Thanks for the shout-out mtylerfl
I mentioned I would post about my other projects using Aspire
for carving wax. I have gathered up some of my blog posts at my own sites. Here are the links:http://workshop.ramblindan.org/jla/meta ... /tiny-pawshttp://workshop.ramblindan.org/jla/meta ... ltic-horsehttp://workshop.ramblindan.org/jla/meta ... le-crossedhttp://dimensionalart.org/art/index.php ... day-s-workhttp://dimensionalart.org/art/index.php ... og-pendant
These were all
created in Vectric Aspire
. I have two Taig CNC micro mills that I used for creating jewelry designs in wax for lost wax casting. These projects demonstrate the accuracy of the Aspire
tool path files and the quality of the Taig micro mills. I have created and run files that contain over a half million lines of code. The carving bits are tapered ball end mills with a tip diameter as small as 0.003". Yep, three thousandths. Most runs are with 0.005" Stepover is 20% so each pass cuts 0.001" of wax. Run time have been as high as 5 continuous hours.
Of course I use much larger ball and end mills when the design is less detailed.
Here is a link to a short video of my 4 axis mill cutting a pendant wax. The first machine in the video as very quick zoom by view of my homemade gantry machine using a Taig spindle set-up. That is the machine that carved the breadbox. http://workshop.ramblindan.org/jla/meta ... 4-axis-cnc
There are a lot of links here. Sorry for that. It is easier than rewriting the stories. I hope this helps expand the knowledge of the ability and types of projects that Vectric Aspire
is being used. I love how fast I can build a new model.