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Aug 07, 2005, 09:52 PM
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cutting fan fold or depron with router

Anyone cutting blue fan fold or depron with a cnc router? Which style of cutter are you using? speeds and feed rates would be apprecitated.

I keep getting rough edges from the film that is on the blue fan fold.

Thanks in advance.

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Aug 08, 2005, 07:16 AM
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Can you post some pics of it ?
What did it cost ?
Aug 08, 2005, 08:04 AM
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One of our clubmembers is trying to. Make sure that the bit is not spinning too fast. The depron will melt and clogg up your bit.

BEst regards,

Aug 08, 2005, 08:21 AM
Cost over $5,000 and 200 hrs. More pics on I will be offering a cutting service email me about it. Soon will have EPP foam kit being sold here as well very soon-
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Aug 08, 2005, 08:57 AM
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Lets say 200$ ?

Aug 08, 2005, 03:50 PM
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looks good Franck! What do you usually cut with your machine?
Aug 08, 2005, 04:00 PM
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Franck, how hard was that to build and how well does it cut for you?
Aug 08, 2005, 04:38 PM
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Sorry guys,

This cnc machine was build a couple of weeks ago by a fellow clubmate. He did it on low budget. Most expensive stuff was the controller and steppers. Rest of the cutter was made of scrap. He even used gears from some used up tonercartridges !

It works pretty well, ive seen the results. The machine cuts precise to 0.01mm. It was not hard to build (at least he put it together in just a couple of days) It is slow though, the steppers he used lack power and are only usable with gearing. Still, he surpised me with it and it just works !

Here's the original thread (in dutch) . You might contact him via pb on our mssgboard. (spaan14)

Best regards,

Last edited by Franck; Aug 08, 2005 at 04:50 PM.
Aug 08, 2005, 05:35 PM
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We cut depron and FFF on cnc router. Use a small circuit board endmill and spin it as slow as possible and move as fast as possible (low speed, high feed). Make sure your CEL (cutting edge length) is long enough that it's the cutting edge and not the shank that's cutting the film on FFF.
Aug 08, 2005, 09:31 PM
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Pictures of my router. cutting area 50"x x 47"y x 7.0"z
Aug 08, 2005, 09:40 PM
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I just use a hobby knife
Aug 08, 2005, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by daddioz
I just use a hobby knife
Yeah, but the blades don't last very long!

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