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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2016, 10:44:21 AM »
Hello Arbo,
I am using DevFoam Pro - good cad based soft and not too expensive as well.
Good luck with this and dont forget to share some pics :)
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2017, 04:19:01 AM »
Hey guys,
its been a while, since my last post. I am enjoing my cnc, mostly doing airplanes, will post some pics of my newest jobs, but now will show something I am really proud of - A Victorian style window (almost full size)
http://imgur.com/a/uzzhH
http://imgur.com/TWybbnY
http://imgur.com/jJqsUh3

Cheerz!
RC Nikkie

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2017, 04:49:23 AM »
Wow Nick, that is brilliant.

Did it take long to design / cut ?

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 04:59:47 AM »
Design was much more difficult than actual cutting, ofcourse there were couple of times that I am not satisfied how an element looks and had to change it somehow. Anyway it took me about 2 weeks designing, cutting, gluing and 2-3 days more of finalizing work. I put 0.5mm crystal PET folio behind the windows, so they wooked really authentic at the end.
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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 10:51:52 AM »
So guys,
as I promised, here some projects I was working lately:
1. FoamGlider - I always wanted to construct a glider that everybody will be able to assemble. After some not that good tries I came up to this one, with more than 2 meters wingspan and pretty good glide - it is very good to go somewhere out and play with a friend or two. The center of gravity is fully adjusted, so it is easy to put a GoPro cam or something else and throw it to a friend :) Centrer wing could be different airfoil or the angle of incidence could be different.
http://imgur.com/ZRy6NKv
http://imgur.com/L57LQmR
http://imgur.com/SZGKjAh
http://imgur.com/KWJdAuw
http://imgur.com/oGNHwQG
http://imgur.com/3l9g9qs
http://imgur.com/DkjFSM3
http://imgur.com/iCdXu5p
http://imgur.com/2CfApck

2. EPS house - a project that I managed to turn into a nice looking house, using the right paint it will look as a real wood
http://imgur.com/LjwA5YN

3. EPS roof tiles - I am planning to put some of these (after a good coating) outside for the winter and see how durable they are.
http://imgur.com/hLf20x2
4. XPS airfoil parts - another project towards ultralight glider construction.
http://imgur.com/NlV64Tb
RC Nikkie

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2017, 01:49:20 PM »
Excellent work Nick, I just love that cabin.

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 02:58:31 AM »
Thanks Tweakie,
I made it on the base of this one:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1078585
At first every panel was a simple 2D cut (just like the wooden one, but bigger), after a while I saw something looking like this and decided to try to make it better looking :)
RC Nikkie

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Re: 4 axis foam cutter
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 02:37:35 AM »
I almost forgot to show something I have done almost a year ago - fascinated by the castle of Burton https://www.google.bg/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FD5uKE5n.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fcastles%2Fcomments%2F1hst2i%2Fburton_basque_country%2F&docid=65Ae1VUEtCUVZM&tbnid=in7vjRvjrN7TzM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjRz6G42I_VAhVSZFAKHS8WAnMQMwgnKAQwBA..i&w=1650&h=945&bih=662&biw=1366&q=castle%20burton&ved=0ahUKEwjRz6G42I_VAhVSZFAKHS8WAnMQMwgnKAQwBA&iact=mrc&uact=8 and influenced by the work I did with the Victorian window.
Having in mind that this peace is just 15cm in diameter It was really hard to line it up 3 times correctly to do the 3 cuts in different positions.
Hope You like it! :)
http://imgur.com/a/CE6S1
http://imgur.com/cEbtJlN
http://imgur.com/8OSISlP
RC Nikkie