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    My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Recently I have bought myself a CNC-machine.

    My machine is a Colinbus, well actually I bought the DIY version. Comes in a build yourself package. Building was easy and after 2 days the machine was running, but that was all... it comes standard with a Ferm-router and with this router you can do nothing at all as I was about to find out. Trying to get results out of the CNC and until I buy a Kress I've mounted a Dremel on it and that was a real improvement.

    After much trial and error and with the kind and patient help from Hessel I managed to get some nice results that I would like to show to you.

    The pictures show you the building of an AFDS panel B738. Currently only the buttons are finished. Also you will see my first very bad resulst.

    regards, Wendy


    First picture showing very bad resulst with the Ferm-router


    This is much better with the Dremel-router


    My machine


    All the parts that make up the AFDS panel, already a good engraved button


    All 3 buttons


    All 3 buttons and the panel


    Backside of the buttons




    All 3 buttons completed


    And lighted...


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    Thumbs up Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Great work! Very impressive.

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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    That is really wonderful wendy. How much did you invest in the machine?
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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Hi Wendy,

    Great job!!!
    What letter type you use???

    Best regards

    Jan Geurtsen

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    Thumbs up Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Hi Wendy, you dont hang about do you nice machine and already quailty Work Big up Praises for the work done , i have my machine up and running and at long last invested in 2 pieces of must have software , Mach3 and Cut2d , to say i love it is an understatement Have only now after all these yearss Faffing about finally seen my DIY monster Cut material , for me at this stage i intend to use tje machine to make its on parts to replace some of the lets say not so well made elements of it self but already i can do PCB work and can see how much im gonna use this piece of Kit, so looking at the work you have done in ashort space of time is pretty impresive .. My baby does not look Pretty but cuts accuratly and will get better once i replace some of the parts for how shall we say More cosmetically appealing bits LOL did you design your parts or get the files from some other source , What CAD package and CAM package are you using ?
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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Thanks for you nice comments

    @vybhav
    The price of the machine was a little bit more then 2000 euros. But without extra software and replacing the router you cannot do much more than drill a hole. I was lucky that I stil had a Dremel so I plan to buy the Kress next year.

    @jan737
    The fonts I use are Futura fonts in different styles.

    @wannabeaflyer
    I have 2 cad packages: ABViewer and Autocad


    Kind regards, Wendy

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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    looks great
    by the way: what material are you using for the panels??

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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    I have a few different materials depending on what to do. For panels white acryl. The buttons are made of transparant and white acryl.

    Kind regards, Wendy

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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy View Post
    Thanks for you nice comments

    @vybhav
    The price of the machine was a little bit more then 2000 euros. But without extra software and replacing the router you cannot do much more than drill a hole. I was lucky that I stil had a Dremel so I plan to buy the Kress next year.

    @jan737
    The fonts I use are Futura fonts in different styles.

    @wannabeaflyer
    I have 2 cad packages: ABViewer and Autocad


    Kind regards, Wendy

    Hi Wendy,

    Are they true type?
    And where can I find these type?
    Best regards

    Jan Geurtsen

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    Re: My new CNC and AFDS panel

    You can find the fonts here, thanks to Hessel who gave me this link:
    http://members.fortunecity.es/todofu...carga/f.htm#fu

    In your CAD drawing you have to explode every letter and remove all lines you don't want.


    Regards, Wendy

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