September 2008


The Vectric Forum has been very busy over the summer with customers posting information and photographs of their work. The forum is a great place to learn about tooling, materials, suppliers, cutting techniques etc. and in this newsletter we've highlighted some of the many interesting projects being made with the Vectric software products.

VCarve Pro makes it easy for Small CNC Business

Glenn Godbold – CNCGG on the Vectric Forum – is using VCarve Pro to turn his customers business cards into stunning carved signs on his Techno isel CNC Router. Glenn commented,

"Cutting signs is so easy with VCarve Pro!"

Glenn scans the business card then imports the jpg image into VCarve Pro where he uses the auto-trace tool to create vectors. He then calculates toolpaths and carves the signs on his CNC router.

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Carving 3D V-Inlay Plates with Cut3D and VCarve Pro

Tim Hornshaw and his wife live and work in Holland, Michigan. After fifteen years of design engineering for Aerospace and Automotive companies, he decided to return to his first love, woodworking and setup his own business - Hornshaw Wood Works.

His mission was to produce high quality, low cost wooden products using his experience in design engineering coupled with the latest CNC woodworking technologies and software.

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In at the Deep End with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

In the spring of 2006 Paul Zank checked his voicemail and found a message from Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  (Extreme Makeover : Home Edition is a prime time television show on the ABC network in the US.) 

“Hi Paul. This is Ty Pennington and I was wondering if you would ....” Ty had a pair of interior doors to his “SECRET PROJECT” that needed to be carved.

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Machining Treasures & Gifts for Family, Friends & Customers

The PhotoVCarve section on the Vectric forum has been very busy with customers posting details about the wonderful lithophanes they are engraving as gifts and presents for friends and family.

A selection of projects can be seen by clicking on the link below.

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