Playing with plasma ﬁre!
A new tool for metal graphics and brackets
Posted on Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Brackets designed for the sign
For many years I have believed that sign brackets should be designed in conjunction with dimensional signs and even become part of the signs we build. Having a CNC plasma cutter at our disposal made this instantly possible. Best of all, we had just the project to give this a serious try.
Ten years ago, when we purchased our MutiCam CNC router I was excited to discover how we could use it to create even better dimensional signs. We spent months creating dimensional samples to help us learn how to use both the software and machine. Those samples were featured in an article and on the cover of the March/April 2006 issue of SignCraft. Since then we have fabricated some pretty cool dimensional projects with this powerful machine—many of which have been featured in SignCraft.
Last year we took delivery of a MultiCam CNC plasma cutter. Like the router we weren’t quite sure how we would put the machine to use but we knew it would be a creative and fun ride! We already had a handle on EnRoute software which we would use for designing for the plasma cutter. The learning curve on the steel cutting plasma cutter is much less daunting than a router. In a few hours we were up to speed. Then it was a simple matter of hooking up the awesome capabilities of both machines and software with our imaginations. Anything was indeed possible!