May 8, 2016

Can you engrave 3d printed parts?

Can you engrave on 3d printed parts? Adafruit sucesfully demonstrated that you can. They used an Othermill CNC and PLA / PHA 3d printed part. They used a tape to protect the are from splitting.

Engraving video, the process is demonstrated on a DIY game RasPi console:

Othermill milling set up:

  • 12,000 RPM Spindle
  • 0.006in Depth
  • Tool: Engraving Bit
  • Plunge: 0.591 (15 mm/min)
  • Feed rate: 7.087 in/min
  • PLA / PHA

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