View Full Version : Number plate dies and a Sieg KX3 CNC Hobby Mill

12-04-2010, 10:36 PM
thanks Patrick

John S
12-04-2010, 11:16 PM
I presume you mean a pair of dies in steel for stamping ?


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If so then the KX3 will have no problems doing this.


13-04-2010, 10:54 PM
in a vector format etc thanks again

John S
13-04-2010, 11:15 PM
The Mach3 software won't do drawings, it's the controller software for the machine and reads G code that's been done by another program.

I did the two 'nearly' matched sets last night in Vectrics, VCarve pro.

I just used a font and made one female and one male but in real life the male one has slight radii in the corners equal to the tool radius.
To work as a set of stamping dies the female one will need the same radii so it presses and not cuts.

I could do the programming if needed.

14-04-2010, 04:42 PM
thanks again for any help cheers Patrick

14-04-2010, 04:51 PM
hi i am wondering would the kx1 do the same job for me as its abit cheaper and i dont need any bigger sizes thanks for you help john