I AM INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A NOMAD 883.However,I would like to know how fine a line I can it engrave.Thanks
I dont have the Nomad, but you can engrave as fine as you want, depending on the depth you engrave, and how fine the bit is.
@ronron I would imagine you could go fairly fine, but feed rates would become critical to avoid snapping the end mills. I watched a video of a guy cutting PCB boards with a Nomad and was blown away by the detail. It looked like he was using bits in THIS range. I’ll try to find the video.
It can engrave as fine a line as the smallest engraving bit you can purchase. You will have to be very mindful of your speeds and feeds running a very small diameter bit though.
Diamond drag engraving tool?
Hi I am not too sure what snapping the end mill means.Thanks
They can be easy to break.
Do you ?mean the engraving bit
Yes, small bits will break easily if pushed too hard. There are different bits that will work best for different jobs. A lot depends on what material you intend to be engraving and the type of engraving you want to do.
I’ve done logo and text engraving in Aluminum that turns out great. The trick is to get the part perfectly level. I use a dial indicator mounted to a bracket on my spindle. I can jog the dial indicator back and forth across the surface to make sure I have it within .003 inch flatness.
I’ve also used a “spring loaded” V bit end mill with good results; especially works great on uneven surfaces. Leveling doesn’t need to be perfect. Here’s a pic where I engraved on a piece of quartz.
Where did you find the spring loaded v-bit?
Thanks. Have been looking for something like this.