As soon as I figure out how to place a pan into the machine to catch coolant
I will be able to do steel, don't anticipate too much though, I could be
wrong. The Software uses G-code to run the machine, I know it will convert
DXF and DWG, I think it will convert Solidworks but not sure yet.I think I
will stick to a ball cutter for doing molds, this way I can go strait to
cutting the mold instead of creating a plug then a mold.
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:39:47 -0800 (PST)
From: David Dymaxion <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] CNC heads-up
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[hidden email]>
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Machining is great fun, it sounds like you bought a neat piece of equipment.
* I assume you can do mild steel as well as Aluminum?
* Will you be able to accept any of the standard CAD files or
emachineshop files and work electronically? That could save you alot of
* You could rig up a hot wire near your xy table, and use the CNC to do
precise hot wire cuts of foam -- this could make for some really nice and
left/right symmetric molds
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From: Mark Grasser <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email] Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1:38:31 PM
Subject: [EVDL] CNC heads-up
To EVeryone looking for adapter plates and other tooled aluminum
am midway through constructing a CNC machine to do parts for my many
projects along with a new business venture that has been almost forced
me. As a spin off I am offering to do precision one offs for those who
be interested. I anticipate having the machine running by the end of
January. In anticipation of a learning curve I will be doing pieces for
to cost for a while just to understand how to make it work properly.
Y Z cutting dimensions are looking to come out to about 60 x 40 x 18
In addition to doing aluminum pieces I am also hoping to be able to do
plugs for molds to do the fairings and rear cover to my bike. (It is a
trike). If you can wait till the end of January and you can supply me
good drawings please leave me an email and I will line you up.