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Author Topic: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers  (Read 296113 times)

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2018, 04:08:18 PM »
Does it still work?

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2018, 04:14:01 PM »
Test, test.

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edit: seems to work.  :-D
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2018, 04:29:13 PM »
Not exactly LSR but it could be a racing team logo. My daughter sells hair care products. This is the logo of one of her customers. The original image is 1/2" on a business card.
The plaque 1/2"x18"x24" aluminum. The image is raised .150" above the background. They liked it.
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2018, 05:26:14 PM »
Nice work, Terry.

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2018, 11:04:07 PM »
 :-o  so does this mean you are moving on from machinist to "artisiteest"  :-D  preparing for the next life?
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 11:20:11 PM »
The plaque look nice. Was that straightforward 3-axis CNC milling?
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2018, 12:15:59 AM »
:-o  so does this mean you are moving on from machinist to "artisiteest"  :-D  preparing for the next life?

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2018, 08:32:46 AM »
The plaque look nice. Was that straightforward 3-axis CNC milling?
Almost. I scan the image from the business card into the cad/cam software. Then trace it to create lines and arcs and resize. Then a feature called embossing creates a 3D image to my specks and toolpath is created from that. There is 52 hours of spindle run time in this plaque. Enjoyed every minute of it.
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2018, 10:47:30 AM »
The plaque look nice. Was that straightforward 3-axis CNC milling?
Almost. I scan the image from the business card into the cad/cam software. Then trace it to create lines and arcs and resize. Then a feature called embossing creates a 3D image to my specks and toolpath is created from that. There is 52 hours of spindle run time in this plaque. Enjoyed every minute of it.
Terry

So, you were drinking Foster's while watching cartoons as your CNC was cutting chips for 52 hours? Is that about right, Terry?

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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2018, 01:58:28 PM »
That was because if you are like me it is nice to confirm  we can still make our brains function---- most of the time :-D
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Re: Custom Machining for Landspeed Racers
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2018, 03:46:49 PM »
John,
Rum & Coke.