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    Laser engraving a door stop dome

    The company that manufactures these door stop domes asked me on Friday to look into engraving onto them. It took a bit of lateral thinking to work out how to do it because the laser head is fixed to the gantry and the tip of the head has to be a constant 5mm above the job...

    I spent the day designing and making a tool to solve the problem and it works like a charm. The first one was perfect and so was every single one afterwards. I finished farming with that lot about 10 minutes ago and I'm going to award myself a Noddy badge and watch a movie.

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    Good one, how did you do it, the tool?
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    Beeeg secret...if I get a contract with them it could be worth a lot of cash. They sold 50,000 units inSouth Africa alone in December.
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    Thats allot of beer!
    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

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    Adriaan that must of bent your mind to work that out. Well done.
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    Clever boy

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    And if you continued to think laterally so that the tip continued to go around the sphere, you would have ended up at the beginning?
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    Looks great adrianh like the one with the horse.

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    I just grabbed random images to do the testing. The horse is nice, you should see it in colour. Look for Fire Horse in Google Images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    I just grabbed random images to do the testing. The horse is nice, you should see it in colour. Look for Fire Horse in Google Images.
    Wow that does look good. Hope you make your money on those

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