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Is this possible in Aspire

Postby Ollywood » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:36 am

Hi,

Got an interesting project, a sculpted wall broken into 40 pieces of 8/4 walnut. All pieces are different and 2 sided machining is needed.
I want to mill the material to thickness before cncing and only do the ramps with 3d the profile in 2d.

File attached - any ideas would be wonderful.
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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby Ollywood » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:38 am

Can also send 3dm, obj or stl
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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby mezalick » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:13 am

Your attached file appears to be empty.
If you want to send me your other files I'll take a look

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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:15 am

It's a 3D dxf file but it's badly formed. The only program I can load it into is Sketchup, everything else complains about incorrect elements etc.
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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby ger21 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 pm

It loads in AutoCAD fine. If it's not loading, it's the programs poor .dxf support.

Because of the shape of the "scoops", it looks like they'd have undercuts?
Rather than trying to cut these from two sides. I'd look at cutting the profile, and then making a fixture to finish the "scoops" with the board mounted on edge. That may be the most efficient method.
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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:23 pm

Guessing that Aspire doesn't support embedded ACIS in a DXF then as that is what the other programs I use complain about. They say the file should be exported as 3DS rather than DXF from AutoCAD. Aspire just refuses to load it with no indication of the problem.
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Re: Is this possible in Aspire

Postby fcc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:15 pm

Use a ball end and do the flip or use a key seat cutter with full radius ends. In the latter you could profile with a step down/step over.
I think a flip operation with a ball would be simplest.

Rhino opens this file fine.

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