A Complete Solution to the manufacture of Braille and Tactile Signs.
This is the story of a Braille and Tactile Sign
Part 1 - The Braille Bit
Your project is to make this sign because once you've done this then all the rest will just follow on. Braille and Tactile signage is now a key element in a sigmakers portfolio and if you get started properly then there are few mysteries.
Shwn on the right is a Vision 2448 Router with a drawing and some materials. It doesn't have to be a Vision machine, your existing engraver will work provided that you have the ability to translate Braille!
First we set up our lettering so that we can create the Braille and process that part of the sign.
Vision Pro has a Braille translation icon, so that once you have entered your text you can simply click to do the translation - generally for Signage, Braille type one is used which is literally a character by character translation with 63 combinations. Type 2 Braille is more complex and is abbreviated for books and more technical compositions.
The file created by this translation is a drill pattern which allows your machine to drill precise 1.5mm diameter holes to a depth of .042".
This hole pattern is now ready for bead insertion - with a Vision machine having a pen holder attachment and a series 3 controller you can do this now - if you are using the pen manually you can do this later.
On a Vision machine equipped with a Braille insertion tool (shown to the right) both the spindle, which carries the Braille Drill and the insertion tool can be in place at the same time so that when the bead insertion operation is required the tool is simply lowered into its working location.
The beads are inserted by repeating the drill operation.
Identify Engraving Systems Ltd cannot advise on sign design or construction under any circumstances.