hello - we have been trying to engrave onto ID plates - ranging from copper to brass plates. the CNC tools that came with the SM are too large and i was wondering if anyone has had any luck finding bits that are small enough for fine text engraving.
thanks again for the suggestions. i do have another question relating to this. we found a small engraving tool from an old dremel and used this as a test. the problem we have is finding a font that does not print bold - even using the lightest font we can find still seems to make the engraver either run an outline or fill the font - resulting in a thicker outcome than we desire.
on the aluminium plate the lower left words SnapTRAM - were done using the standard text field in Luban - we tried to find the lightest font possible - but it still prints it quite thick.
the copper plate on the right was from a graphic i created in CorelDraw where i had to manually create and then export the text using a single thin line. this resulted in the thickness and look we want but is much more labour intensive.
so i am wondering if there is any easy way to get this much thinner effect on the text by use of a setting - maybe something we are missing?
thanks MooseJuice - yes the bit we tried was just for a quick trial and going into soft metal we thought it would be ok.
for future engraving i am lookng at these bits wich seem well priced:
again i am hoping the single line font will make a difference to the thickness as this will greatly speed up the process - given every label has its own serial number we want to reduce the need to export / import every one.
I’m trying to engrave text on acrylic but am very new to this. Luban seems not to accept the target depth I’m setting. I wanted to try different depths but it seem to jump back to 2mm when I’m not looking and wont save my atempted changes to depth?
Any thoughts? Apologies if this is a newbee question but at the moment I don’t get what to do.