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How to use a 1/8 (.125) ball nose endmill for engraving letters?

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derek_secord12
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How to use a 1/8 (.125) ball nose endmill for engraving letters?

i used the engraver tab but when i put a ball nose on there it doesn't let me do it. I'm in school for this license plate project but our classes use MasterCam and I'm not a fan of it so i wanted to use fusion but the process is different of course.

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I define it as a chamfer mill then load a real ballnose. Set the tip width to the largest it can be to still get a full engraving toolpath. Set the max depth as -.001 or whatever is required. 

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You may also want to consider single-stroke fonts and using the Trace toolpath, which would support a ball endmill


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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jscott6SWZG
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I have been unable to emboss single line fonts.

Whats the trick?  On a curved surface?

I guess ill try a programmings method with double line font? 

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Funny enough the forums wont let you upload fusion files, but here is the Template I use.

Import that into your Templates and hopefully it works for ya. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jvNZQ2bl3GwTJv_NFi6gQ9nMRO_WHF24/view?usp=drive_link

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