- Sep 2, 2011
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so I recently purchased a 3018 cnc engraver and just now getting to play around with it a little. I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for engraving brass or aluminum name tags or say a zippo lighter for example. it came with pointed d bits for engraving. I guess main question is about how deep would you program it to cut if you wanted to put your initals on brass zippo lighter for example ? I know feed rates would vary by machine so my next question is does anyone own a 3018 that could recommend speed for engraving the same test piece? I have some scrap brass sheet I can play with but really didn't want to break any of the dbits right off the bat if I could help it. really just looking for tips or recommendations for this little machine. I see all sorts of videos and such of it running but no real recommendations for what I want to do with it.