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ptjw7uk
07-01-2008, 01:08 PM
I have been in the process of thinking outside the box so to speak(difficult for me) and posting this to see if it would work.
I want to produce a punch as in coining type to produce a badge or such for the museum my wife is curator of. I have had very little success in even finding software that could draw backwards as a punch waould have all the detail in reverse. Now my question is this could I produce normak text for a cnc mill and then reverse the X stepper connections so that it would as it were write backwards if this would work then do the same to a rotating table to get the text around the edge.
Am I dreaming or does this idea have a chance!!

Peter

A.K. Boomer
07-01-2008, 01:37 PM
All it is is whether or not the calculations match up to what you want it to do,
try it on a scrap piece of alum. .005" deep --- set it up slow feed and get ready to hit the off button:)

h4ppy-chris
07-01-2008, 01:51 PM
(finding software that could draw backwards)

reverse, mirror the darwing! it will be all backwards then:)

dp
07-01-2008, 01:59 PM
(finding software that could draw backwards)

reverse, mirror the darwing! it will be all backwards then:)

Not on the Z axis :)

Michael Moore
07-01-2008, 02:10 PM
If you've got a 3D model of the badge you can do a subtraction of it from a matching part merged to the top of it.

cheers,
Michael