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Roland DG Launches VersaUV LEC2 Roll-to-Roll Printer/Cutters…

21-Jan-2021

VersaUV LEC2 S-Series Flatbed Printers

New Models Extend Benefits of UV Printing to Broader Range of Media and Deliver Sharper Quality

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Choosing mechanical locator fixings for installing flat cut …

20-Jan-2021

Brass Locator Nuts for installing flat cut letters.

Flat cut letters will need attaching to their destination whether a fascia, wall or shop front and there are various types available. FK Moore discuss both nylon and metal locators...

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Antalis initiative for a more sustainable industry

20-Jan-2021

Green Star System Logo

As a European leader in the visual communication industry, Antalis commits to help its clients’ transition to sustainable signs and displays.

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Zund UK / Dennison Group open new demonstration centre.

20-Jan-2021

Room with the Zund cutter installed at the Dennison Group.

Zund UK has installed a G3 Digital Cutter at the Dennison Group state-of-the-art facility in West Yorkshire to expand the Zund demonstration centre network in the UK.

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Built-up letters - Nov/Dec 2020

Hand-crafted built-up letters remain a popular choice

30-Oct-2020

Built-up letters from Acrylic

Sign Here Leicester is celebrating its 30th year in business and despite the current pandemic situation the demand for reasonably priced, high quality built-up letters has never been greater, says...

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Next generation tooling provides even more material choices

30-Oct-2020

8mm thick aluminium letters

The next generation of Crown Norge tooling from LKH tools has allowed for even greater options when specifying which materials can be used on a CNC router, says tooling &...

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Old school approach to signage

30-Oct-2020

The built-up 3 dimensional letters M and G

Since its inception in 2015 Lemon Signs has striven to stay at the forefront of signage design and manufacture, exploring new ways of production and reuse of ‘old school’ materials...

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Versatile solutions deliver maximum impact

30-Oct-2020

Huge Built up letters on top of a building called the PlayHouse

Built-up letters are the cornerstone to good signage, something which Applelec has specialised in for over 20 years. Using not only time-honoured techniques but integrating the latest technology and finishes...

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Acrylic built ups handmade with care and precision

30-Oct-2020

Acrylic and Polycril built up letters

Signs 2 Signs is an experienced trade manufacturer with over two decades of knowledge, specialising in 3D built up acrylic letters and logos, with a small team of certified Perspex...

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PC running vectric software Samples of work produced using the Vectric software Samples of work produced using the Vectric software
Vectric Ltd has announced new point releases for their Aspire and VCarve Pro software packages. These new versions add significant features as well as expanding existing functions to improve work flow and design flexibility for CNC signmakers. There are more than 15 specific areas of enhancement covering aspects of 2D design, 3D modeling, toolpath creation and part visualization. For Vectric customers who are currently running Aspire 3 or VCarve Pro 6 this is a free upgrade.

Users of both Aspire and VCarve Pro will benefit from a number of new tools common to both packages such as a specific Arc Drawing function, enhanced Pass Depth Control on profile toolpaths and an option to directly Print 2D and 3D images. The pass depth function allows the user to specify the individual cut depths when profiling. This can improve edge quality on parts using laminated materials and helps to better control techniques like "onion skinning", where a thin layer of material is left to hold the part in place when cutting it out. The printing option can be used to create images for customer approval or to make reference sheets for checking details at the machine, helping to optimize setup time. The arc drawing tool makes it easier to layout curved shapes common to many designs.

Aspire's new 3D Clipart Browser will speed up the creation of parts as well as increasing the choices available for "real-time" 3D design. The browser allows the user to see previews of files created with Aspire, making it easier and faster to select components for new layouts. Images of the parts can easily be browsed from within the program and magnified when required to ensure you are loading the correct piece. Once located the user can just drag and drop the image to import the model into the current job setup. An extension to the browser also allows the extensive Vector Art 3D clipart library to be searched from within Aspire to find appropriate files to purchase.

A new tool to extract a cross section from the 3D model along with enhancements to the smoothing and sculpting tools make creating finished 3D components in Aspire even simpler. The cross section tool makes it possible to extract data from the model so new shapes can be seamlessly combined with the existing design. This can be particularly beneficial for customers who work with 3D digitized data or import models from other CAD systems. Enhancements to the sensitivity of the smoothing and sculpting provide added control during the important stage of finalizing the 3D model. The Sculpting also benefits from more "short-cut" commands to control the operation, making the use of this important tool quicker and more dynamic.

Aspire 3.5 offers a new Top/Bottom Split Import Option for creating parts from existing 3D models, this allows a full 3D part (STL file) to be automatically split into two components which represent the "top" and "bottom" of the object based on a flat splitting plane. When coupled with the existing function to divide components into multiple Z layers, this makes it even easier to generate toolpaths to machine the individual pieces to assemble the full 3D finished part.

For further information telephone Vectric on 01527 850 323 or visit www.vectric.com