Not Very Pretty ---------But.....

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Not Very Pretty ---------But.....

Postby Paul_n » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:01 pm

I have been asked to cut some artwork that will end up being,
taller then my machine will cut, and would require bits longer
then I have.... so, I needed to understand the cutting process
using "Cut3D", and 'slices'.

This is not a very pretty example... but it did what I needed.
This was a sea shell, cut in seven (7) slices of 3/4" MDF, resulting
in a completed part a little over 5" high.

It worked great and was very easy to complete......

Paul
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Shell slice 03.JPG
Shell slice 02.JPG
Shell slice 01.JPG
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Postby dighsx » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:27 am

That is really cool Paul. Nice work. Any tips on how you setup the slice stuff?
Take it easy.
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Postby Paul_n » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:02 pm

Thanks Jay...... ( Happy New Year !! )

As with the Vectric family of programs, the process could not be easier, as they really walk you through the process.
Looking at the attached, the "full_shell" is the file from my Roland PICZA, which is a bit rough, but provided the design,
from the end of a small sea shell, about 3/4" in dia.

I knew I was going to use 3/4" MDF, so I scaled the "Z" to fit the heigth.

In "slice_setup", I set the material to my 3/4" size, and 'checked' the box, telling the program to use the minimum size
material for each slice, as I knew my model was cone shaped.

In the "3-view", you can see the the result of this process, showing the first and sixth slice, of the seven used to produce
the model.

I used two bits, a 1/4", end mill, and a 1/8" ball nose, on each slice, so there were a few tool swaps before I got done, but
all worked out just great.

Oh yes, you can also see that, each 'slice' had tabs to hold the completed part.

I'm ready for the bigger task !!


Paul
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Postby Paco » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:47 pm

Nice example Paul!

Keep at it!
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Postby lpcsales » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:56 pm

Very good Paul!
:D

I'm really going to have to give the slicing option a try one day...hopefully soon.
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