Engraving on hot rolled/carbon steel?

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  • #110451

    Frank
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    I’m new to this forum and I’m looking for a machine to engrave a 1″ wide logo on hot rolled/carbon steel using MPCNC.  Would this be do-able?  I’m not looking to go deep into the steel.  Also, if it works whats the finest bit I can use?

    Also, which bundle or parts would you recommend?

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by  Frank.
    #110475

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    If you make a really small and short build you might stand a chance, steel is really an advanced project. Have a look at a few of our steel videos and see if that clears anything up.

    #110507

    Aaron
    Participant

    engraving with a vbit is much easier than slotting/pocketing. I would try a 90 degree bit and maybe a 60, but 90 would be really strong.

    you can also try a diamond drag bit to etch your parts.

    #110531

    Frank
    Participant

    Thanks.   These bits would both be using the Dewalt DW660?

    Also, Which control board would I need for this?

    #110610

    Barry
    Participant

    Need for what?

    #110611

    Frank
    Participant

    Looking to engrave mild steel.  Nothing too deep.

    #110673

    Barry
    Participant

    Any controller will move the machine.  I just wasn’t sure if you were talking about the movement of the whole machine, or spindle control.

    #110715

    Frank
    Participant

    If I wanted to do just drag bit engraving would I just need the drag knife adapter?

    #110746

    Barry
    Participant

    I don’t think so.  They don’t care about direction as much as a blade.

    #110779

    Frank
    Participant

    Which tool mount should I order if I’m using a diamond drag engraver?

    #110785

    Aaron
    Participant

    None. They usually have a 1/4 shank and you put that in your router. You run it without turning on the router.

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