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Vinyl cutting on your ShapeOko

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Vinyl cutting on your ShapeOko by misan Mar 19, 2013
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A plastic adapter for an Roland-type pen-holder cutter for a ShapeOko or other 40x20 extrusions.


Print the part and add the two required nut traps for M3 screws.

My initial idea was to use M5 screws but they won't fit. M3x10mm are the perfect size for the job. You might want to reduce the fixing holes as they are intended for M5.

Blade-holder and blades can be had on eBay for less than $15.

Not that much can be seen but here is a short video of the unit in operation:

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I would suggest spring loading the cutter to keep it in constant pressure contact with the material. Raise and lower the head to change pressure.

A flexible cutting mat in the bottom can help here too. I'll think about adding some springiness to the attachment.

Great idea love it keep the imagination ticking

I have used the gcodetools you can add to Inkscape free software. Just make sure you use the Flatten Beziers extension so only straight lines are used. Any firmware will happily handle straight segments (Marlin, Repetier or Sprinter come to my mind). I do not think much force is needed to your ORD Bot will do just fine (as far as your bed is leveled).

Great! I was also planning to turn my ORD Bot to a vinyl cutter... How do you manage the strengh? What software/firmware do you use?