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Old 08-22-2020, 09:28 PM
Charlie_L Charlie_L is offline
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In my shop if I wanted 30 Degrees V for colorcore, I would try my Onsrud 37-25 which has a 0.020 inch flat.

I have my machine running, maybe I'll try a sample?
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Old 08-22-2020, 10:01 PM
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Experiment done....

Font used Calibri having bold selected. I wasn't sure what you had used but maybe this was close enough?

Text height was 0.25 inches, the word "Adventure" was 1.65 inches long for reference.

I typically add 0.030 for start depth when using color core, because the colored skin is 0.050 on my 1/2 inch material. I did that here.

In the photo the word "Trident" used the 30 degree tool listed previously. That didn't look very good so I stopped and used my 60 deg Onsrud 37-07 for the last three words. It has a 0.030 flat tip. MUCH better results. Still deep enough I think. The picture is taken immediately after cutting. No cleanup other than vacuum running.

Aspire toolpath says the maximum cutting depth was 0.058 thousandths. It looks a little deeper given the amount of white showing. That is for the 60 degree. The 30 degree is deeper, but lots of debris still standing.
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Old 08-22-2020, 10:10 PM
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Experiment done....
Charlie, Thanks so very much for running that test so quickly! How very kind of you.

That's interesting that the 60 deg bit had fewer fuzzies. I should have tried that myself. I don't have any with a flat tip. In fact I didn't even know that they existed. Will have to look for those.

Super great info and again, thanks much!!
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:30 AM
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Given the depth of the 30 deg cut, another thing I should have tried was to put a bottom to the text using that bit. That would have made a cleaner cut too.
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Old 08-25-2020, 08:04 PM
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Late to the party here- Centurion Tools makes engraving bits specifically for ColorCore.

https://www.centuriontools.com/collections/engraving
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