From Art to Part with Schott Engraving

Often seen as a specialist field of machining, and one generally overlooked by CAD/CAM software companies, the engraving of parts is actually required by a wide range of industries, from Woodmaking and Signmaking, through to Jewelry manufacture and Moldmaking. Seeing this as a very important market, German based CAD/CAM developer Schott Systeme continue to include engraving tools as standard within their software ‘Pictures by PC’. However they have also recently made a number of new additions helping to further speed up engraving design and machining.

From Art to Part

‘Cliparts’ for example provide one of the largest sources of ready made graphics, easily found both on the Internet and in the form of clipart library CD’s. Look past the typical graphics associated with business presentations, and one can actually find a wealth of quality designs and artwork. Sadly CAD/CAM developers tend not to offer the ability to import and convert cliparts into CAD geometry, however Schott Systeme have now introduced exactly that, enabling users to use and modify existing clipart graphics to create new designs to engrave.

Sketching Ideas

For those receiving hand drawn designs, Schott Systeme have improved upon the workflow of their bitmap suite. With an in built twain interface to connect Pictures and a scanner, one click will now scan and insert a sketched graphic. The raster bitmap can be vectorised and instantly converted into CAD geometry, with numerous settings helping to deal with the differing quality of images. Pictures also smoothes the resulting polygon based graphic, transforming it into Bezier based curved geometry.

Engraving Machining Methods

In a move to dramatically cut down on the time required to program an engraving, recent enhancements have also seen customers being able to save preferred method of machining. Applicable for all aspects of engraving, from 2D through to 4 axis rotary and 5 axis simultaneous engraving, a customer can save their preferred methods of engraving, for instant application on new designs. Although useful for any aspect of machining, it lends itself ideally to engraving, especially with the very specific tool parameters and milling settings required.

Online Product Demonstration

See http://www.schott-systeme.com/en/newengravingvideo-en.htm

Schott Systeme can also be found exhibiting at the September EMO fair in Hannover, and the December Euromold fair in Frankfurt.

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