Corian Scoring and Engraving

Ok, that just went to the top of my build list. Would be great for my sons’ school video projects. Thanks for sharing!

I think the epoxy in Corian is known for scorching under heat. so maybe without any fancy engraved designs to be ruined.

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Thinking about embossing, stamping, relief engraving and the variations of depth of engrave and height of relief.

Then thinking of what it would look like in a press on leather.

Just thinking.

2" square tile of white Corian, .46" thick. The depth of the engrave is from .75 to .9 mm. The height of the relief is .75 to .85 mm.

50% power, 200 in/min. 675 lpi. 32 minutes process.

Was surprised that the engrave got so off center to the material. Interesting. I thought I had taken care of positioning. Perhaps not. Perhaps with all engrave and smaller job the differences add up.


Oooooh so cool!!! Thanks for sharing! That’s a pretty deep engrave, too! Love love love the reverse engraved one. Are those Corian pieces the size of the free sample pieces you can get off DuPont’s website?


I edited the post. I saved the post too fast before I was done so it has a few more details of the specs.

This has amazing potential.


Haha I replied too fast! Just saw your additional details. Thanks again for sharing- so excited to work with this material.

I love what it does – can’t wait to be able to do this!!

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Wow, gorgeous! I’m thinking if you built a little tolerance between the positive and the negative, you’d have a very nice two-part embossing die.


Oh, I will do another relief and see how it fits. That is a cool test! But I’ll have to do both the relief and the engrave again, this time sized in Inkscape. Since I imported a higher res bitmap I resized the images and they aren’t the same size. Continuing to think through this workflow.


that is a downside to resizing at the end of the workflow, as opposed to doing it in the initial design. When you go back to make duplicates, you have to remember how much over/under-sized it was.

My plotter software has a “fit to material” re-sizing option, which is great to get the most out of material, but a very poor idea if you are going to need to repeat the job later down the road. The option is a toggle that stays set when you close the software, so if you do use it, you have to be careful to turn it back off or risk forgetting that it was set and getting a totally out of scale cut first thing the next morning.

I have, on occasion, gone back to the design software and resized the art to the appropriate scale; it does tell you how much it scaled up or down to fit material.


Celtic design for the win!


WHOA! You taught us something on that one, @marmak3261. I’ve never seen an engraving like that before on Corian. It’s incredible.

We’re starting a major block of software work that will, in time, result in dramatically better lid camera alignment work.