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VINYL CUTTERS - EXAMINATION QUESTION

V. Ryan 2013-2017

 

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A local company designs and manufactures a variety of road signs, for special events.

An example of one of their signs is shown below.
 
 
Using sketches and notes clearly show how you would:

Design the images and text,

Cut and stick images to a sheet of white acrylic/perspex.

At each stage, name the equipment or software you would use.

Stage 1 has been completed for you.
 
 
 
Stage 1: Design letters and direction sign using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
 
 
Stage 2: Cut letters and direction sign using Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
 
 
Stage 3: Weeding (removing unwanted vinyl)
 
 
 
Stage 4: Use low tack film/tape is used to lift the vinyl letters and direction sign from the backing film.
 
 
Stage 5: Position the lettering and arrow before removing the low tack film to reveal the final sign
 
 
 
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