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Old 04-07-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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Nice job came out good
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Ive got a Grand National Id sport one, shot me a pm if you have any extras
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Give me about two weeks and I'll have a pile of 'em made!

Hehe... my hand-made prototypes aren't very pretty compared to what can be done with CNC

They will be less than any other ring currently available though, but I'm not 100% sure how much I'm going to charge 'till I know how much the aluminum is going to run.
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yea thats crazy nuts good there.
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i LOVE watching machined projects come to life Good work!
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That turned out clean. Good job.

Any futher plans for the finish? (anodize, powdercoat, etc)
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I think I'm going to leave the hand-made ring alone.

But if I make a really big batch of CNC rings then I might see about getting some anodized. Hmm.... a factory gray would be cool.... so would black, red, silver, white, etc. to match the paint color.
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I'm in the design stages right now. Hope to have a completed drawing and G-Code by tonight.

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And the finished part in Inventor!

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Now to import it to MasterCam so I can set up tooling and generate some G-Code action that I can stick into a CNC machine so that it will cut some parts for me

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After many hours of work and patience at getting Inventor to load on my crusty old laptop, I finally have a wireframe model in Mastercam.

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Mastecam is software that generates toolpaths for CNC machines and will then convert the paths into G-Code after all the toolpaths are correct.

...now if I could only remember how to use Mastercam

Anyway, more fun stuff laters
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And a video of the toolpaths and animation. I used a freebie bit of software that added a watermark, but you get the idea. I need to tweak the numbers for the depths of cuts, but otherwise its almost ready to go.

I'm shooting for next week to start cutting



PS: If anyone knows of any software that would record stuff like this that doesn't have a watermark then let me know
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good ol' inventer. i havent used it since senior year of 04


looks good
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