I’ve combed the board, but haven’t really been able to see what I’m looking for. I’m curious if anyone has examples they have done with fine detail text using a vbit in aluminum. Something along the lines of 1/8" tall text around .003-005 deep. I’m curious what kind of resolution I can expect, and also any tips or tricks. I’ll be engraving 7075 aluminum and plan on using pretty slow feed rates to ensure accuracy.
I typed “coin” in the search bar and came up with a few. This one, started by Earwigger, in particular was what I had in mind.
Good luck on your project.
Joshua, thanks for the reply. Did you make a video of milling that tool? (I assume it’s some sort of tool) I swear I saw a video of that. I was going to ask, did you do a second pass with a vbit for a chamfering profile pass? Did you have any problems with deflection doing that? I’ll be running some test cuts this week and hopefully I’ll have a final video to show how it turned out.
Hey c.j, I have a video on my YouTube channel that I milled the faceplate for a vape box mod project and also a few other projects too. https://youtu.be/pJ-Z76sWh4U This is the link to my video and I’ll be posting more videos of aluminum milling and breakdowns of what I do for settings and all that. All I use is the vbit from inventables and a cheap set from eBay for a 2flute cutter 1/8. I’m doing tests with cheaper to more expensive endmills to see what I can do with both. I did run a profile cut with the vbit to give that chamfer look. I run it slow and small steps for doc and it works great. When I try to cut more it will chatter and sometimes can have problems so I keep it safe with the speeds and the doc. I want to upgrade my z and do more bracing to make it do better speeds and doc to make it close to a larger mill.