at home so cant check the project)

    David
    Yes it is possible.



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    Thanks, perfect! Is there any way to use sprutcam to project text onto a surface/sphere like you have in that tutorial?



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