On behalf of the owner of the blog Manualidades Caseras, I’ve had to cut some custom jewelry designs in carbon fiber. Based on the plate I fabricated with the method I explained in another post (Manufacturing Carbon Fiber Plates) I have enough material to make these prototypes. The procedure, as I have explained on other occasions, is quite simple. In this case I started from freehand sketches with ideas that had different designs for pendants, chains, earrings, etc … And I just had to scan them and put them in the Vectric Aspire. Then go vectoring hand drawing until the vectors as similar as possible to the drawings: Once we have the vectors, the rest is a breeze: Select the necessary tools, machining strategy plan and generate paths: Of course, a simulation is always necessary to make sure that we cut everything properly, you have properly configured tags, and that do not cut the outside first and then the inside … In this case, the order does matter . Well, we can proceed to make dust … We put the plate on the table, properly secured, especially to not stay bent, so the engraving is uniform everywhere. We started the cutter, and give to Play … First it made the engraving. Then it asks for the tool change, so proceed to cut everything that is programmed, leaving parts subject to the array using the tags: Fine work. The cutter works perfectly. Now we just have to cut with a cuttex tags, and sand the edges a bit, and we all finished prototypes The truth is that it is very rewarding to work with these materials. Although for some pieces is a painstaking job, but for these things is extremely simple and the result is spectacular:
In this video you will see all the cutting process:
You see how easy it is to get any pendant, ornament, earring, key chain, etc … in a very “glamorous” material. While not as cheap as wood materials, I assure it is more affordable than you imagine. The carbon fiber plates today, can be purchased at many online stores, and with a machine so can be cut with ease you have just seen. Needless to say, that if you want to have a keychain, pendant, etc … carbon fiber, with your custom design, you just have to contact me. Give me a picture, a drawing, a drawing in dxf … and I will value the cost of carbon fiber. You’ll see as it is not so expensive! If you want more details about how to get your own design, just click Here.