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3d Machining
« on: March 24, 2009, 07:02:28 PM »
Here's a pic of a mold I just finished. Its for lead downrigger weights for a friend who runs a charter boat on Lake Michigan.
The mold is made from 2" thick alum plate. one weight is a 20 pound , the other is 12 pounds. These are used for fishing 200 + feet deep.
 I first designed these in solid works to get the correct weights needed , then imported a cad dwg into featurecam to write the code. The main body was all machined with a .500 ball end mill on the y z plane with a .030 step over.  No g2 or g3. All g1 moves . The fins were done with a .250 and a .375 ball end mills. Over one million lines of code. Then a little elbow grease. Of course the finish didn't have to be that good , but then I tend to get a little carried away.

Ed
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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:10:55 PM »
That's great Ed. And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks.  ;D

You just keep defying logic Ed......... Good job...................I'm serious!  They look great. You ever made any punch press dies?

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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 09:19:01 PM »
Brett,
Punch press dies,  Yes , worked in a tool & die shop almost 10 years, and also, worked in an alum foundry making permanent mold dies, so , Ive got a little experiance.
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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 09:32:11 PM »
Ed, I had a guy asking about some today. I would like to talk to you about them if I can. Either get a little advise or get you to quote them if you will.

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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 09:39:19 PM »
Brett, send me an e-mail.

eallenvaness@comcast.net

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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 01:18:09 AM »
Thats some neat work... great finish! what did you have to do to it besides a little elbow grease?

Keep up the good work!
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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 03:01:16 AM »
Nice work Ed.

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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 01:17:36 PM »
The finish was accomplished by ,
1. scotch brite wheels
2. emery paper
3. buffing wheels.

I love polished Aluminum.   ;D

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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 04:41:53 PM »
Indeed, I love polished aluminum as well and I do a lot of it, lol!

Nice job you have done there, Ed.

Thanks for sharing-
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Re: 3d Machining
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2009, 10:18:18 PM »
Hey Ed,
  Did your fishin' buddy ever get them sinkers made ?
Wonder if you could get a pic or 2 of the finished product all painted up...assuming they get painted of course. (bet they're at least POLISHED ;D, lead will polish but you gotta be careful :P
Might want to order the bigger one for them deep runnin' bluegills in Paps pond. :D
See ya,
RC 8)