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vinyl plotter and mach

Postby HammerDownJustin » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:21 pm

Just curious has anyone ever used Mach 3 to run there vinyl plotter? My old cutter program was lost many years ago. I can design with the Corel but don't have a cam program to run it anymore. So the thought was in the back of my head.
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Re: vinyl plotter and mach

Postby kbenz » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:29 pm

wouldn't you still need something to generate the g code?
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Re: vinyl plotter and mach

Postby Gamelord » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:32 pm

This may work for you:

http://www.signtools4.com/

I also found info here that says you can cut directly from Corel. Haven't actually done this myself but maybe it will help.
http://forum.uscutter.com/index.php?/to ... coreldraw/
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Re: vinyl plotter and mach

Postby acourtjester » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:24 pm

I have used a vinyl cutter on my table no problems (Sean P has done vinyl work too) I just run what I want to cut through SheetCam using a router type Post Processor. That gives Mach a G-code to run I have a floating knife and start by dropping the knife on the vinyl and drop about 0.050" more and zero the Z dro. The tell mach to move Z up to about 0.500" and start my G-code, router tool set to cut the only layer at 0.003".
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Re: vinyl plotter and mach

Postby HammerDownJustin » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Thank you for the great help. Will resource them all and might just make a tool holder for the table and a clean mounting surface..lol
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