Does someone here have a CNC engraving (or milling) machine or know where I can get it done?? I want to have something engraved like this:
It is a dying art and most photo engraving is done (even here) by artist making limited edition prints. Same process as etching a circuit board, same chemistry, same masking technique. There are some do it yourself PCB etching kits out there that use a laser printer to make the photo mask. These might not be available world wide though.Here it's impossible to get anything apart from a big tax bill LOL. Everything runs through wholesalers who won't sell to the public. Same w/ machining, no one is waiting for some idiot to come around whining for a small bit of work to be done. I wish it was as easy as it sems to be over there, having machineshops locally and so on. No such things here. We have speed traps and traffic cops, nothing else LOL :rolling:
A couple of aluminium plates are going to be fairly light...shouldnt cost much at all. I was looking at royal mail and a small packet, airmail up to 1kg was only like 10 Euro's...cnc is easiest I think, and I like how it comes out w/ the tool paths showing.
Jotto, how affordable is royal mail these days? Last time I had something shipped from the UK I was royally screwed, not mailed LOL It was so damn expensive and slow too Have it in solidworks, can do about any format out there incl. autocad.