Problem during a 2.5D job

TomO
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Re: Problem during a 2.5D job

Post by TomO » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Chrisprols wrote: I'm aiming for something like this :
http://foamfittools.com/graphics2/F1S-0 ... ches_1.jpg
Sorry to get off topic but Chrisprols do you mind sharing your cad files and what type of material you are using? This is a great idea.

Thanks,
Tom


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Re: Problem during a 2.5D job

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:53 pm

FWIW, made a section on the wiki for this:

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ol_Storage

I was thinking that if we all collaborated on CAD files here: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_Tools it would be easy / automatic to do things such as:

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(written up here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1797 tool designs are mostly linked from the page above)
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

Chrisprols
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Re: Problem during a 2.5D job

Post by Chrisprols » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:48 am

TomO wrote:
Sorry to get off topic but Chrisprols do you mind sharing your cad files and what type of material you are using? This is a great idea.

Thanks,
Tom

Tom,

Don't ask me why but i never got the notification from the forum that I had a repply on this topic.

I don't have the files with me, next time I connect from home I'll sent them to you. However, the ones I'll be able to send you are not the ones for the wrench set. The ones I made were for my sockets, small ratchets and bit and pieces.

Regarding the material its plastazote. This is high density, heavy, foam. I advise to buy the one with black on the top and another color below. Black top : 5mm is great (less than 1/4"), then for the color below, just adjust with your drawer thickness (leave about 1/2" of space above).

For milling this material, here is the info I had read and I can share after some practice :
It's plastic, so mill fast speed with low rotation speed.
I set my Bosch Colt to the lowest speed (6000 rpm ?)
my feed rate was 1400 mm/min (55 in/min ?) (kind of the highest I ever tried !)
With my 1/2" straight bit (a router bit with 2 flutes) : steps down of 3~4mm (0.11 in).
leave about 5mm (1/4") minimum between 2 pockets so you have enough material to maintain some strength.
Shapeoko 2 #4852 with Bosch Colt
Location : Rouen, FRANCE

Chrisprols
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Re: Problem during a 2.5D job

Post by Chrisprols » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:59 am

WillAdams wrote: I was thinking that if we all collaborated on CAD files here: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/List_of_Tools it would be easy / automatic to do things such as:

.....................

(written up here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1797 tool designs are mostly linked from the page above)

Will,

There is an online website where one can get tools 3D models in many formats.
www.traceparts.com
From what I know they have mostly Facom equipment which is a big reference in France (maybe Europe ?). I don't know of other website.

However I would agree with you : going from a detailled tool 3D file to a simpler CAD foam model is quite difficult if not hugely time consuming.
It would be great to have some CAD models easily importable in a CAD or even CAM soft.

The other solution I found was to take a picture, then import in inkscape, then contour the tool (is contour the right word to say you draw a line all around it ?), and then you have your svg for a simple pocket ... but it's not the best, it's not automatically symetrical, you don't take into account the variable thickness, etc.

... yes you're right I'm still searching for a good solution :?
Shapeoko 2 #4852 with Bosch Colt
Location : Rouen, FRANCE

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