[simpits-chat] Panel perfection?

Gene Buckle simpits-chat@simpits.org
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 07:23:41 -0800 (PST)

> Just chatting with the guy who runs our CNC machines and he's happy to
> mill panels for me.
> My idea is to use white opaque acrylic sheet (~4mm thick) with the face
> painted matt black. The 0.5mm cutter will then cut through the paint
> leaving the white of the acrylic showing.
> This gives me white text on a black background, is robust, and allows for
> back-lighting.
> Perfect?  Tests begin tomorrow!
Been there, done that.  The paint will bubble up and or peel along the
cutter path.  Get in touch with Peter Cos and have him do the panels.