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  • Fitting Sign Locators, advice needed please?

    Posted by David Stevenson on September 29, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Hi, We’ve just got a new cnc router and laser cutter installed so it’s time to up our game with regards to the signs we produce. Can anyone advise me as to the correct procedure for fitting sign locators to dibond / acrylic, placement etc. When we previously bought them in before they came supplied with a paper template with the screw holes marked on it. How are they these done? Thanks

    David Stevenson replied 1 year, 10 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 1, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Impressive new machine David, you will have no end of fun with that!

    With regards to the locators, it’s not difficult at all, I will try to respond to your post a bit more in-depth when I have time as I am just popping out just now.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 1, 2020 at 9:36 am

    If you examine one of the locators closely you will see it has a sharp point on the bottom. This is there to allow an impression to be made on the paper template when the prepared letter (complete with locators already glued into place) is placed on top of the template and pressed down.

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    October 8, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    We’ve no experience at all with a CNC Robert so it’s a steep learning curve ahead. Snapped a £90 bit already by not setting our Z point properly (lesson learnt). I’d noticed the marks before on the paper templates that came with pre-cut lettering we’d ordered so that ties in with what your saying Phil. Is there a set number of locators required for each letter or a case of “that looks about right”? Would appreciate any further advice anyone can offer, we need this machine to start paying for itself sooner rather than later. TIA