Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

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michaelM
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Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby michaelM » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:00 pm

I am trying to do some aluminum engraving so I need some help and advice. I want to make some engravings on a small bunch of extruded black aluminum case. The only engraving tools that are at my disposal are 0.0mm, 0.2mm, and o.5mm v-groove carbide. I do not need a deep engraving since my cases are black hence my Doc is just 0.1mm. During my first try, I used a 0.5mm cutter spindle at maximum (24k), feed300mm/min, Doc 0.1mm. the tip got snapped just as a little passed halfway. I tried the 0.2mm cutters with the speed rate back to 150mm/min. 90% of the work was completed before the tip got damaged. I got tired of snapping the tips so i tried the shape point V-groove cutter. The work was finished without any damage on the tip but the cut and the finish is bad news.. Where could i have gone wrong? Any help and advice please?

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HearsaWho
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Re: Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby HearsaWho » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:05 pm

The problem here is with the snapping tip. It could be that you are applying to much pressure on it whenever you are working.

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Re: Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby Tsunami » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:47 pm

The snapping could be from something to do with your style of cutting. You could also go to a CNC shop and look for better harder pointers.

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Re: Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby mercyVince » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:49 am

The engraving machine must have come with some suggested settings for engraving different materials. To avoid the snapping, use the recommended settings

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Looker
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Re: Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby Looker » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:11 am

I would advice you to get the Tough Tip Tool for Engraving Aluminum.

You can find this from http://www.badog.ch/

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Re: Need an advice on how to do some engraving on aluminum and the best tools to use

Postby Bassam » Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:13 am

You can also fine the Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Aluminum in http://www.2linc.com/engraving_tools_tough_tip_AL.htm


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