Removing aluminum tabs

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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by xfredericox » Fri May 20, 2016 9:21 am

turns out it was smaller by a factor 5 exactly. And I mean EXACTLY. Probably a strange coincidence, but I'm going to find out when I scan some more.
I noticed that you can manually set a reference scale in the 123D app. So I plan to place my object ona piece of paper i have exact dimensions of, scan it andset the scale accordingly.

btw it turned out it wasn't completely watertight, in 2 small spots at the underside of the cheek bones, and also obviously the complete bottom. So basically the places where I didn't have photos taken.

But ran it through online netfabb and printing as I speak. I'm doing a full-scale print (ETA: 6h 23m) and my current spool may not be suficient filament to complete the print, we'll see...
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by jbc » Fri May 20, 2016 2:02 pm

So maybe setting two cameras, one to capture the upper area and one that would catch all of the undercuts then stitch them together?
Automation.....is a beautiful thing.
Or of course move the camera and take another set of pics.

Well this thread took a different path....from tabs to 3D scanning.

I'll be finishing my set of large house numbers and hopefully mounting them to the front of the house.
I'll post a pic later after they are complete.
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by xfredericox » Sat May 21, 2016 2:21 pm

http://www.manmademayhem.com/?p=1350

I'm going to take some more pics and try if that gives me a 100% complete model.
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by jbc » Sat May 21, 2016 5:46 pm

You can use Meshmixer (or other tools) to remove the bottom portion and add a solid-flat part.

And... 20 hour print...YIKES!
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by jbc » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:52 pm

15" Aluminum House Numbers mounted and done.
Using the jigsaw table made removing the tabs a breeze.
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by Gamble » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:24 pm

Looks great. What speed/feed/bit are you using on the aluminum? and how did you mount the numbers?

Last time I cut aluminum it just start snapping bits like crazy. Before that it was perfect. Really strange
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by xfredericox » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:16 pm

Well I finally finished my automated photo booth.

Video below. Need to do some cable management to finish the project, but the functionality is there!
Blog post about this probably tomorrow.

https://youtu.be/SKE2KxISJtk
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by jbc » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:46 pm

Nice.
Did you use Gearotic for the gear patterns?

I need to finish my 3D scanning booth.
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by xfredericox » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:28 am

No, I found a website called geargenerator.com

Blog post is up btw.
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Re: Removing aluminum tabs

Post by jbc » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:34 pm

Why did you use gears instead of running the platform directly from the motor and just control the speed and steps?
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