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    Hey guys...Great job with the files.

    We have an engraver here at work that I am learning to use. You can import these file types to it, but I am thinking I need a vector file for the tool path. I don't really know mucha bout this, we just use it to made Equipment ID tags, I thought we might as well put it to use. We have some black/clear plastic that you can engrave the black from the backside and backlight it. I was wanting to try a license plate, similar to above first, then I wanted to make some back lit switch panels.
    If you convert a dwg to a dxf, will you still need a vector file as well to run the tool?
    Sorry if I sound like an idiot, I know nothing about CNC...

    Thanks guys...
    Jason
    Outboard Junkie


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    You need a CAM program like Gibbs or Mastercam to generate toolpaths. Then a post processor specific to your CNC machine.

    RM

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    Can someone e-mail me the .dxf or .dwg I would like to try and laser cut a couple out of stainless. I will post the pic's when I get one cut.

    Thanks

    Dd24skater@sbcglobal.net
    Last edited by Dd24skater; 09-20-2005 at 01:25 PM.

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    Autocad files and DXF files are Vector files. They just may not be compatable with the machine that you are using. I have sticker making software that also needs vector files, and I have to import the DXF file into it.
    Paul V.
    1987 Hydrostream Viper - 1973 V4 Evinrude 135 Crossflow "Shiny Motor"

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    With a DXF I can turn it into what I need to laser cut

    Dd

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    PM me your email address. I have em right on my desktop.

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    Thumbs up hydrostream plate

    kool plate how can i get one ? email me at hydrostreamyt@tds.net i'll buy one but i need it in purple

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    jim how much would that cost to do in to an aluminum plate of say .190 thickness???? would be a great adition to my truck..

    4-16-2014. 25 years old today... the fishin boat doesnt look to bad for a classic does she


    things that were are no longer as they are today...

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    I can cut you one from 1/8 aluminum for $25.00

    Dd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dd24skater
    I can cut you one from 1/8 aluminum for $25.00

    Dd
    Was it not a little flimsy to polish at 1/8? Anytime I put something that thin on the ragwheel I end up destroying it.

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    how about Stainless? 1/8

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    Does anyone have two for sale?
    Hydrostream VKING
    235 OMC

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