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4 axis foam cutter
« on: January 24, 2016, 10:22:58 AM »
Hey Guys,
I have finally got machine working as I wanted (before I had some problems, which Tweakie was so kind to help me with them)
So, since then I have cut lots of wings (this was the initial idea of the machine), but I had bigger ideas - like cutting letters and different shapes. After some research I decided to buy a product - DevFoam Pro - very good program with nice and intuitive interface and for a good price too. So here are some pics of what I have done for the first time. My garage neighbours loved the capabilities of the program and wanted some signs for their door like " Alchololics here!" and "BAR Cheers", I will post the finished and glued product may be tomorrow :)
http://imgur.com/LZLMe5z
http://imgur.com/YMRENoe
http://imgur.com/B2LWdjy
http://imgur.com/uCMt2rI
https://youtu.be/_xfYntfSukY
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 11:20:54 AM »
Excellent work, I am pleased to see that your machine is working OK and that you are cutting things related to BEER  :)

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2016, 11:56:51 AM »
Oh YES!
Most of my friends are working for beer companies (they are pouring air into bottles) :D
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 01:00:35 PM »
OK,
the good news is that I can cut polycarbonate sheeting, ropes and foam for mattresses. :)
Really satisfied by the results, some pics are coming :) I was pretty busy working on my first and second planes done by the cnc :) Hope that will be able to post some good maden flights ... soon :)
The first is a delta wing (a bit modified from the original) and the second is a copy or borjet maja uav http://borjet.com/index.php/prod-engl-men/blog-2-columns which in my opinion is one of the best - like the Volvo - stiff but durable :)
See Ya soon! :)
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 02:18:07 AM »
Cool.
The part of the video of the Maja making it's fully automated landing was extremely impressive - I could use the electronics for that  ;)

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 05:46:40 AM »
Ok,
here is a pic, of the polycarbonate sheeting, rope before and after the cut (small pieces) - perfectly burned and a not that good cut foam letter (I should make a rail or something to move the material when it is being cut, because there is some kind of calamine that stays on the wire and stops the heat).
http://imgur.com/C2R0kDf
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 05:17:11 AM »
Guys,
I tried to cut an egg with my cnc - the result:
- couple of lessons  learned
- 1 hour wasted
- thinking about making a nice motorized platform (my controller is 5 axis)

And by the way, does someone know a soft that I will be able to use, or it will be better to insert lines in the g-code file (as I am doing sometimes)?

http://imgur.com/Rd2Puv2
http://imgur.com/VP7cVDN
http://imgur.com/uCZltPD
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 11:29:49 AM »
Hey Guys,
I am baaack :)
Last week I was working on a house project and after a couple of bad cuts I finished and was really reager to show You the result.
http://imgur.com/a/Klodd

Nick
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2016, 11:44:48 AM »
Excellent work Nick.  ;)

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2016, 10:37:00 AM »
Great stuff, have been considering putting together a foam machine like this, just a bit limited on space with my cnc router filling most of my space.    What software do you use to create the shapes and set up the cuts in mach?