ACM box gadget

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ACM box gadget

Postby gfacer » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:21 am

I am selling my CNC (upgrading to a new one) and one interested party was an ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) fabricator making mostly boxes for building cladding. I was thinking how best for him to add boxes, basically a job-specific parametric program and realized that's what gadgets do.

Interested in seeing if anyone versed in these things might want to quote on making such a thing if the deal goes ahead. It's basically a box of X by Y size, with smaller boxes on the 4 edges and some lines that overlay some of the lines (grooving lines).

Ideally, then applying a dogbone fillet to the inside corners too, but that could still be done by hand if needed. See the attached photo pulled off the net for the basic idea. I could likely do this with a keyboard driven macro too, but a gadget would likely be even better.

I can be reached at 1-800-665-5811 as well
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Re: ACM box gadget

Postby PaulRowntree » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:44 am

I imagine that this would be very easy in a gadget, but also very easy from the normal toolset.

If you really want to automate this, I could make a Windows GUI stand-alone program that outputs CSV information that when loaded defines the vectors. Or a gadget like you suggest.
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Re: ACM box gadget

Postby gfacer » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:41 pm

Awesome Paul.

I'll drop you a line if the deal goes through....nice to know it can be done without me learning how to do it!

Thanks, Greg
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Re: ACM box gadget

Postby signs 2 signs » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:30 pm

Hi Paul
We spoke a couple years ago about something on the same lines
I have messaged you through your site
we have looked at other software for the same type of thing
Thanks Pete
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Re: ACM box gadget

Postby PaulRowntree » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:40 am

Hi Pete
Got your message, but am about a m underwater right now. Will look at it this weekend.

Cheers!
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