Plotter - drafting

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KenW
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Plotter - drafting

Postby KenW » Thu May 25, 2017 8:49 pm

Hi All -

Still waiting for my new Asteroid but had a question that maybe someone can answer...

Has anyone ever used their machine to make drawings, like a plotter? I'm guessing that fitting the router with a pen (no turning) and then following a g-code program could be done. Just not sure about raising and lowering the pen. Would it be similar to the vinyl cutter attachment? Is this a special program to run this?

Ken

hemicro
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Re: Plotter - drafting

Postby hemicro » Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am

There are cnc plotter type pens available. I have not tried them, but I think they are what you need.
http://www.widgetworksunlimited.com/CNC ... _thick.htm

KenW
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Re: Plotter - drafting

Postby KenW » Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 am

Hey thanks hemicro. Looks like just what I need.
Ken

hemicro
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Re: Plotter - drafting

Postby hemicro » Fri May 26, 2017 12:42 pm

Glad to help. Let us know how they work for you.


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