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Minicooper

posted on 17/2/20 at 07:57 PM Reply With Quote
CAD Font or Symbols

Hello All,
Not sure what I'm needing is actually called, what I need to do is laser cut into several jigs a company name and what it's for, so it is not lost in hundreds of other jigs at the fabricators.

I'm assuming it is a CAD library of some sort and the big news is I'm willing to pay for it!

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David

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Minicooper

posted on 18/2/20 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
This is an example of what I'm trying to do

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Description


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David

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nick205

posted on 18/2/20 at 09:53 AM Reply With Quote
Do you want the stencil made to be able to paint through?
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russbost

posted on 18/2/20 at 10:53 AM Reply With Quote
Does it need to be in metal? Oli at Furore Products can produce stencils fairly cheaply in plastic - 3D printed?





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Minicooper

posted on 18/2/20 at 10:58 AM Reply With Quote
Sorry the word stencil is not the correct word.

All I want to do is cut the text into metal plate jigs used to fabricate parts, I could paint letters on but I was after a more professional durable job

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David

[Edited on 18/2/20 by Minicooper]

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russbost

posted on 18/2/20 at 11:04 AM Reply With Quote
Could you not simply freehand weld the company name onto the jigs?





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pigeondave

posted on 18/2/20 at 10:57 PM Reply With Quote
You could try giving https://www.lasermaster.co.uk/ a call

I had them cut me a ITG filter back plate. Cost as much as a blank plate from ITG but I had all the holes cut in the offset position I wanted.

Probably best to call them to discuss, but i think its the sort of thing they'd do.

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peter030371

posted on 19/2/20 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
Are you just after a font? If so plenty of them about such as this https://www.reddit.com/r/lasercutting/comments/4n5oya/anyone_know_of_free_fonts_that_are_suitable_for/
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mcerd1

posted on 19/2/20 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
My favourite one is to use Rhino: https://www.rhino3d.com/download (free trial for 45 days per PC)

It makes 2D or 3D CAD objects out of nearly any font on your PC/mac - just press the text button, type and pick the options/size you want
Then you can just add the little connector bits however you like to make them into stencils if need be
Rhino is really good at exporting to dxf/dwg formats (the ones most laser/waterjet cutting places want), but also capable opening and saving to an impressive number of other CAD formats too.


If you like you can send me a u2u with your email and the text/font you want and I'll send you a CAD file back


or alternatively one of the guys I work with uses Inkscape instead - this can also export test CAD objects (although I've never used it myself)



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designer

posted on 19/2/20 at 09:50 AM Reply With Quote
There is free software available that convert fonts to dxf.

Forgot the one I used.

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 19/2/20 at 04:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Minicooper
This is an example of what I'm trying to do

Description
Description


Cheers
David


Stencil font?

https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=114

Several to look at..





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Bunje

posted on 20/2/20 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
so are you looking to press the text into the metal. or actually cut out the text
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Minicooper

posted on 20/2/20 at 09:56 AM Reply With Quote
I need text/fonts that can be modified if required in a cad format like dxf. Normal fonts , including stencil fonts are typically tiff files, no good to me in in my CAD program

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David

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mcerd1

posted on 20/2/20 at 12:05 PM Reply With Quote
^^ you should have some in you inbox now





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Minicooper

posted on 21/2/20 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
Thank you very much all sorted now

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David

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