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Offline cut2spec

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Cutting slopes in foam
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:19:18 PM »
I need help with how to cut a ramp or slope in foam. I need to angle the egdes of my 1" thick foam. Any Ideas?

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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 10:58:46 AM »
What do you have for Cam software? That is going to be a 3D cut :(
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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 03:10:29 PM »
I only have lazycam that came with Mach3.

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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 09:10:30 AM »
You will need to look into other Cam software that can do 3D :( Sorry we are not able to do it at this time.
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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 11:23:15 AM »
Send me your dxf with what you need and machine post processor type.
you can also just hand code it in short time if just doing a simple slope edge.
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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2007, 12:52:00 AM »
I dont have a very big buget, with that in mind what cam programs should I look into?

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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 11:05:20 AM »
Depends on what you are wanting to do
For modeling you might look at Rhino about a grand I believe
You might also look at the Vectric software VCarve pro verson 4 has just been released.
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Re: Cutting slopes in foam
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 03:12:53 PM »
you might try freemill, its free, i have designed stuff in google sketchup, and used a free plugin to export a 3d file, then imported it into freemill.
at work right now, so i dont have the names in front of me, but it worked.. i was using it for text at the time.
dan