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Offline Pinky

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Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« on: January 12, 2012, 06:35:33 AM »
So our main business is engraving hot foiling and embossing blocks, so figured I'll post some pics of things we have done on our machine in the past :)

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 06:36:57 AM »
And a couple more :D

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 05:31:02 PM »
Really impressive work there.

May I ask what machine you're using to do these works of art?

Pictures always welcome, and thanks fopr sharing!  :)

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 01:13:25 AM »
This is some real fine work. Thanks for showing.

Dan
Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 03:51:33 AM »
So what software do you use for artwork creation?

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 05:54:29 AM »
Some pics of the machine :)

I mainly use Vision Numeric Type3 , but sometimes also Artcam.
Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 01:57:54 PM »
So, it looks like a combination moving gantry AND moving table. If so, what is the advantage of this setup? (And what axis is assigned to each- Gantry, and Table)?

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 03:32:31 AM »
We needed accuracy, something the normal rack&pinion style doesn't provide, hence us going with ballscrews on all axis. Only problem with going ballscrews is that it's limited in length as you can imagine, the longer you go the more your rapid speeds decrease. We ended up with 1m x 1m in travel, allowing us maximum rapids of 30m/min with maximum feed 20 m/min

Machine accuracy with this particular setup is between 5 - 10 micron :)

Only thing holding us back at the moment is our servo motors which only has 750w , not nearly enough to handle fast accurate feeds, but we'll upgrade those once funds are available.

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 09:01:14 AM »
Very Impressive!   :)

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Re: Hot Foiling/Embossing blocks
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 09:06:52 AM »
Pinky, may I ask what type of coolant you're using and what type of cutters?

Are these Onsrud single point type engraving cutters? If so, what kind of pass depths are you achieving?

Thanks again-
Dave
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