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Paul_n
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"Pin" to "Part"

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Using a Roland PICZA, I scanned the cat in a basket pin, then
exported a .stl file into Cut3D, scaled and cut the finished part.

I cut it with a 1/8" ball nose bit, with a .01 stepover, so there was
very little finish sanding required. Took about 4 hours on my
older ShopBot.

Paul
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Post by dighsx »

Hey that's pretty cool. How does that scanner do on reflective stuff like coins? Wait isn't that scanner a touch scanner? Hmmm I might worry about it touching some coins I'd like to have scanned.
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Impressive. Where did you get the scanner from?

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Post by BradyWatson »

Looks great Paul! Nice job!

What wood did you use?

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Post by Wemme »

Very nice work. Scanner must have cost you a bit.
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Jay and Phil,

The scanner is a Roland Picza (probably a PIX-3)
http://www.cncprose.com/Roland/PICZAPIX-3Overview.htm

Jay, the scanner is a touch scanner that has a probe that "rings" or vibrates. When it touches an object, the pitch changes and the scanner "knows" that it has hit a surface. Supposidly, it does not marr or scratch a surface (they use to advertise that they could scan a strawberry without damaging the skin). Still, if you had a _really_ valuable coin, you probably would not want to use a Picza.

By the way, I think the Pix-3 and Pix-4 have been discontinued. Otherwise, they are really pretty cool, but they are sssslllloooowwww....

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Post by Paul_n »

The Picza, is as Bruce stated, and very slow. I picked it up used a number of years
ago. It is also rather limited in size, as I think the table is max'ed at 4"x6".

My grandson, has made some models in clay, and we scanned them with only
very minor marks left in the clay.

Brady.... the wood is a fir stair tread, most of them have really heavy grain, and
can produce some interesting results when carved. I am cutting one of James Booths
eagles right now in the same wood, will post results when finished.

Paul

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Wow, thats cool. :-)

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I, also, have a roland PIX-30 scanner and have been using it for 2-3 years. I use it to scan models of pistol grips I have never cut before and it has been invaluable. It may be slow, but it only takes about 10 minutes to set it up for a scan. It takes about 4-6 hours to scan one grip panel, but I let it do that at night while I am home so it isn't really a lot of lost time. I would recommend buying one if you can find a used one in good condition.

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