Now that my FabKit is up and running, it was time to use it for a real project: For my CNC I needed to put together some circuitry and components to control the machine. I had a nice electronics cabinet, however, it did not include the type of mounting holes that I wanted. With the help of Fusion 360 for the drawing, and Inkscape to add the text, I was able to cut a nice replacement panel on the FabKit using 3 mm MDF with one side pre-painted white (from the Gamma)
For the letters I used a font called Lato, they have a hairline font, which unlike the normal outline fonts has only a single vector forming the letters. Ideal for quick vector laser engraving.
- Marking, 30% at 40mm/s
- Cutting, 100% at 7mm/s
This was all converted to gcode using LaserWeb4 from a single color coded SVG. Small note, in Laserweb there is a setting for the DPI for SVG import. Laserweb's default is 96, while inkscape writes at 90. If you do not adjust this number, your parts end up too small.